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Votto's health ringing no alarm bells in Reds camp


GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Since the full squad reported and began working out on Friday, it's seemingly been business as usual for Joey Votto. The Reds first baseman has shown no signs of being bothered by his surgically repaired left knee.

Reds manager Dusty Baker was asked Monday if he had seen anything not right about Votto.

"He looks like Joey to me," Baker said. "I'm not really worried about Joey. Joey works. A guy that works is a guy that heals. Unless I see something contrary to what I think, no sense worrying about something that isn't there or causing him to worry. They didn't sign Joey to a 10-year contract because he'll hit only one year. Joey is going to hit. He's one of the best around. Once you've won the MVP and once you're an All-Star, you expect that."

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