Joey Votto Finally Gets A Contract For 2024


What had been one of the saddest stories of spring training to this point has now taken a much brighter turn, as future Hall of Famer Joey Votto, at the age of 40 and looking for one more shot at the big leagues, has signed a deal with his hometown team the Toronto Blue Jays.

Votto  himself posted about his excitement on social media:

“I am excited about the opportunity to work my way back to the Major Leagues. It’s even sweeter to attempt this while wearing the uniform of my hometown team, the Toronto Blue Jays,” wrote the former MVP. 

 It’s a minor-league deal for Votto, who adds another left-handed bat to the mix for the Jays, as he’ll try to make the club over the next few weeks.

Votto ranks 2nd to Larry Walker as the all-time hits leader for Canadian Born players.

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