Sources: Joey Votto gets $38M deal

Updated: January 16, 2011, 7:28 PM ET
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The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a three-year, $38 million deal with first baseman Joey Votto, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney on Sunday.

The deal is pending a physical, which is scheduled for Monday, the sources said. Votto was eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason.

Votto, who was named the National League's MVP in 2010, was also a first-time All-Star, finishing second in the NL in batting average at .324 and third in homers (37) and RBIs ...

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