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Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto (COVID-19) to rejoin team for weekend series against Toronto Blue Jays

First baseman Joey Votto will rejoin the Cincinnati Reds for this weekend's series against the Toronto Blue Jays after missing 16 games following a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

Votto, who has been out since May 3, said he dealt with symptoms for more than a week after getting the virus.

The 38-year-old previously tested positive for COVID-19 in March 2021.

The six-time All-Star is hitting .122 with no home runs and three RBIs, and had played in all 22 Cincinnati games this season. Votto has struck out 29 times in 74 at-bats.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.