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The Knee

The Knee

Cincinnati entered this spring training without many questions but one of the big ones they had was the health of Joey Votto's knee. Though comments from him indicate he's needed a lot of extra work to prepare for their April 1 opener, the way he's been hitting Cactus League pitching suggests he's at least close to being back to 100%.

Every active MLB roster has fifty knees. There are eighty on their 40-man. When it comes to Cincinnati atop the list of concerns is the one belonging to Joey Votto that was surgically repaired last season. He was vying for his second NL MVP award when he tore the meniscus sliding in a game at San Francisco on the last day June. After that he finished with no home runs and nine RBI over the...

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