In today’s first live batting practice session, Joey Votto hit a home run off Carlos Contreras.
Now that might not seem all that special. It’s only batting practice and it’s only Spring Training, but this is a guy coming off a bad knee injury last season. It was an injury that kept him from hitting a home run since June. And he hit a home run today.
Votto took Contreras’ first pitch.
“Too low,” he said.
The next one was a strike. Votto crushed it, sending over the fence in center.
“Tweet that, John,” Jay Bruce said. “He’s back.”
Consider it done, Jay.