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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Joey Votto Gets Three Days Rest, Lamb Pushed Back To Cleveland Start

Joey Votto is not in the Cincinnati Reds lineup tonight against Pittsburgh.

Jordan Pacheco will play firstbase against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Votto has played every game so far and with the rainout Tuesday and the off day Thursday, Votto will get a mini-vacation of three days.

"Joey has been working hard. He's put in an unbelievable amount of time with Don Long and Tony Jaramillo.  This gives him a chance to recover," Bryan Price said.  "We give him one game and he gets three days."

John Lamb's thumb will also get more time to heal.  He is playing catch.  Lamb will benefit from the rainout and off day, too.

"We knew we wanted to give Lamb extra time," Price said.  "He will have another day to play catch. He should be ready on Tuesday in Cleveland."

Lamb jammed his left thumb in a plate appearance against the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday and left the game.

Homer Bailey got a second opinion about tendinitis in his surgically repaired right elbow and it confirmed the first diagnosis.  Bailey is also playing catch and the Reds want all the soreness out of his elbow before he gets back on the mound.

Michael Lorenzen is progressing nicely with his tender right elbow.

'He hasn't had any setback so far," Price said.

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