Votto agrees to new deal with Reds
This just in — the Reds and Joey Votto have agreed to terms Sunday on a three-year, $38 million contract with 1B Joey Votto, baseball sources told MLB.com. This is pending a physical, which is scheduled for Monday.
This would cover all of Votto’s arbitration years and allow him to reach free agency after the 2013 season — which is when he is first-time eligible.
The Reds have yet to make any announcements. A message was left with GM Walt Jocketty.
— Mark Sheldon