Recommendation:Â Votto, who was selected as the National League's starting first baseman for the 2012 All-Star Game, was removed from Saturday's contest with left knee inflammation. He doesn't believe it's a serious concern and said Sunday that his knee is progressing, but he'll remain day-to-day and questionable for Monday's opener against the Dodgers. Miguel Cairo will start at first base in his absence Sunday.
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Update:Â Votto (knee) is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Giants, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.