Votto to make another rehab start Monday

Votto to make another rehab start Monday

HOUSTON -- After hitting a homer in a rehabilitation start with Triple-A Louisville on Saturday, Joey Votto had the day off on Sunday.

The Reds announced late Sunday that Votto will make another rehab appearance on Monday for Triple-A Louisville in the Bats' final game of the season.

Reds manager Dusty Baker had hoped Votto, more than six weeks removed from surgery to repair the torn medial meniscus in his left knee, could return to the Reds' lineup on Monday when the team returns to Cincinnati for a nine-game homestand. However, Votto has the final say on when he returns.

"We'll wait and see if he thinks he's ready," Baker said. "We've got a spot for him."

Votto went 1-for-5 in three rehab appearances with Class A Dayton and is 1-for-3 with Louisville. The Reds are 32-15 without Votto in the lineup after Sunday's 5-3 victory at Houston.