A living Hall of Fame legend has finally found a team

A living Hall of Fame legend has finally found a team after signing a minor league deal. Joey Votto, 41, has returned to his hometown team, the Toronto Blue Jays.

Local media outlets including MLB.com, ESPN, and Sportsnet Canada reported on Monday that Joey Votto signed a minor league contract with Toronto that includes an invitation to spring training.

According to Sportsnet Canada reporter Shi Davidi, the deal is for a $2 million salary with an additional $2 million in incentives if he makes the major league roster.

Votto is a major league legend. After being drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the second round (44th overall) in 2002, 안전놀이터 Votto made his debut for Cincinnati in 2007 and was a one-club man legend for 17 years. He was recognized for his outstanding leadership and power. In 2,056 career games, he batted .294 with 356 home runs, 1144 RBI, 1,365 walks, 1,640 strikeouts, and a .920 OPS. His textbook example of an OPS-type hitter made him a living legend. He was unrivaled in the slugging department, leading the league in walks five times and slugging percentage seven times.

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He won the National League MVP award after batting .329 (177-for-547) with 37 home runs, 113 RBI, 106 runs scored, and a 1.024 OPS. In his career, he is a six-time All-Star, one-time Gold Glove winner, and one-time MVP. In 2013, he teamed up with Shin-Soo Choo (SSG Landers) to form a run-scoring duo.

But after Cincinnati declined to extend his club option after last season, Votto hit the free agent market. He underwent shoulder surgery last year and was limited to a 2-for-2 performance with 14 home runs and 38 RBIs in 65 games.

Votto had hoped to extend his career, but no team was interested. On his social media accounts, Votto wrote posts with the phrase “missing ball” and lamented his current situation of still wanting to play baseball but not having a team. In a recent broadcast interview, he said, “I miss baseball. It’s the greatest stage. I’ll do whatever it takes to get back to the major leagues,” he said in a recent broadcast interview.

Then his hometown team, Toronto, reached out. Votto, one of Canata’s greatest baseball players, was born and raised near Toronto. 메이저 토토사이트 As he enters the twilight of his career, Votto seized the opportunity to perhaps finish his career with his hometown team.

Votto posted on social media, “I’m very excited to have the opportunity to return to the major leagues. I’m excited to be back with my hometown team, the Toronto Blue Jays,” he wrote on his social media account.