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Reds 1B Votto to miss fourth game with knee injury

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 19, 2014 at 4:58 pm •  Published: May 19, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto is out of the lineup for the fourth straight game.

The 2010 NL MVP remained in Cincinnati while the Reds opened a series at Washington on Monday. He is rehabbing a distal quadriceps strain in his left knee.

The Reds are hoping Votto can avoid a stint on the disabled list. Manager Bryan Price says they have not made a decision.

Cincinnati, also without Jay Bruce (left knee), who is eligible to come off the disabled list Wednesday, was outscored 20-7 while dropping two of three this past weekend in Philadelphia.