Now Commenting On:

{"content":["injury" ] }

Price: Votto to be sidelined weeks, not months

Price: Votto to be sidelined weeks, not months play video for Price: Votto to be sidelined weeks, not months

CINCINNATI -- Bryan Price didn't place a timetable on when injured first baseman Joey Votto (strained left distal quadriceps) would be back, but the Reds manager did narrow it down to a matter of weeks, not months.

"It's so far out, and when I say 'far out,' it's more weeks; I'm not talking about months and months and months," Price said. "But with both Brandon [Phillips] and Joey, we're talking more about weeks than days. So I think it would be reckless of me to suggest there's a due date on when either one of them would be back."

Votto went on the disabled list July 8 with the quad strain for the second time, after missing 23 games with the injury from May 21 to June 10. This season, he's posted a .255/.390/.409 line with 16 doubles, six home runs and 23 RBIs.

Phillips was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb, incurred on a diving attempt at a ground ball in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Cubs. He is expected to miss approximately six weeks.

Phillips is batting .272 with 19 doubles, seven homers and 40 RBIs.

Manny Randhawa is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{"content":["injury" ] }
{"content":["injury" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español