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Jay Bruce | Outfielder | #19

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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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Mets placed OF Jay Bruce on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 18, with a hip injury.
Bruce had missed four of the Mets' last five games due to back and hip issues, and he'll now be sidelined for at least the next nine days. The 31-year-old outfielder has batted just .212/.292/.321 with three home runs and 17 RBI in 236 plate appearances this season for New York. He's in the first year of a three-year, $39 million free agent deal. Jun 19 - 4:54 PM

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Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce (hip) has been scratched from the Mets' lineup Monday.

Bruce has been dealing with soreness in his hip and will now miss his fourth game out of the last five. Jose Bautista has replaced him in the lineup.
Jun 18 - 5:51 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce (back) is back in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

Bruce missed three games with a sore back but is feeling well enough to give it a go in this one. The veteran outfielder is in right field and batting fifth against Clay Buchholz and the Diamondbacks.
Jun 17 - 1:57 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce (back) is expected to return to the Mets' starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks, manager Mickey Callaway said.

Bruce has missed three straight starts but is available to pinch-hit in Saturday's game, Callaway said, before hopefully returning to the lineup Sunday. Of course, how much they've missed him can be debated -- Bruce is hitting just .216/.297/.327 when in the lineup this year.
Jun 16 - 7:07 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce (back) remained out of the Mets' starting lineup on Saturday.

Bruce hasn't played since complaining of back soreness after Wednesday's loss to the Braves. He will be available off the bench as a pinch hitter and is expected to return to the Mets' lineup on Sunday.
Jun 16 - 1:22 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce (back) is not in the Mets' lineup Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

This was the expected move after Bruce complained of back soreness following Wednesday's loss to Atlanta. With Bruce getting the night off, Brandon Nimmo will fill in at right field and bat third against Matt Koch. Bruce won't be available off the bench Thursday and is likely to miss Friday's game as well. He could probably use a day or two to clear his head after going two for his last 20.
Jun 14 - 7:06 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce is likely to sit out of Thursday's series opener in Arizona due to a sore lower back.

Bruce woke up with the back soreness on Wednesday morning and went 0-for-3 with a walk in the Mets' matinee loss to the Braves. The 31-year-old outfielder is batting just .216/.297/.327 with three home runs in 61 games this season. He was signed to a three-year, $39 million free agent contract in January.
Jun 13 - 2:48 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in a losing effort against the Braves on Tuesday night in Atlanta.

Bruce's two-run double briefly gave the Mets a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning, but that would be erased as the Braves struck back for six runs in the bottom half of the frame. The 31-year-old slugger has had a miserable season at the plate, slashing just .220/.298/.332 with three homers and 17 RBI in his first 228 plate appearances.
Jun 12 - 10:36 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce had two of the Mets' three hits and scored their lone run in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles.

He also walked once. Bruce is in danger of losing some playing time with Yoenis Cespedes due back soon; Brandon Nimmo definitely deserves to stay in the lineup and Michael Conforto has been clearly better than Bruce thus far. Besides the .649 OPS, Bruce has one RBI since May 7.
Jun 5 - 10:31 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce (back) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his return to the Mets' lineup Sunday against the Cubs.

Bruce sat out Saturday after making an early exit from Friday's game with lower back discomfort. The 31-year-old outfielder holds an ugly .222/.294/.341 batting line through 54 games this season with New York.
Jun 4 - 8:07 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce (back) was a late scratch from the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cubs.

He was originally in the lineup, one day after being removed from a game due to lower back discomfort, but he was later scratched. Jose Bautista will start in left field and Luis Guillorme at third base for the Mets instead.
Jun 2 - 5:34 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce (back) returned to the Mets' starting lineup on Saturday.

Bruce was lifted from Friday's game against the Cubs due to discomfort in his lower back. He reported feeling significant improvement on Saturday though and is right back out there in right field against Mike Montgomery and the Cubs.
Jun 2 - 2:53 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce was removed from Friday's game against the Cubs in the fifth inning due to lower back discomfort.

No word yet on the severity of the injury or how much time he may stand to miss. Jose Bautista took over for him in right field and could see additional run if Bruce is forced to miss an extended amount of time.
Jun 1 - 8:43 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce is out of the Mets' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Braves.

Jose Bautista will start in left field, Brandon Nimmo will start in right, and Michael Conforto is in center. Bruce holds a weak .228/.298/.351 batting line with three home runs and 15 RBI in 48 games this year.
May 29 - 4:40 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Mets activated OF Jay Bruce from the paternity leave list.

Bruce was away for the weekend to be present for the birth of his son, but he's back in right field Tuesday and will hit fifth against the Blue Jays and left-hander Jaime Garcia. The 31-year-old is batting .235/.316/.387 with three homers and 14 RBI through 34 games this season.
May 15 - 3:12 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Kevin Plawecki
3Travis d'Arnaud
1B1Dominic Smith
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2T.J. Rivera
SS1Amed Rosario
2Jose Reyes
3Luis Guillorme
3B1Todd Frazier
2Wilmer Flores
3David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Brandon Nimmo
3Jose Bautista
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Steven Matz
4Jason Vargas
5Zack Wheeler
6Seth Lugo
7Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Anthony Swarzak
4Robert Gsellman
5Jerry Blevins
6Paul Sewald
7Chris Beck
8Hansel Robles
9Tim Peterson