Votto overcomes adversity to reach fourth ASG

Etobicoke's Joey Votto will take part in his fourth consecutive MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday night...

Etobicoke's Joey Votto will take part in his fourth consecutive MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday night in New York. (REUTERS)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:50 PM ET

Joey Votto will play in his fourth consecutive all-star game Tuesday night.

Yet being in the National League clubhouse is far from routine.

Not when he had two knee surgeries last summer, the first five days after the all-star game in Kansas City.

Not when he returned to the Cincinnati Reds lineup in September and was homer-less in 127 at-bats (105 in the regular season, another 22 in the post-season).


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