MLB Rumors: Cincinnati Reds Open To Trading Joey Votto To Hometown Team

Joey Votto, the six-time All-Star first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds, is in the final year of his 10-year, $225 million contract with the team.

Despite expressing a desire to remain with the Reds for his entire career, the possibility of a trade to the Toronto Blue Jays has been discussed if certain conditions are met.

General manager Nick Krall has stated that he would consider a trade if the Reds are out of contention at the trade deadline and Votto expresses interest in playing for his hometown team.

Votto, a Canadian native, from the Toronto area, and 2010 National League MVP, has spent his entire 17-year career with the Reds since being drafted in 2002.

He is respected as a veteran leader and has earned a career OPS of .926, ranking third among active players. While his numbers dipped in the 2020 season due to injuries, Votto remains a valuable asset to the Reds and a fan favorite.

It remains to be seen whether Votto will finish his career with the Reds or potentially play for his hometown team in Toronto.

As the season progresses, fans will be keeping a close eye on Votto's performance and any potential trade negotiations. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports