The Reds made the move before Wednesday's game against the
The move is retroactive to May 16.
The Reds had played a man short, expecting Votto would return quickly. Manager Bryan Price said Tuesday he was optimistic Votto would be back for a homestand that starts Friday.
Votto is hitting .257 with six home runs and 12 runs batted in. The Reds also reinstated outfielder
Chris Sale, an
Sale went on the disabled list April 22 because of a flexor strain in his left arm. He gave up one run and one hit in seven innings against Boston on April 17 in his previous start, throwing a career-high 127 pitches, and reported he was sore the next day.
Sale made a 68-pitch rehabilitation start, striking out 11 in four scoreless innings Friday with triple-A Charlotte (N.C.). He threw a bullpen session Tuesday at Kansas City before a game against the