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<p>WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 04: Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds gesttures towards the Washington Nationals dugout after being hit with a pitch for the second time in the game at Nationals Park on August 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)</p>
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds have activated All-Star first baseman Joey Votto from the 10-day disabled list before Thursday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Votto had been out since Aug. 17 with a sore right knee, which was hit by a pitch on Aug. 4.
He is hitting .284 with nine home runs and 55 RBIs over 118 games.
The Reds also optioned outfielder Preston Tucker to Triple-A Louisville, recalled right-handed pitcher Austin Brice from Louisville and placed right-hander Robert Stephenson on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis.
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