The Reds activated first baseman Joey Votto off the disabled list on Tuesday, but will go easy with the first baseman until his left knee is back to normal.
Joey Votto got the big payday by staying in a small market, agreeing to a 12-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday that is the longest guaranteed contract in major league history.
Left-hander Aroldis Chapman had an MRI exam on Monday that found inflammation in his pitching shoulder, sending the Cincinnati Reds reliever to the 15-day disabled list.
Ubaldo Jimenez turned in his longest outing in more than a month and Sean Smith homered to help the Colorado Rockies send the Cincinnati Reds to their fifth consecutive loss with a 6-2 win on Saturday night.
Phillies 10, Reds 7