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Jay Bruce | Outfielder | #32

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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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Jay Bruce (knee) is back in the Reds' lineup Sunday.
Bruce was a late scratch Saturday due to a sore left knee, but he's fine. He's in right field and batting fifth against Wade Miley and the Mariners. May 22 - 10:19 AM

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Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce (knee) expects to play on Sunday.

He was a late scratch Saturday against Seattle. Bruce's knee is sore from running into the wall Friday night but it looks like the injury will only cost him one game. Tyler Holt got the nod in right field with Bruce sidelined on Saturday.
May 21 - 9:21 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce was scratched from the Reds starting lineup on Saturday due to soreness in his left knee.

It'll be Tyler Holt starting in his place in right field and batting second for the Reds. The injury doesn't appear to be anything major, but is something worth monitoring going forward. Bruce is hitting .273/.329/.525 with eight homers and 27 RBI through 38 games this season.
May 21 - 3:02 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 3-for-4 with two home runs and a walk in Wednesday's extra-inning loss to the Indians.

Bruce now has the most homers (128) in the history of the Great American Ball Park. He launched a pair of solo shots off Mike Clevinger and Jeff Manship, his seventh and eighth of the season, and is now hitting .290/.347/.557 with eight homers and 27 RBI. His recent strong stretch (11-for-17 in his last five games) should help ensure that he's traded this summer, though a move to a pitcher's ballpark would hurt his fantasy value.
May 18 - 11:49 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 2-for-4 with a two-run shot in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.

Bruce hit his 126th home run at the Great American Ball Park, which ties Adam Dunn for the most homers at GABP by a single player. The two-run shot was his sixth of the year. He continues to hit for plenty of power, but has an OBP below .300 for the third-consecutive season -- just a massive drop-off in production from a guy who used to be a perennial fantasy stud.
May 11 - 11:42 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce hit a three-run home run in a win over the Brewers on Thursday.

The outfielder assaulted a curveball from Brewers starter Chase Anderson in what was a five-run first inning for the home side. It was his only hit in four at-bats. Feast or famine seems to be the name of the game with Bruce, who has five homers and 21 RBI with a less impressive .245 average and .301 on-base percentage on the year.
May 5 - 11:40 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Reds placed OF Jay Bruce on the paternity leave list.

He'll be away from the club for a couple days to welcome a new child. Bruce, a big trade chip for the rebuilding Reds, owns a decent .820 OPS with four home runs and 15 RBI through 19 games this season.
Apr 25 - 1:07 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce had an RBI groundout, a run scored and two steals in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

Bruce did all of his work in the second inning, collecting an RBI with a groundout and reaching on a fielder's choice. He then proceeded to steal second base and, one batter later, stole third base. He came around to score on a Billy Hamilton double. He went hitless in four at-bats in the game but is batting .278/.298/.519 with three homers, 13 RBI, seven runs scored and two steals in 14 games.
Apr 19 - 10:25 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in a win over the Cardinals on Saturday.

Bruce hit a solo homer in the top of the ninth inning, his third home run of the year. He's hitting .310/.333/.595 with 12 RBI, but just five runs scored, overall. Fantasy owners can only hope Bruce's audition for other teams continues for as long as possible.
Apr 16 - 6:30 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Cubs.

Bruce singled to start the ninth inning and came around to score an afterthought run in a lopsided game, but it was still a positive night for the 29-year-old. Bruce is now hitting .333/.361/.606 in the middle of the Reds' lineup and is third in the National League with 10 RBI. The Reds are surely hoping they can parlay Bruce's fast start into a trade that nets them something valuable in return.
Apr 14 - 11:55 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce hit a walk-off triple as the Reds beat the Pirates 2-1 on Sunday.

Brandon Phillips set the table for Bruce's dramatic three-bagger, singling off Arquímedes Caminero to open the bottom of the ninth with the game tied at 1-1. After Caminero induced a Devin Mesoraco pop-out, Bruce stepped to the plate and slashed a pitch down the right field line to score Phillips and end the contest. The often-inconsistent slugger is off to a nice start for the 2016 campaign. In the early going, he is 9-for-23 (.391) with two homers, nine RBI, and the aforementioned triple.
Apr 10 - 4:38 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 3-for-4 with two homers and five RBI as the Reds beat the Phillies 10-6 to complete a three-game series sweep on Thursday.

Bruce was one of the NL's worst players in the second half of last year and he had just one homer in 56 at-bats in Arizona this spring, but his upside hasn't completely vanished. The Reds would love nothing more than to see him get off to a hot start so that they can shed his salary and get back a prospect in a trade. He tied Ken Griffey Jr. for seventh place on Cincinnati's all-time home run list with his second blast Thursday. It was the 210th home run of Bruce's career.
Apr 7 - 4:07 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce hit an RBI double in the Reds' 4-2 Cactus League defeat of the Royals on Tuesday.

Bruce smacked that double off Royals starter Ian Kennedy in the bottom of the first inning. He also drew a walk and stole his first base of the spring. Bruce was the subject of trade talk all winter, but it looks like he is going to open the 2016 regular season back in right field for the Reds.
Mar 15 - 6:58 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 0-for-4 in Wednesday's loss to the Rangers.

Bruce was the subject of much trade talk over the winter, but nothing has come together as of yet. To that point, MLB Network's Jon Heyman noted on Wednesday that the White Sox (who have been linked to Bruce) and Reds "haven't had any recent talks" regarding the 29-year-old outfielder. He has battled scores of leg injures in recent years, but managed a healthy 2015 on his way to socking 26 homers and driving in 87 runs while slashing .226/.294/.434 across 580 at-bats.
Mar 9 - 8:55 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the Reds and White Sox "haven't had any recent talks" involving a Jay Bruce trade.

Chicago just signed Austin Jackson to a one-year, $5 million free agent contract on Sunday and would seem to be set on outfielders heading into the 2016 season. The best course of action for the Reds at this point might be to wait until closer to the trade deadline to try to shop Bruce again. Maybe he can get off to a hot start and inject some life back into his market value. The 28-year-old right fielder batted .226/.294/.434 with 26 home runs and 87 RBI in 157 games last season for the Reds.
Mar 9 - 6:04 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tucker Barnhart
2Ramon Cabrera
3Kyle Skipworth
4Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
2Jordan Pacheco
LF1Adam Duvall
2Steve Selsky
3Juan Duran
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Raisel Iglesias
4John Lamb
5Alfredo Simon
6Brandon Finnegan
7Michael Lorenzen
8Dan Straily
9Jon Moscot
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tony Cingrani
2Caleb Cotham
3Blake Wood
4Ross Ohlendorf
5J.C. Ramirez
6Dayan Diaz
7A.J. Morris
8Josh Smith