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Negron to Return to Louisville

At this stage of his career Kristopher Negron is probably known more for his minor league experience than upside projections. The Reds re-signed him to provide depth at Louisville and he acquitted himself well in limited Cactus League action. An injury in the outfield provided his MBL debut last year and the utilityman will continue to work for another opportunity in 2013.

Countdown to opening day: 5 days. One of the final roster spots up for grabs in Cincinnati this season is reserve spot for a middle infield utilityman. Come opening day it will probably belong to either Jason Donald who is already on the 40-man roster or 33 year-old Cesar Izturis, a former All-Star in camp on a minor league contract. Also in contention is former Giants first round pick...