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Posted: Monday March 30, 2009 2:27PM; Updated: Monday March 30, 2009 2:27PM

Reds send Jacque Jones to minors

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Jones signed with the Reds on Feb. 5, getting a chance to win a reserve spot

He went only 4-for-45 (.089) in spring training

The Reds also demoted OF Norris Hopper and right-hander Daryl Thompson

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SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds got down to 33 players by sending outfielders Jacque Jones and Norris Hopper and right-hander Daryl Thompson to the minors.

The 33-year-old Jones signed with the Reds on Feb. 5, getting a chance to win a reserve spot. He went only 4-for-45 (.089) in spring training, and was reassigned to the minor league camp Monday.

The Reds optioned Hopper and Thompson to Triple-A Louisville. Hopper batted .132 this spring, costing him a shot at a reserve role. The 23-year-old Thompson jumped from Class A to Triple-A last season. The Reds want him to get more experience in the minors.

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