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Jay Bruce | Outfielder

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 217
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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. Dec 5 - 5:39 PM

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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
Nov 25 - 3:19 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.
Nov 24 - 8:42 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.
Nov 20 - 8:39 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.
Sep 22 - 12:12 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.
Sep 17 - 3:47 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.
Sep 3 - 12:23 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce hit a three-run home run and tied the game in the ninth with an RBI double, but the Reds lost in 10 innings to the Cardinals on Monday.

Bruce clobbered a three-run home run to right field against Justin Masterson in the fifth inning, putting the Reds up 4-3 at the time. In the ninth, he tied the game at 5-5 with an RBI double to right field. Bruce has homered twice in his last three games, picking his ugly slash line up to .224/.300/.392 along with his 14 home runs and 55 RBI.
Aug 19 - 12:00 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a two-run home run in Sunday's walk-off loss in game one of a double-header against the Rockies.

Bruce has both been slumping and battling an illness lately, but he had it working in the afternoon half of the double-header. He got the Reds on the board with his fourth-inning homer off of Jordan Lyles and then singled in a run in the ninth to pad the Reds' seemingly insurmountable lead. Overall, Bruce has had a tough 2014 season, slashing .224/.302/.385 with 13 home runs, 50 RBI, and 11 stolen bases.
Aug 17 - 8:46 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce (illness) is back in Thursday's lineup against the Rockies.

Bruce was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to illness, but he's feeling better now. The 27-year-old is batting just .224/.305/.384 with 12 homers and 46 RBI over 98 games this season.
Aug 14 - 4:19 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to illness.

He should be fine in a day or two. Skip Schumaker is playing right field in Bruce's place.
Aug 13 - 11:19 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce finished 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a solo home run in the Reds' easy win against the Indians on Tuesday.

Bruce has back-to-back-to-back multi-hit games, a nice sight as the slugger slumped in his first 11 games after the All-Star break. Bruce knocked in a run with a single in the fourth, and added some superfluous insurance with a solo shot in the ninth. The home run was his first since July 7 and 11th on the season. It helped boost his line up to a still-disappointing .225/.307/.386.
Aug 5 - 10:01 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 2-for-5 with an RBI, stolen base and run scored in a win over the Marlins on Sunday.

It's been a frustrating season for the 27-year-old, who is hitting just .216/.302/.373 after Sunday's game. He's been able to make up for some of those shortcomings with his legs, as Sunday's stolen base was his 10th steal of the season, setting a career high. Bruce is talented enough to turn it on at any time, so fantasy owners should stick with the outfielder despite his struggles.
Aug 3 - 4:45 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Reds activated OF Jay Bruce from the bereavement list.

Bruce was away for a few days following the death of his grandfather. Curtis Partch has been sent down in a corresponding move.
Aug 1 - 2:24 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce will return from the bereavement list on Friday.

Bruce is missing the first of three games on Tuesday following the death of his grandfather. The Reds are using Skip Schumaker in right field Tuesday.
Jul 29 - 9:26 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2Donald Lutz
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Eugenio Suarez
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
LF1Brennan Boesch
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
3Kyle Waldrop
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Homer Bailey
3Mike Leake
4Tony Cingrani
5Anthony DeSclafani
6Dylan Axelrod
7David Holmberg
8Raisel Iglesias
9Amir Garrett
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Manny Parra
3Sam LeCure
4Jumbo Diaz
5Sean Marshall
6Pedro Villarreal
7JJ Hoover
8Carlos Contreras
9Ryan Dennick
10Daniel Corcino
11Jose Mijares