Reds manager Dusty Baker told reporters Votto could pinch-hit on Tuesday and that Votto is likely to be in the lineup on Wednesday. "The plan could change every day depending on how he feels and how his body feels," Baker said, according to MLB.com. "As of right now, he will probably start [Wednesday]. Then we have to watch him if there's a long inning one way or the other, if he gets sore, if he makes a wrong move -- we're going to try to preserve him and work him back in there." Votto has not played for the Reds since July 15. On July 17, he had arthroscopic surgery to repair torn meniscus cartilage in his left knee. He had a second operation on that knee on Aug. 10. Votto said he was healthy enough to play, but does not expect to be 100 percent until the offseason. The Reds went 32-16 in Votto's absence. Votto is batting .342 with 14 home runs and 49 RBIs. His .465 on-base percentage led the league at the time of his injury. ---Kansas City Royals outfielder Wil Myers was named the 2012 Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America. Myers, 21, began the season at Double-A Northwest Arkansas and batted .343 with 13 home runs and 30 RBIs in 35 games before a promotion to Omaha in mid-May. Myers hit .304 (118-for-388) with 15 doubles, five triples, 24 home runs and 79 RBIs in 99 regular-season games and remains on the Storm Chasers' roster with the playoffs set to begin. Myers' 37 home runs were the second-most in minor league baseball -- Darin Ruf hit 38 for Double-A Reading -- while his 109 RBIs ranked fourth overall. --Outfielder Corey Brown was recalled by the Nationals. Brown was among Triple-A International League leaders with 83 runs (first), nine triples (second), 25 home runs (second), and .523 slugging percentage (second). In nine games with the Nationals, Brown is batting .188. --The Oakland A's recalled right-handed pitcher Jim Miller from Single-A Stockton. Miller joins the big-league roster for the fifth time this year and is 2-1 with a 2.02 ERA and .209 opponents' batting average in 25 relief appearances over his first four stints. ---The Orioles recalled left-handed pitcher Zach Britton from Triple-A Norfolk. Britton is 4-1 with a 4.80 ERA in eight starts with the Orioles this season. ---The Minnesota Twins recalled infielder Eduardo Escobar and right-handed pitcher Luis Perdomo from Triple-A Rochester. Escobar, 23, was acquired by the Twins from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Francisco Liriano on July 28. Rochester manager Gene Glynn is scheduled to join the Twins coaching staff on Fiday.
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