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Jones optioned to Triple-A

Jones optioned to Triple-A

DETROIT -- After Sunday afternoon's game, the Mariners optioned the contract of outfielder James Jones to Triple-A Tacoma.

The move was to make room for left-hander Roenis Elias on the roster. Elias, who is currently with Tacoma, is expected to start Monday night's game in Philadelphia.

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Jones played sparingly in his latest stint with the Mariners, going 0-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI while being used as a pinch-runner and late-inning defensive replacement in four games. For the season, he's hit .257 with a team-leading 20 stolen bases in 82 games.

Matt Slovin is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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