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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
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Jay Bruce is not in the Reds' starting lineup Thursday against the Pirates.
He's likely just getting the night off. Skip Schumaker will start in right field. Jun 25 - 5:29 PM

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Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Pirates.

Bruce didn't do all his damage at one time, collecting runs batted in during three different at-bats in the contest. Bruce had an RBI single in the first inning and added a run-scoring groundout in the fourth. His sixth-inning home run, a solo shot, was his 12th of the year and gave him 37 RBI in total. The outfielder is picking it up after a slow start, raising his line to .237/.339/.449 after Tuesday's effort.
Jun 23 - 10:51 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce broke a tie with a sixth-inning two-run home run, proving to be the deciding factor in Sunday's win against the Marlins.

Bruce, who went 1-for-4 on the afternoon, victimized starter David Phelps to break a 2-2 tie in the sixth. The outfielder is on a five-game hitting streak. A solid month of hitting has brought his numbers up to respectability, as he's batting .234/.338/.437 with 11 home runs and 34 RBI on the year.
Jun 21 - 4:09 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce is not in the Reds' lineup Thursday.

It's just a day off. Chris Dominguez is starting in right field versus Tigers veteran Justin Verlander.
Jun 18 - 3:40 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce came through with his first career five-hit game Wednesday against the Tigers.

Bruce hadn't even had four hits in a game in two years (June 13, 2013). He's up to a very respectable .232/.339/.427 following a rough first five weeks. Unfortunately, his five hits didn't lead to any RBI tonight, as the three hitters above him were on base twice in 19 plate appearances (not counting Todd Frazier's two homers).
Jun 18 - 1:28 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run as the Reds took down the Tigers on Tuesday.

Bruce went back-to-back with Todd Frazier in the fifth inning. Bruce's blast broke a 1-1 tie. He's shown occasional power, but his numbers are still not where they were a couple seasons ago. The outfielder is batting .215/.327/.407 with 10 home runs and 30 RBI.
Jun 16 - 10:25 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce was ejected from Tuesday's game versus the Phillies for arguing balls and strikes.

Bruce took an Aaron Harang pitch that looked to be inside, but home plate umpire Adam Hamari disagreed and rung him up. The outfielder homered in his first at-bat before the strikeout.
Jun 9 - 8:13 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce homered twice in a 2-for-4 effort as the Reds downed the Padres on Sunday.

Bruce gave the Reds a 1-0 lead with a solo home run off of Odrisamer Despaigne in the second inning. It marked his first home run since May 17. He made it 4-0 in the sixth with a three-run blast, getting Despaigne again. Bruce is up to nine home runs on the year with 28 RBI and a .223/.333/.418 triple-slash line.
Jun 7 - 3:35 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

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
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

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
LF1Marlon Byrd
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mike Leake
3Anthony DeSclafani
4Michael Lorenzen
5Raisel Iglesias
6Josh Smith
7Jon Moscot
8Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Tony Cingrani
3JJ Hoover
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6Ryan Mattheus
7Nate Adcock
8Sean Marshall
9Pedro Villarreal
10Carlos Contreras