His full explanation can be read here.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Votto Explains Absence
Joey Votto, in an interview with reporters in Toronto today, explained the reason for his stress-related issues that led to him being placed on the DL. His father passed away last August, and apparently playing baseball was the only thing keeping him going as he bottled up his emotions. After missing a few games in May due to an inner-ear infection, the depression hit him all at once leading him to even call 911 one night at 3 in the morning.
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