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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
Contract: view contract details

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Jay Bruce hit a solo home run and a single in Saturday's blowout loss to the Giants.
Bruce's solo home run off of Ryan Vogelsong came in the sixth inning, after the Reds had already been put into a 11-0 hole by Mike Leake. Bruce would finish the game 2-for-4. The career .248 hitter has struggled to find his even that sort of average groove this season and is batting a troubling .174/.279/.364 with six homers, 17 RBI and 12 runs scored. His weak 2014 season could at least somewhat be explained away by injuries, but Bruce has been relatively healthy in 2015, which makes the poor numbers a little more concerning. May 16 - 10:43 PM

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Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce is not in the Reds' lineup Friday.

He's on the bench with the Giants throwing left Madison Bumgarner on Friday. Kristopher Negron is in right field in Bruce's place.
May 15 - 1:00 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce hit a solo homer and drew a walk in Wednesday's loss to the Brewers.

Bruce put one just over the center-field wall off of Jeremy Jeffress in the ninth inning. It was second homer in the last three games and fifth overall, although he's still hitting just .188/.313/.420. Todd Frazier and Tucker Barnhart also had solo shots.
Apr 29 - 3:41 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce walked three times and smacked a two-run home run Monday in a win against the Brewers.

Bruce was joined by teammate Todd Frazier in the three-walk club against the Brewers on Monday. His home run, number four on the season, came in the second inning against Jimmy Nelson which started a four-run rally. Despite the long ball, Bruce has mostly done little at the plate this season, currently hitting .175/.293/.381 with four home runs and 12 RBI.
Apr 27 - 10:55 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

He had been slated to sit before Saturday's game was rained out and remains out of the lineup the next day. Brennan Boesch is in right field Sunday in Bruce's place.
Apr 26 - 9:26 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce is not in the Reds starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Cubs.

It's just a day of rest for the struggling outfielder who is hitting just .164/.261/.328 with three homers and nine RBI on the year. Brennan Boesch is getting the start in his place and batting fifth against opposing right-hander Jake Arrieta.
Apr 25 - 10:06 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce hit a grand slam as the Reds outslugged the Brewers on Tuesday.

Bruce sent a Mike Fiers fastball deep into the night to get the Reds on the board in the third inning. The homer was his third of the season. Bruce also walked and stole a base in the game, giving him two steals on the year. Bruce now has nine RBI to go with a .200/.310/.400 slash line.
Apr 22 - 12:08 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 0-for-2 on Saturday, leaving him with a .178 average in 45 at-bats.

It looks like Bruce will start off batting sixth for the Reds, which isn't good news for his fantasy value. He should be back as a 30-homer guy this year, but he needs hit somewhere in the same neighborhood of Joey Votto if he's going to reemerge as a top-20 fantasy outfielder. As is, the RBI chances probably won't be there.
Apr 4 - 4:20 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 1-for-2 with a sacrifice fly and a two-run home run in Monday's Cactus League affair versus the Giants.

Bruce took Kyle Crick yard in the fifth inning, pushing the Reds' lead to 5-2 at the time. It's his second blast of the spring and he's now hitting .308 through 13 spring at-bats. Bruce had missed a few days with a minor right calf strain.
Mar 16 - 7:55 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce (calf) will return to the lineup on Saturday.

Bruce will miss a third straight day Friday with a minor right calf strain, but the Reds are just proceeding cautiously here. He has four hits in his first 10 at-bats this spring.
Mar 13 - 5:46 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce (calf) is expected to return to the Reds' Cactus League lineup on Friday night.

Bruce had to be scratched from Wednesday's game due to a right calf strain, but it's thought to be pretty minor. "He's got another day and a half to get a little treatment," manager Bryan Price said Thursday morning.
Mar 12 - 1:18 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce was scratched from Wednesday's lineup with a strained right calf.

Calf strains can range from minor to severe, so we'll have to wait for further updates from the Reds. The outfielder slashed just .217/.281/.373 in 2014. If he's healthy, Bruce is a good buy-low candidate to target in fantasy drafts, as he's a pretty decent bet for a bounceback. For his career, Bruce is a .251/.323/.467 hitter.
Mar 11 - 2:33 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Sunday's rout of the Mariners.

Bruce went yard in the fourth inning against Danny Farquhar, boosting the Reds' lead at the time to 3-1. The soon-to-be 28-year-old was hobbled last season due to knee problems and put up the worst numbers of his career, finishing with a .654 OPS and 18 home runs in 545 plate appearances.
Mar 8 - 6:24 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

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.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 05:39:00 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Ben Nicholson-Smith of 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.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 03:19:00 PM

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C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
LF1Marlon Byrd
2Brennan Boesch
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mike Leake
3Anthony DeSclafani
4Jason Marquis
5Michael Lorenzen
6Raisel Iglesias
7Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Tony Cingrani
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6JJ Hoover
7Pedro Villarreal
8Ryan Mattheus
9Sean Marshall