Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto is scheduled to start a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Sunday, according to Cincinnati TV station Fox 19.

Votto was scheduled to travel to Pawtucket, where Louisville is playing.

Votto has been out since May 16 with a strained left quadriceps. He is expected to rejoin the Reds next week after a short rehab stint.

Votto has a batting line of .257/.410/.449 with six home runs and 12 RBIs in 173 plate appearances this season.