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Jay Bruce | Outfielder

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 217
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Jay Bruce clubbed a two-run homer in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.
Look who is heating up. Bruce has now gone deep in three consecutive games, with all of them coming against left-handed pitchers. It's been a disappointing first half for the 27-year-old, but he has serious rebound potential the rest of the way. Jul 8 - 4:38 PM

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Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce is playing first base for the Reds on Monday.

Joey Votto is out with a quadriceps injury, so Bruce is moving in from right field. It's his first career start at first base and he may get more while Votto recovers. Bruce is batting cleanup and Brandon Phillips is batting third for the Reds on Monday night versus the Cubs.
Jul 7 - 2:51 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce slugged a go-ahead eighth-inning two-run homer in the Reds' 4-2 defeat of the Brewers on Sunday.

The big fly snapped a career-worst 0-for-26 skid for Bruce, who hadn't gone deep since June 21 and has only eight total home runs this year. The 27-year-old outfielder is fully capable of bouncing back for a big second half and seems like a good buy-low candidate in fantasy leagues. The Reds are six games back of the Brewers in the National League Central standings.
Jul 6 - 4:03 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI doubles in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.

Bruce put the Reds up early with a first-inning RBI double, then added another RBI double in the sixth as part of a three-run frame. The outfielder has had a mediocre year at the plate, but has swung the bat better lately as he is now on a six-game hitting streak. Bruce owns a .230/.324/.408 slash line with seven home runs, 29 RBI, and eight stolen bases.
Jun 25 - 11:07 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer, a walk, three runs scored, and a stolen base Friday against the Blue Jays.

His home run gave the Reds an 8-0 advantage in the second inning, but the Reds ended up squandering the early lead. Bruce made a rapid return from knee surgery, but he's hitting just .220 (20-for-91) with three home runs and 31/7 K/BB ratio in 25 games since coming off the DL. Fantasy owners will have to hope that he'll begin to look like his usual self as he gets further removed from surgery.
Jun 20 - 11:58 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers.

Bruce's sixth-inning solo shot off of Hyun-Jin Ryu padded the Reds' lead to 3-0, but it was more than enough support for starter Johnny Cueto. The slugger has scuffled since coming off of the disabled list on May 23, entering Wednesday's contest with a .590 OPS in 16 games since. Bruce has a meager .217/.326/.373 with five home runs and 21 RBI on the season.
Jun 11 - 11:02 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce had a two-run homer, a sac fly and a stolen base Saturday against the Phillies.

That's better. It's his first homer in 12 games since he came off the DL and first in 26 games overall. He actually has more steals (seven) than homers (four) this year, which is quite an odd sight from a guy who entered the year with 164 career homers and 36 stolen bases.
Jun 7 - 8:52 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts Friday's loss to the Phillies.

Bruce made a rapid return from knee surgery, but he's hitting just .178 with zero homers and 20 strikeouts in 45 at-bats since returning to action. It's ugly right now, but fantasy owners have no choice but to remain patient.
Jun 6 - 11:01 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Reds activated OF Jay Bruce from the 15-day disabled list.

Bruce wound up missing just the minimum 15 days following surgery to repair a partially-torn meniscus in his left knee, which is a pretty remarkable recovery. He's not in the lineup Wednesday but is presumably available off the bench. The outfielder will be back in right field this weekend against the Cardinals.
May 21 - 3:33 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Reds manager Bryan Price said Wednesday that Jay Bruce (knee) will be activated from the disabled list "very, very soon."

Price added that the outfielder will not need to go out on a rehab assignment. Bruce is just two weeks removed from surgery to repair a partially-torn meniscus in his left knee, but he's obviously made rapid progress. While Price didn't list a likely return date for Bruce, it wouldn't be a surprise if they try to push him to be ready for this weekend's series versus the Cardinals.
May 21 - 2:11 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Reds manager Bryan Price said Tuesday that it was undecided whether Jay Bruce (knee) would need a rehab assignment.

Bruce had an extensive workout Tuesday, which included hitting off of Mat Latos (elbow) during his simulated game. While it seems unlikely that the outfielder will return when first eligible on Wednesday, it's looking like he'll beat his early June timetable. "I don't want to put dates on it," he said. "Getting close, really close. We'll see [how I] bounce back from this. Today was the most involved day that I've had so far. I ran the bases full speed, hit off Mat Latos, and if I bounce back from this, we're heading in the right direction pretty fast."
May 20 - 9:30 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce (knee) took another round of batting practice Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia.

"Hitting felt the most normal it has in a long time," Bruce told reporters after the workout. He was also able to shag fly balls in the outfield and remains on track to return from his partially-torn meniscus in early June.
May 17 - 5:12 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce (knee) took batting practice and did some jogging Tuesday.

Bruce is just eight days removed from surgery to repair a partially-torn meniscus in his left knee, but he's making rapid progress. "I’m feeling good, feeling great, completely pain-free," he said Tuesday. "There is still some general swelling from the surgery. I hit off the tee and threw Sunday, then jogged and took BP today." Bruce is expected back around the beginning of next month.
May 13 - 6:05 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Reds placed OF Jay Bruce on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 5, with a left knee injury.

Bruce underwent surgery Monday to repair a partially-torn meniscus in his left knee and will be sidelined for about four weeks. The Reds have called up Roger Bernadina to take his place on the active roster.
May 6 - 2:31 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce underwent successful surgery Monday for a partially-torn meniscus in his left knee.

The surgery was performed by Reds medical director Dr. Tim Kremchek. "He said everything went well," Reds general manager Walt Jocketty told "It went as expected and the surgery was routine." Bruce is expected to need four weeks of recovery time and will be placed on the disabled list at some point Tuesday.
Source: MLBlogs
May 5 - 3:14 PM

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C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Kristopher Negron
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Alfredo Simon
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Jonathan Broxton
3JJ Hoover
4Sam LeCure
5Manny Parra
6Logan Ondrusek
7Trevor Bell
8Jumbo Diaz
9Carlos Contreras
10Curtis Partch
11Sean Marshall