Worth noting

In a sign of their veteran status on the team, the Reds assigned Joey Votto and Jay Bruce the clubhouse's biggest lockers at the end of the room closest to the field. The spots are often reserved for players with either the longest tenure, or respected veteran status. In the past they have belonged to Ken Griffey Jr., Rich Aurilia, Ramon Hernandez, Scott Rolen and Miguel Cairo.

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