Votto serves 1-game suspension vs. Twins

June 22nd, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- Reds first baseman received a two-game suspension for his aggressive actions on the field during his argument with umpires on Saturday. He appealed and the punishment was reduced to one game, which he served on Tuesday.

During the top of the first inning in a 7-5 loss to the Padres at Petco Park, Votto was ruled out on an appeal of a check-swing Strike 3. After initially saying something to third-base umpire Chris Guccione, Votto became enraged with home-plate umpire Ryan Additon and was ejected from the game.

Votto had to be separated from Additon by manager David Bell and other coaches, but he appeared to make some contact during the incident.

Bell was also ejected for arguing.

The punishment announcement came shortly before the Reds played the Twins on Tuesday. Votto had already been given a break from the lineup.

“The quick turnaround, we have an off-day [Wednesday] -- give him a couple of days, and he’ll be back in there Thursday,” Bell said earlier Tuesday morning.