Joey Votto will not have to worry about feeding his family for the foreseeable future. He has signed a 10-year $225 million contract extension with the Cincinnati Reds, becoming the third first baseman to break the $200 million barrier this offseason. The deal will start in 2014 and extend through the 2023 season.
Votto, 27, has hit .313/.405/.550 since debuting for the Reds in 2007, averaging 28 home runs per season. He was the 2010 NL MVP. Votto doesn’t quite bring the power of fellow $200 million men Pujols or Fielder, but he’s neither 31 nor portly. File this with the Matt Cain deal under “get this done before the Dodgers come after him.”
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