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Yahoo wrote:Mar 30 Scott Hatteberg will start ahead of Votto at first base on Opening Day against the Diamondbacks, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Recommendation: Votto will still probably get a half-share of playing time at first base, though it won't be a platoon with both him and Hatteberg batting lefty.
pope wrote:Just an update...
Votto made the team with the Reds, but he is not the opening day starter.
The Reds wanted Votto to begin the year as the every day first baseman, but a poor spring keeps Hatteberg at first base. Votto will be a member of 2/3 player platoon until he secures the job, which if he performs well, may happen as early as mid-April.
Yoda wrote:He didn't exactly help himself with a poor Spring Training. He's still better than Hatteberg so keep an eye on him.
Fpower wrote:So then what's the plan for Votto owners? Keep him a week or two to see if he gets much PT? Drop him if he's mostly sitting?
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