Jay Bruce told James Wagner of the New York Times that he's hoping for a 50-percent fly ball rate in 2017.
Jay Bruce was scratched from Sunday's lineup with right hip tightness.
Jay Bruce will start at first base in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game.
Jay Bruce had a two-run homer and an RBI double in leading a Mets split-squad to an 8-7 win over the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Jay Bruce took ground balls at first base on Sunday.
Mets manager Terry Collins said Tuesday that Jay Bruce will probably get some work at first base this spring.
According to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, the Mets have informed Jay Bruce that they intend to open the 2017 season with him starting in right field.
According to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia, the Mets are seeking a pair of prospects in potential trades for outfielder Jay Bruce.
According to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo, Mets GM Sandy Alderson is "starting to say publicly" that the Mets might not trade outfielder Jay Bruce.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets will probably have to include cash in a potential trade involving Jay Bruce.
MLB Network's Jon Morosi reports that the Blue Jays remain in talks with the Mets about Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson.
Mike Puma of the New York Post says there is a "limited market" at the moment for Jay Bruce.
T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers met with the Mets on Wednesday.
Buster Olney of ESPN reports that trade talks regarding Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson have been "very slow moving."