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Jay Bruce | Outfielder | #19

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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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Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports that the Mets haven't received much interest in outfielders Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson.
Feinsand provides that tidbit while mentioning that the Mets are getting hits on Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Lucas Duda. Bruce owns an .852 OPS with 25 homers this season, but he's below-average defensively and power isn't hard to find right now. The 30-year-old is due to become a free agent this winter. It doesn't sound like the Mets should expect much in return via trade. Jul 24 - 2:28 PM

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Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce hit a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Athletics.

Bruce did his damage against a fellow southpaw, taking A's starter Sean Manaea out for the two-run bomb in the sixth inning. The dinger was his 25th home run of the year. With 10 days until the trading deadline, the 30-year-old will surely remain in the news as a possible trade target for a contending club. Bruce is hitting .263/.327/.528 on the year.
Jul 23 - 12:10 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce managed just one hit over four at-bats in Saturday's game against the Rockies, but that hit was good for a three-run home run.

Bruce smashed an offering from Tyler Chatwood into the seats, giving his team an early 3-0 to set the tone in the first inning. He has hit safely in six straight outings, third-longest of the season for the veteran. He'll look to keep it going against RHP Jeff Hoffman in Sunday's series final. Bruce has clubbed 20 of his 24 homers off of right-handed pitching this season.
Jul 15 - 10:32 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce went 2-for-4 and cracked a solo home run in a loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.

He went yard against starter Adam Wainwright in the seventh inning to provide his team's only run of the contest. The Mets spent most of the winter trying to get rid of Bruce but he has been by far their most productive hitter this season. He leads the club in home runs with 23, in runs scored with 48 and in RBI with 59.
Jul 8 - 8:21 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce went 3-for-5 with his 22nd home run of the year in Friday's win over the Cardinals.

Bruce pulled a Carlos Martinez delivery over the home bullpen in right field for the solo blast. His 22 homers rank sixth-best in the National League. Bruce is hitting .262/.332/.530 in 79 games as we come up on the All-Star break.
Jul 8 - 1:11 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce socked a two-run homer Tuesday against the Nationals.

His ninth-inning blast snapped an 0-for-19 streak at the plate. Bruce is now up to 21 homers on the year, which ties him for fourth in the National League. He figures to be a popular name leading into the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
Jul 4 - 2:42 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored to help the Mets double up the Marlins 6-3 on Thursday.

Bruce got the scoring started with an RBI single in the first inning and dropped a run-scoring double down the left field line in the third. It's part of a great month for the 30-year-old, who is hitting .310 with 19 RBI and 17 runs scored in June. Bruce is hitting .270/.341/.536 in 73 games overall and could be a trade chip for the Mets a month from now.
Jun 29 - 10:59 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce went 2-for-6 with a two-run home run and three total RBI in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Bruce crushed a two-run home run in the eighth inning to boost his club to a 7-1 lead. He had earlier driven in a run with an RBI groundout. For the season as a whole, the 30-year-old outfielder is hitting .270/.340/.547 with 20 homers and 52 RBI. Buster Olney of ESPN reported on Friday that Bruce is one potential trade candidate for the out-of-the-picture Mets.
Jun 25 - 7:57 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Mets are telling teams they're "open for business now."

The Mets are sitting 12 games behind the Nationals in the National League East and are 14.5 games out of a Wild Card Spot, so it appears they're realistic about their chances of making the postseason. Olney lists Curtis Granderson, Addison Reed, Jay Bruce and Asdurbal Cabrera among the pieces that the Mets are willing to sell off. Of that group, only Cabrera is potentially under contract for next season, as the club has an $8.25 million option on him.
Jun 23 - 3:24 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce swatted a two-run homer as the Mets topped the Cubs in Monday's series opener in New York.

Bruce's two-run shot off of John Lackey in the third inning increased the Mets' advantage to 3-0. He also singled and doubled, finishing the night a perfect 3-for-3 plus a walk. He has been the most consistent bat in the middle of the Mets' lineup this season and is hitting .267/.336/.552 with 17 homers and 45 RBI.
Jun 12 - 9:38 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Braves.

Bruce didn't play in the day's first game but made up for it in the nightcap, swatting a three-run homer off Braves starter Matt Wisler in the fifth inning. Bruce now has 16 homers on the year, fifth-most in the National League. His 43 RBI also rank among the best in the league. The 30-year-old is batting .258/.327/.529 overall.
Jun 10 - 11:44 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce hit two homers to help the Mets edge the Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday.

Bruce's homers supplied all of the Mets' offense in the first eight innings. They then rallied for an unearned run in the top of the ninth to pull off the victory. Bruce came into this one with a .196/.257/.353 line in his previous 25 games. It's important that he heat up again with Yoenis Cespedes due back in the coming days.
Jun 7 - 11:42 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce went 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI as the Mets beat the Pirates on Sunday.

Bruce came through with a two-run double in the fifth inning, increasing the Mets' early lead to 5-1. With the three-hit attack, Bruce is now slashing .258/.333/.528 with 12 long balls and 34 RBI.
May 28 - 11:27 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce finished 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss at Pittsburgh.

Bruce appears to be over the back issue which forced him out of the lineup mid-week. He has hit safely in five straight games, his longest streak since a season-high seven-game run from April 8-14. Bruce has driven in six runs over the past six games and continues to produce despite a rough May average.
May 28 - 1:27 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce (back) is in the Mets' starting lineup on Thursday night against the Padres.

Bruce sat out Wednesday after making an early exit Tuesday with stiffness in his back. It clearly wasn't anything serious. The veteran outfielder is hitting .250/.331/.513 with 11 home runs and 30 RBI in 41 games this season.
May 25 - 3:58 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2T.J. Rivera
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1Wilmer Flores
2Jose Reyes
3Matt Reynolds
4David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Curtis Granderson
3Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Tommy Milone
9Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Fernando Salas
4Jerry Blevins
5Josh Smoker
6Josh Edgin
7Paul Sewald
8Hansel Robles
9Erik Goeddel
10Tyler Pill