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Jay Bruce | Outfielder | #32

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 227
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (12) / CIN
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Jay Bruce left Saturday's game against the Mariners after experiencing discomfort in his left heel.
Bruce was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts before getting replaced in the outfield by Greg Allen. His early exit is being called "precautionary," so it's apparently nothing too serious. Sep 23 - 6:17 PM

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Jay Bruce finished 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, a run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's 6-3 victory on the road against the Angels.

Bruce was the team's biggest offensive addition before the Aug. 31 waiver trade deadline, and he has fit in rather nicely in Cleveland. The veteran is 29-for-111 (.261) with eight doubles, two triples and five home runs with 20 RBI in 32 games with the club. He is hitting well since coming over to the Tribe, trying to shed his label as a first-half hitter.
Sep 20 - 2:58 AM

Jay Bruce hit a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning to give the Indians a 3-2 win over the Royals on Thursday, their 22nd-straight win.

Just when it appeared the Tribe might be vulnerable, trailing by a run with two outs in the ninth inning, they managed to find a way to force extras and won it when Bruce pulled an offering into the right field corner, scoring Jose Ramirez from second base. He's certainly not the reason they've gone on this incredible tear, but Bruce has definitely been a part of it. The 30-year-old owns 34 homers, 94 RBI and 77 runs scored with a .255/.326/.513 line between the Mets and Indians this season.
Sep 14 - 10:45 PM

Jay Bruce slugged a three-run homer as the Indians won their 21st straight game by a score of 5-3 on Wednesday afternoon against the Tigers.

Detroit took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the red-hot Tribe quickly answered in the bottom of the first on a Francisco Lindor double, a Jose Ramirez walk, and Bruce's three-run blast that landed just above the tall left-center field wall at Progressive Field. Bruce has actually been relatively quiet during this AL-record winning streak, but he's up to five home runs and 18 RBI in 27 total games played since the August 9 trade that sent him from Queens to Cleveland.
Sep 13 - 3:15 PM

Jay Bruce (neck) went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in his return to the Indians lineup on Friday.

Bruce had missed six consecutive games with the neck ailment, though the Tribe's offense continued to power on without him. The 30-year-old slugger is hitting .278/.354/.542 with four homers and 14 RBI in 21 games with the Indians.
Sep 9 - 8:20 AM

The Indians are hopeful that Jay Bruce (neck) can return to the lineup this weekend.

Bruce took batting practice for the second straight day Thursday but missed his sixth consecutive game due to stiffness on the right side of his neck. He visited a chiropractor on Thursday and feels better. "I think he got me where I needed to be," said Bruce. "So we're going to keep at it. And go from there." Bruce has batted .278/.354/.542 with four homers over 21 games since joining the Indians.
Sep 8 - 11:41 AM

Jay Bruce (neck) remained out of the Indians' lineup Thursday.

Bruce was originally back in the lineup on Wednesday, but he was a late scratch for that game and is sitting out again Thursday. It's the sixth straight contest that he's missed with a stiff neck. The Indians have downplayed the injury, but it's worth noting that he missed a couple games last month when he was with the Mets with the same ailment. Brandon Guyer is in right field Thursday.
Sep 7 - 7:37 PM

Jay Bruce had an RBI double and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Royals.

Bruce continues to find ways to contribute with his new club, extending his hitting streak to nine games with his run-scoring double in the fifth inning. He's now batting .389 since joining the Indians on Aug. 9. On the year, the 30-year-old is hitting .267/.333/.541 with 32 homers, 87 RBI and 71 runs scored.
Aug 19 - 11:46 PM

Jay Bruce went 3-for-5 with two homers and five RBI in the Indians' 10-1 rout of the Royals on Friday.

Bruce was even better for the Reds last year than he was for the Mets this year, but he floundered after the deadline deal that sent him to New York. This time around, he's been outstanding post-trade, going 13-for-32 with three homers, four doubles and 11 RBI in nine games to date.
Aug 19 - 12:09 AM

Jay Bruce went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs to lead his new club over the Rays on Saturday.

Bruce also went 2-for-4 in his first start with the Indians yesterday. Today he smacked an RBI double in the 1st inning and added a run-scoring single in the sixth. The veteran outfielder has a .260/.324/.520 triple slash with 29 home runs and 77 RBI.
Aug 12 - 9:28 PM

Jay Bruce went 2-for-4 and scored a run in his first start since joining the Indians.

He made a pinch-hitting appearance on Thursday and made his first start in right field tonight. He singled twice in the game and scored a run on a Bradley Zimmer sacrifice fly in the Tribe's big fifth inning. Bruce is batting .258/.322/.518 with 29 home runs and 75 RBI. He should provide a nice boost to his new team's fortunes as they battle for a playoff spot.
Aug 11 - 10:57 PM

Jay Bruce is not in the Indians' lineup Thursday against the Rays.

Bruce was expected to arrive in Tampa at 4 PM ET on Thursday, but he must be running late as he's not listed on the lineup card. Look for him to make his Indians debut on Friday.
Aug 10 - 4:41 PM

Indians acquired OF Jay Bruce from the Mets for RHP Ryder Ryan.

The Indians will be taking on the remainder of Bruce's salary this season, around $5 million. The outfielder passed through revocable waivers on Friday, which allowed the Mets to move him without encumbrance. Indians team president Chris Antonneti said that Michael Brantley's recent ankle injury was part of the impetus to get this deal done. In 102 games this season, Bruce is hitting .258/.324/.524 with 29 homers and 75 RBI. The entire Indians outfield has hit just 37 home runs to date. He will be a free agent this winter.
Aug 9 - 10:38 PM

Multiple outlets are reporting that the Indians have acquired Jay Bruce from the Mets.

This is not an official deal as of yet, but looks like it has been agreed to. Bruce was placed on revocable waivers last week and passed through unclaimed, allowing him to be traded freely. The Tribe are reportedly willing to take on the remainder of the impending free agent's $13 million salary. No word as of yet as to what will be coming back to the Mets in this deal. Bruce owns a .258/.324/.524 triple-slash with 29 homers and 75 RBI in 102 games this season.
Aug 9 - 9:58 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Indians are "working on a deal" to acquire Jay Bruce.

Bruce was placed on revocable waivers last week and passed through unclaimed, meaning that the Mets can freely trade him to any team. As of yet, no details have surfaced regarding what New York could potentially bring back for Bruce from the Indians. The 30-year-old outfielder is hitting .258/.324/.524 with 29 homers and 75 RBI in 102 games this season. Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan is reporting that the Tribe would be willing to take on the remainder of Bruce's salary this season. He will be a free agent this winter.
Aug 9 - 9:51 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Francisco Mejia
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jose Ramirez
2Erik Gonzalez
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Yandy Diaz
2Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Austin Jackson
3Abraham Almonte
CF1Bradley Zimmer
2Jason Kipnis
3Greg Allen
RF1Jay Bruce
2Lonnie Chisenhall
3Brandon Guyer
4Tyler Naquin
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Josh Tomlin
5Mike Clevinger
6Danny Salazar
7Cody Anderson
8Ryan Merritt
9Dylan Baker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Joe Smith
4Bryan Shaw
5Zach McAllister
6Dan Otero
7Boone Logan
8Nick Goody
9Tyler Olson
10Craig Breslow
11Kyle Crockett
12Shawn Morimando
13Shawn Armstrong