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Jay Bruce | Outfielder | #32

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 227
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (12) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Rays have had recent trade talks with the Dodgers and could be involved as the third team in a potential deal with the Reds.
A potential three-team deal that would send Jay Bruce to the Dodgers appears to be gaining traction, with Yasiel Puig likely heading out the door in that scenario. Where there's this much smoke, there's usually fire, so stay tuned to see how this one develops. Jul 29 - 8:43 PM

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Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jayson Stark of ESPN reports that there may be a blockbuster three-team trade in the works between the Dodgers, Reds and a mystery club that would send Jay Bruce to the Dodgers.

No team is linked to more rumors at this time of the year than the vaunted "mystery team", but it sounds as though the Dodgers are hellbent on acquiring the Reds' slugger. It's looking increasingly likely that Bruce will be wearing a new uniform in August.
Jul 29 - 7:28 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Mets are among the teams that have expressed interest in Jay Bruce.

The feeling had been that the Mets likely were just shopping for a reliever, but that thinking may be shifting with them being connected to Jonathan Lucroy and now Bruce. Bruce wouldn't be a perfect fit, as they could use someone who could play center field, but the Mets appear to be thinking bat first, defense second here. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick also lists the Dodgers, Nationals and Orioles as having trade talks involving Bruce.
Jul 29 - 2:38 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Reds president Walt Jocketty said Thursday that he hasn't received a great offer for Jay Bruce.

"Clubs inquire about certain players, but they never want to trade you anything," Jocketty told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "So what’s the point? You wouldn’t believe some of the stuff." We'd expect those offers to improve over the next couple of days as the August 1 trade deadline approaches. Bruce, 29, boasts an .895 OPS with 25 home runs and 79 RBI in 95 games this season for Cincinnati. He carries a $13 million team option for 2017.
Jul 28 - 1:56 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Giants.

Trade rumors have been bubbling around Bruce's name of late, with ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reporting that the Reds have been pushing dialogues with interested parties as they look to throw in the towel on the 2016 season. For the time being, though, Bruce still plies his trade with the Reds. And he still plies it well. Against the Giants, the slugger rocked a solo home run off Madison Bumgarner to lead off the seventh inning. The bomb snapped a 1-1 tie and stood as the difference in the 2-1 final. Bruce's trade value probably can't get much higher at this point. He is slashing a beautiful .271/.323/.572 with 25 homers and 79 RBI across 362 at-bats. The 29-year-old outfielder has launched home runs in five consecutive games and has homered seven times in his last 10 contests. That is how you increase your trade value.
Jul 27 - 7:27 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Mariners have "reached out" to the Reds regarding Jay Bruce.

Crasnick reported on Tuesday that discussions regarding a Bruce trade have been picking up steam of late, with at least four teams showing legitimate interest in the slugger. This season, Bruce is hitting a stellar .271/.324/.567 with 24 homers and 78 RBI over 358 at-bats.
Jul 27 - 4:41 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, the Reds have "picked up the pace on Jay Bruce trade discussions."

Crasnick says the Reds are talking to at least four teams and seeking a top prospect in return. Bruce has revitalized his market value this season, boasting an .889 OPS with 23 home runs and 77 RBI in 93 games. The 29-year-old corner outfielder is scheduled to become a free agent five days after the 2016 World Series.
Jul 26 - 5:13 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce hit a pair of two-run homers off Jake Peavy to lead the Reds to a 7-5 win over the Giants on Monday.

One last hurrah for Bruce in a Reds uniform? It was his third two-homer game of the season, the others coming on April 7 and May 18. He's tied with teammate Adam Duvall for fifth place in the NL with 23 homers.
Jul 26 - 1:58 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, four RBI and three runs scored in Sunday's 9-8 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Bruce came through with an RBI single in the third inning for his first RBI. The other three would come when he slugged a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth with nobody out. That shot drew the Reds to within 9-8. They failed to scrape together a run to tie it up, though, falling to 38-60 in the process. That is through no fault of Mr. Jay Bruce, who is slashing a stellar .269/.324/.547 with 21 homers and 73 RBI over 349 at-bats.
Jul 24 - 5:39 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run to lead the Reds to a 6-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

The blast gave him 20 for the season with 69 RBI. He also doubled tonight. His .859 OPS is a nice gift for his owners after his sub-par 2014 and 2015 seasons. Bruce is highly likely to be traded in the next 10 days, but tonight he remained a key member of the team that drafted him in the first round in 2005.
Jul 23 - 11:30 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jon Heyman of reports that the Indians, Rangers, Dodgers, and Blue Jays have interest in Jay Bruce.

Heyman adds that the Nationals are "also on the periphery" of the market for Bruce, saying that "perhaps no outfielder is drawing as much interest" as the Red. Bruce was nearly traded to the Blue Jays over the winter, but that deal fell through due to a medical issue involving one of the players. Assuming he's traded, the team that acquires Bruce would have a $13 million option on him for next season.
Jul 22 - 5:01 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce told Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports on Monday that his main goal is to play for a contender.

Bruce has surfaced in rumors over the past year and admitted that he's "a bit surprised" to still be with the Reds, but it's clear that he'll be headed elsewhere soon. The veteran slugger has eight-teams on his no-trade list and while he won't come out and say it, he appears willing to waive it for a chance to win. "I want to play in October," said Bruce. "I’m 29. I’m not getting any younger. What I want most is the chance to play in a World Series." The Indians, Diamondbacks, Marlins, Yankees, Red Sox, Twins, Athletics, and Rays are on Bruce's no-trade list. Of course, the Indians are the only team on that list that could be a fit. The Blue Jays nearly dealt for him over the winter and could resurface as a landing spot in the coming weeks. Bruce's contract includes a $13 million club option for 2017.
Jul 12 - 9:51 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Blue Jays "may still be the team most likely" to acquire Jay Bruce at the trade deadline.

The Jays were on the verge of acquiring Bruce in February but the deal fell apart because of injury concerns about a minor leaguer involved in the trade. Bruce isn't an ideal fit with Kevin Pillar, Michael Saunders and Jose Bautista (when healthy) occupying Toronto's three outfield spots and Edwin Encarnacion serving as the primary DH. With that said, Bruce has been swinging a hot bat all year (18 HR, 62 RBI) and would make a tough Blue Jays lineup even more formidable. Bruce is in the last year of his contract and would probably be a two-month rental for whatever team he ends up with.
Jul 7 - 4:49 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce is out of the Reds' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Cubs.

It's just a day of rest for Cincinnati's biggest trade chip. Adam Duvall will start in right field and Jose Peraza will start in left. Bruce slugged his 18th home run of the season on Tuesday afternoon and boasts an .861 OPS with 62 RBI in 79 total games.
Jul 6 - 11:26 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Jay Bruce would "very likely" waive his no-trade clause to join the Indians.

It seems inevitable at this point that Bruce will be dealt and Cleveland might be his best landing spot. The Indians are beginning to run away with the AL Central and they have a need at outfield with Michael Brantley still recovering from biceps and shoulder injuries. Bruce has improved his stock by hitting .290 this month with seven jacks and 26 RBI. The 29-year-old has a club option for next season.
Jun 30 - 7:42 PM

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LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
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RF1Jay Bruce
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