Seeing Reds first baseman Joey Votto struggle at the plate during Spring Training is nothing new. It's been like that since Votto first came to a big league camp.
Last spring, Votto struck out in eight of his first 16 at-bats before things started to click. In 2010, the year he won the National League Most Valuable Player Award, Votto entered the final week of games batting .167. He would bat .324 during the '10 regular season with 37 home runs and 113 RBIs.
This spring, Votto is batting .222, as he went 1-for-3 with a single in Friday's 6-5 win against the Indians. In 45 at-bats, he has 17 strikeouts. In his last five games, he is 6-for-16, but there are only three days remaining in camp.
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