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Suite deal: Votto pays for suite on road trips

Associated Press Modified: April 26, 2012 at 5:46 pm •  Published: April 26, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — Joey Votto will be spending some of the quarter-billion dollars the Cincinnati Reds are giving him on his own comfort.

Cincinnati and the first baseman finalized their $251.5 million, 12-year contract Thursday, the longest guaranteed agreement in baseball history.

While the agreement gives the 2010 NL MVP a hotel suite on road trips, Votto must pay out of his pocket the difference in cost between the suite and a single room, according to contract terms obtained by The Associated Press.