Votto’s ear has inner infection

Published 3:04 am Friday, May 22, 2009

CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds first baseman Joey Votto has an ear infection that should clear up in a few days with medication, doctors concluded on Thursday.

Votto had a series of tests in two cities after he got dizzy spells during a West Coast trip last week. Doctors think the infection in his left ear is linked to a case of the flu he had earlier in the month. Flights to Arizona and San Diego last week aggravated the ailment.

‘‘That’s probably what brought on the symptoms,’’ trainer Mark Mann said.

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