The Reds haven’t revealed the reason for the move, but have specifically announced that Votto is on the IL – not the 10-day IL. There is no minimum or maximum number of days that Votto must stay on the IL.
Cincinnati made a similar move last month with Mike Moustakas after the infielder began to experience symptoms of coronavirus. The Enquirer reported that Moustakas tested negative for COVID-19.
Votto, 36, is down .259 with two homers in seven games this season.
The Reds replaced Votto on the active roster with right-hander Anthony DeSclafani, who was activated from the 10-day IL and who will start the first game on Sunday against the Tigers.