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Votto activated from DL for Reds-Jays

Updated: June 23, 2009, 6:40 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto grew so "totally overwhelmed" with grief and anxiety about the death of his father that he needed time off from baseball to recover.

The slugging first baseman made the revelation Tuesday, hours after he was activated off the disabled list and put in the starting lineup for a game against the Blue Jays in his hometown of Toronto.

Votto went on the DL May 30 with stress-related issues after missing games earlier this season with an ...

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