The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that Votto self-reported coronavirus symptoms Sunday morning but has not tested positive for it.
The Reds did not disclose a reason for the move but specifically announced that Votto is on the IL — not the 10-day IL. There is no minimum or maximum number of days that Votto must remain on the IL.
Cincinnati made a similar move last month with Mike Moustakas after the infielder began experiencing coronavirus symptoms. The Enquirer reported that Moustakas tested negative for COVID-19.
Votto, 36, is batting .259 with two home runs in seven games this season.
The Reds replaced Votto on the active roster with right-hander Anthony DeSclafani, who was activated from the 10-day IL and will start the first game Sunday against the Tigers.