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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
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Orioles have spoken to the Reds about acquiring outfielder Jay Bruce.
It sounds as though it was nothing more than preliminary talks at this time, as Morosi notes that there was no momentum toward a deal as of Friday evening. The Reds finally appear committed to rebuilding and dealing away a few of their high-priced veterans, and Bruce certainly fits the bill. He is owed $12.5 million in 2016 and his contract includes a $13 million club option ($1 million buyout) for 2017. Nov 21 - 11:31 AM

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Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Reds are "finally willing to trade" Jay Bruce and Aroldis Chapman.

The report backs up one from Robert Murray of from Monday that said the club was looking to move Chapman and second baseman Brandon Phillips. Murray listed third baseman Todd Frazier as a possibility to be moved as well. "We’re in a tough division," president of baseball operations Walt Jocketty said of the NL Central. "We’ve got to be realistic about it." The Reds shopped both Chapman and Bruce at the trade deadline, but Jocketty says the club is "probably" more willing to deal them now than they were then.
Nov 10 - 7:49 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 1-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Cubs.

Bruce hit his 34th double of the season on Thursday, this one off Cubs starter Jason Hammel. He's bounced back at least somewhat from a disappointing 2014 campaign, slashing .225/.294/.436 with 26 homers and 86 RBI. The batting average is obviously sub-par, but the power numbers are markedly improved given that he hit just 18 homers last season.
Oct 1 - 3:53 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce hit his 25th home run of the season in a loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Bruce now has six home runs in September and four in his last five games. It's the fifth time in the past six seasons that Bruce has reached the 25-homer plateau. After a forgettable 2014 season, Bruce is batting .231/.302/.447 with 83 RBI, 69 runs scored and nine steals this year.
Sep 23 - 1:08 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo home runs and three runs scored in Sunday's 8-4 loss to the Brewers.

Bruce nipped Brewers starter Ariel Pena for a solo homer in the second. He would proceed to go yard once more in the sixth inning. After hitting a meager .217/.281/.373 in 2014, he's bounced back to a slight degree with a .233/.305/.446 line in 2015. The numbers are still a ways off from those he posted from 2010-2013.
Sep 20 - 5:44 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce smashed his 22nd home run of the season on Friday, helping to power the Reds to a 5-3 victory over the Brewers in Milwaukee.

Bruce's solo blast in the fourth inning gave the Reds a 2-1 advantage, a lead they would not relinquish. He finished the night 1-for-3 and also drew a pair of walks, raising his season slash to .229/.301/.432 to go along with the aforementioned 22 homers and 80 RBI.
Sep 18 - 11:50 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce hit a two-run home run, his only success in five at-bats, in a loss to the Giants on Monday.

Bruce brought the Reds to within 4-3 with his two-run blast off of Josh Osich in the seventh inning, but it was just barely not enough. The slugger is sitting on an average .232/.304/.437 batting line with 21 home runs and 78 RBI.
Sep 15 - 1:17 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a day off. Jason Bourgeois is in right field in Bruce's place.
Sep 13 - 10:18 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Pirates.

The Bucs were threatening to shut the Reds out before Bruce singled and came around to score in the ninth. It was the continuation of a good stretch for the 28-year-old, who is 12-for-39 (.308) with two home runs, six RBI and 11 runs scored in his last 10 games. Bruce is hitting .236/.308/.441 with 20 homers and 75 RBI overall.
Sep 8 - 10:47 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce homered and knocked in three runs in Sunday's win over the Brewers.

Bruce finished 3-for-5 on a solid afternoon. He brought in the game's first run in the first inning with an infield single, then tacked on a two-run home run in the fifth inning to push the Reds' lead to 5-0. The inconsistent outfielder is batting .232/.305/.440 with 20 home runs and 75 RBI.
Sep 6 - 4:22 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run, a double and three runs scored in Saturday's 12-9 win over the Brewers.

You could throw a dart at the top half of the Reds lineup and you'd likely hit somebody who had fun destroying the Brewers. Joey Votto, Todd Frazier and Bruce all hit home runs, while Bruce, Votto and Jason Bourgeois all finished the game with three hits. Bruce did his damage with a three-run tater off the collapsing star that is Matt Garza in the second inning. It was his 19th homer of the season and pushed his season RBI total to 72. In addition, the 28-year-old outfielder maintains a .233/.307/.443 batting line.
Aug 29 - 11:29 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Brennan Boesch is handling right field while Bruce rests.
Aug 23 - 10:14 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, but the Reds dropped Monday's contest to the Padres.

Bruce clubbed a solo home run in the second inning against Ian Kennedy, breaking a scoreless tie, but it would be the Reds' only run of the night. The outfielder had been in a slump, batting .048 (1-for-21) in his previous five games. Bruce has a productive .248/.327/.473 triple-slash line with 18 home runs and 62 RBI on the year.
Aug 11 - 1:27 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce had an RBI double and a run scored against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Bruce chopped a run-scoring double down the third base line in the Reds' three-run first inning, his only hit in four at-bats. The double was his fifth in his last four games, and Bruce has a modest six-game hitting streak going. The 28-year-old is hitting .260/.341/.492 with 17 homers and 61 RBI on the year after a slow start.
Aug 4 - 10:00 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that trade talks between the Mets and Reds involving Jay Bruce "may have lost momentum."

It had been looking like earlier Friday that the deal was close to the finish line, but Crasnick is saying the Reds are "having second thoughts about the Mets' trade package." It's unclear at this point how likely it is that talks will pick back up. The Mets are looking at other outfielders in addition to Bruce.
Jul 31 - 12:48 PM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
4Ramon Cabrera
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Eugenio Suarez
3Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Jay Bruce
2Ryan LaMarre
Starting Pitcher
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Raisel Iglesias
4Brandon Finnegan
5John Lamb
6Michael Lorenzen
7Keyvius Sampson
8Jon Moscot
9Salvatore Romano
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2JJ Hoover
3Jumbo Diaz
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Ryan Mattheus
7Carlos Contreras
8Pedro Villarreal
9Stephen Johnson