Reds’ Joey Votto suffers broken thumb after being hit by pitch

Joey Votto would leave the game after taking a pitch off his thumb in the fourth inning against the White Sox.

Cincinnati Reds and Canadian baseball star Joey Votto marked the 1,800th game of his career Wednesday in painful fashion, breaking his left thumb after being hit by a pitch.

Manager David Bell confirmed the injury after the Reds walked off the White Sox to win 1-0 in 10 innings. Bell also confirmed that Votto would most likely miss at least a month of action.

The injury occurred in the bottom of the fourth inning when Votto was hit by the White Sox’s Dallas Keuchel. Votto briefly stayed in the game but was replaced at first base by Kyle Farmer in the sixth inning.

Votto, 37, reached another milestone less than a week ago when he hit his 300th home run. The Toronto native is hitting .229/.302/.429 with five home runs this season, his 15th in the majors.

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