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Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton is back in the lineup

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton has been reinstated from the bereavement list.

Hamilton was placed on the list Friday and returned to his native Mississippi following the death of his 3-year-old nephew, K.C. Cole.

Hamilton is batting .235 in 30 games. He missed the three-game series in Philadelphia and wasn't in the starting lineup Monday against Cleveland. Jose Peraza played center field and batted seventh.

Right-hander Drew Hayes, who had an 8.38 ERA in six games, was optioned to Triple-A Louisville.

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