Reds' Patterson heads to Triple-A to work on swing

Updated: May 28, 2008, 6:51 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Corey Patterson is headed to the minors to try to work the kinks out of his swing.

The Cincinnati Reds optioned their leadoff hitter to Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday as part of a mutual agreement. The center fielder knows something has to change.

Patterson pinch hit and flied out Tuesday night in a 9-6 win over Pittsburgh, leaving him in an 0-for-18 slump that dropped his average to .200. His on-base percentage was .240, extremely poor for a leadoff hitter.

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