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Jay Bruce | Outfielder

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 227
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Jay Bruce is not in the Reds starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Cubs.
It's just a day of rest for the struggling outfielder who is hitting just .164/.261/.328 with three homers and nine RBI on the year. Brennan Boesch is getting the start in his place and batting fifth against opposing right-hander Jake Arrieta. Apr 25 - 10:06 AM
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Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce hit a grand slam as the Reds outslugged the Brewers on Tuesday.

Bruce sent a Mike Fiers fastball deep into the night to get the Reds on the board in the third inning. The homer was his third of the season. Bruce also walked and stole a base in the game, giving him two steals on the year. Bruce now has nine RBI to go with a .200/.310/.400 slash line.
Apr 22 - 12:08 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 0-for-2 on Saturday, leaving him with a .178 average in 45 at-bats.

It looks like Bruce will start off batting sixth for the Reds, which isn't good news for his fantasy value. He should be back as a 30-homer guy this year, but he needs hit somewhere in the same neighborhood of Joey Votto if he's going to reemerge as a top-20 fantasy outfielder. As is, the RBI chances probably won't be there.
Apr 4 - 4:20 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 1-for-2 with a sacrifice fly and a two-run home run in Monday's Cactus League affair versus the Giants.

Bruce took Kyle Crick yard in the fifth inning, pushing the Reds' lead to 5-2 at the time. It's his second blast of the spring and he's now hitting .308 through 13 spring at-bats. Bruce had missed a few days with a minor right calf strain.
Mar 16 - 7:55 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce (calf) will return to the lineup on Saturday.

Bruce will miss a third straight day Friday with a minor right calf strain, but the Reds are just proceeding cautiously here. He has four hits in his first 10 at-bats this spring.
Mar 13 - 5:46 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce (calf) is expected to return to the Reds' Cactus League lineup on Friday night.

Bruce had to be scratched from Wednesday's game due to a right calf strain, but it's thought to be pretty minor. "He's got another day and a half to get a little treatment," manager Bryan Price said Thursday morning.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Mar 12 - 1:18 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce was scratched from Wednesday's lineup with a strained right calf.

Calf strains can range from minor to severe, so we'll have to wait for further updates from the Reds. The outfielder slashed just .217/.281/.373 in 2014. If he's healthy, Bruce is a good buy-low candidate to target in fantasy drafts, as he's a pretty decent bet for a bounceback. For his career, Bruce is a .251/.323/.467 hitter.
Mar 11 - 2:33 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Sunday's rout of the Mariners.

Bruce went yard in the fourth inning against Danny Farquhar, boosting the Reds' lead at the time to 3-1. The soon-to-be 28-year-old was hobbled last season due to knee problems and put up the worst numbers of his career, finishing with a .654 OPS and 18 home runs in 545 plate appearances.
Mar 8 - 6:24 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce (knee) said Friday that he feels "great."

Bruce before and after knee surgery this past season while batting just .217/.281/.373 with 18 home runs and 66 RBI over 137 games, but he's optimistic going into 2015. "I feel great," said Bruce. "I'm right on track. I hope to never have to talk about my knee again. All I needed was rest." While this would be a bad time to sell Bruce, his name has come up in trade rumors this offseason.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 05:39:00 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports that Reds outfielder Jay Bruce can block trades to the Blue Jays, Yankees, Athletics, Rays, Diamondbacks, Red Sox, Marlins, and Twins.

The Blue Jays have reportedly talked about the possibility of acquiring Bruce, but he would have to waive his no-trade clause in order for a deal to happen. This doesn't rule out Toronto as a possibility, as players often leverage their no-trade clauses for some sort of incentive. Bruce, 27, is $12 million in 2015 and $12.5 million in 2016 and his contract includes a $13 million team option for 2017 with a $1 million buyout.
Source: Sportsnet.ca
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 03:19:00 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports the Blue Jays have talked about Jay Bruce as a possible acquisition target.

The Jays, according to Morosi, are looking to add a left-handed bat to their lineup, and the Reds are rumored to be considering dealing the 27-year-old. Bruce would be a nice addition for a team that has lost Adam Lind and possibly Melky Cabrera from the left side. The Padres are among the other teams reportedly talking to the Reds about the slugger.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 08:42:00 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Reds "have engaged in preliminary discussions" about a trade involving Jay Bruce.

Rosenthal adds that the Padres are one of the clubs the Reds have spoken to about Bruce. Although they're not committing to dealing the outfielder, the Reds are weighing a variety of options as they consider trimming the payroll. Bruce is coming off the worst season of his career, but the Reds attribute at least part of his struggles to coming back too soon from knee surgery. Rosenthal says the outfielder rejected two contract extension proposals before the 2014 season. Bruce is under control through 2017.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 08:39:00 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce clobbered a pair of home runs and drove home three, leading the Reds to a 7-2 victory over the Cardinals in St. Louis.

Bruce opened up the game's scoring with a solo blast off opposing starter Lance Lynn in the fourth inning, chipped in an RBI single in the sixth and added his second long ball in the eighth inning. It's been a disappointing year for the 27-year-old slugger, hitting just .217/.283/.377 with 18 homers and 65 RBI.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 12:12:00 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce is not in the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

Manager Bryan Price evidently wasn't pleased with his team's effort during a one-hit shutout Tuesday, and he's responded by benching every regular. Wednesday's starter for the Cubs, Kyle Hendricks, makes for a fine streaming option.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 03:47:00 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce clubbed a grand slam, finishing 2-for-4 on the evening, but the Reds narrowly lost to the Orioles on Tuesday.

With the Reds down 5-0, Bruce swatted a grand slam to right field off of Darren O'Day, but it wasn't enough. Bruce has hit just .182 (8-for-44) since August 19. He is slashing a disappointing .219/.294/.377 with 15 home runs and 59 RBI.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 12:23:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
LF1Marlon Byrd
2Brennan Boesch
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Homer Bailey
3Mike Leake
4Anthony DeSclafani
5Jason Marquis
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Jumbo Diaz
3Burke Badenhop
4Tony Cingrani
5Sean Marshall
6JJ Hoover
7Manny Parra
8Kevin Gregg
9Pedro Villarreal