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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 clobbered a pair of home runs and drove home three, leading the Reds to a 7-2 victory over the Cardinals in St. Louis.
Bruce opened up the game's scoring with a solo blast off opposing starter Lance Lynn in the fourth inning, chipped in an RBI single in the sixth and added his second long ball in the eighth inning. It's been a disappointing year for the 27-year-old slugger, hitting just .217/.283/.377 with 18 homers and 65 RBI. Sep 22 - 12:12 AM

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Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce is not in the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

Manager Bryan Price evidently wasn't pleased with his team's effort during a one-hit shutout Tuesday, and he's responded by benching every regular. Wednesday's starter for the Cubs, Kyle Hendricks, makes for a fine streaming option.
Sep 17 - 3:47 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce clubbed a grand slam, finishing 2-for-4 on the evening, but the Reds narrowly lost to the Orioles on Tuesday.

With the Reds down 5-0, Bruce swatted a grand slam to right field off of Darren O'Day, but it wasn't enough. Bruce has hit just .182 (8-for-44) since August 19. He is slashing a disappointing .219/.294/.377 with 15 home runs and 59 RBI.
Sep 3 - 12:23 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce hit a three-run home run and tied the game in the ninth with an RBI double, but the Reds lost in 10 innings to the Cardinals on Monday.

Bruce clobbered a three-run home run to right field against Justin Masterson in the fifth inning, putting the Reds up 4-3 at the time. In the ninth, he tied the game at 5-5 with an RBI double to right field. Bruce has homered twice in his last three games, picking his ugly slash line up to .224/.300/.392 along with his 14 home runs and 55 RBI.
Aug 19 - 12:00 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a two-run home run in Sunday's walk-off loss in game one of a double-header against the Rockies.

Bruce has both been slumping and battling an illness lately, but he had it working in the afternoon half of the double-header. He got the Reds on the board with his fourth-inning homer off of Jordan Lyles and then singled in a run in the ninth to pad the Reds' seemingly insurmountable lead. Overall, Bruce has had a tough 2014 season, slashing .224/.302/.385 with 13 home runs, 50 RBI, and 11 stolen bases.
Aug 17 - 8:46 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce (illness) is back in Thursday's lineup against the Rockies.

Bruce was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to illness, but he's feeling better now. The 27-year-old is batting just .224/.305/.384 with 12 homers and 46 RBI over 98 games this season.
Aug 14 - 4:19 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to illness.

He should be fine in a day or two. Skip Schumaker is playing right field in Bruce's place.
Aug 13 - 11:19 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce finished 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a solo home run in the Reds' easy win against the Indians on Tuesday.

Bruce has back-to-back-to-back multi-hit games, a nice sight as the slugger slumped in his first 11 games after the All-Star break. Bruce knocked in a run with a single in the fourth, and added some superfluous insurance with a solo shot in the ninth. The home run was his first since July 7 and 11th on the season. It helped boost his line up to a still-disappointing .225/.307/.386.
Aug 5 - 10:01 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 2-for-5 with an RBI, stolen base and run scored in a win over the Marlins on Sunday.

It's been a frustrating season for the 27-year-old, who is hitting just .216/.302/.373 after Sunday's game. He's been able to make up for some of those shortcomings with his legs, as Sunday's stolen base was his 10th steal of the season, setting a career high. Bruce is talented enough to turn it on at any time, so fantasy owners should stick with the outfielder despite his struggles.
Aug 3 - 4:45 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Reds activated OF Jay Bruce from the bereavement list.

Bruce was away for a few days following the death of his grandfather. Curtis Partch has been sent down in a corresponding move.
Aug 1 - 2:24 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce will return from the bereavement list on Friday.

Bruce is missing the first of three games on Tuesday following the death of his grandfather. The Reds are using Skip Schumaker in right field Tuesday.
Jul 29 - 9:26 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Reds placed OF Jay Bruce on the bereavement list.

Bruce can spend three to seven days on the bereavement list. The Reds have called up Curtis Partch to take his spot on the active roster.
Jul 29 - 2:58 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Friday against the Nationals.

After an encouraging showing in June, Bruce is hitting just .145 (10-for-69) with 21 strikeouts this month. With Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips sidelined, the Reds could use some offense from him in the worst way right now, but he's showing no signs of breaking out of his funk.
Jul 25 - 10:32 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce returned to the lineup Tuesday and contributed an RBI double in the Reds' loss to the Brewers.

Bruce was given Monday off after he started the second half 0-for-11, and he responded with his 19th double to get the Reds on the board in the fourth inning. It was his first extra-base hit since July 8. Bruce is streaky and is currently in a down period, but fantasy owners need to stick with the talented 27-year-old as he works to break out of his funk.
Jul 22 - 11:41 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce is not in Monday's lineup against the Brewers.

Bruce is hitless in his last 15 at-bats, so Reds manager Bryan Price wants to give him a breather. Skip Schumaker will start in right field Monday while Donald Lutz plays first.
Jul 21 - 5:42 PM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2Donald Lutz
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
2Jake Elmore
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
4Kristopher Negron
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Alfredo Simon
6Dylan Axelrod
7David Holmberg
8Daniel Corcino
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Manny Parra
3Sam LeCure
4Jumbo Diaz
5Logan Ondrusek
6Pedro Villarreal
7Trevor Bell
8Sean Marshall
9Carlos Contreras
10Ryan Dennick
11JJ Hoover