Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto is officially an American citizen.
Joey Votto was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1983. He made his MLB debut with the Reds in 2007.
Votto posted a photo of himself on Instagram standing with a judge. His caption read: “In January I received my American citizenship. Woo” with the American flag emoji at the end of his caption.
Dozens of fans took the the comments to congratulate him.
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“It really was a great memorable experience,” Votto said in an interview.