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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 went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Padres.
Bruce crushed a fourth-inning offering from Padres starter Luis Perdomo for his 17th homer of the season. The 29-year-old outfielder owns a strong .279/.328/.581 triple-slash and has driven in 58 runs over 265 at-bats. This is shaping up to be his best statistical season since 2013, when he hit .262/.329/.478 with 30 homers and 109 RBI. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported earlier on Sunday that the Dodgers are considering Bruce as a potential trade option. Jun 26 - 4:08 PM

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Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Jay Bruce is "a consideration" for the Dodgers.

The Dodgers aren't sure when they'll get Andre Ethier (leg) back or how he'll perform when he returns, putting them in the market for an outfielder. Bruce will be on the list of many teams looking for offensive help, as he's had a nice bounce-back season with a .280/.329/.575 batting line, 16 homers and 57 RBI. Rosenthal notes that Josh Reddick and Kole Calhoun could also potentially be fits for the Dodgers.
Jun 26 - 12:19 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in the Reds' 8-2 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

Bruce belted a three-run home run in the first inning and added an RBI double in the seventh. The home run was his 16th of the season, and he's now got 55 RBI -- second-most in the NL -- and 41 runs scored. The Reds stand to get a nice haul for the 29-year-old if they decide to deal him this summer.
Jun 21 - 11:40 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce is getting the day off Thursday.

Bruce had two hits, two runs, and two RBI on Wednesday night against the Braves, but he'll sit out Thursday afternoon's series finale. Kyle Waldrop is starting in right field and batting fifth versus Matt Wisler.
Jun 16 - 10:32 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce continued his resurgent season with two hits, two runs and two RBI on Wednesday versus the Braves.

He went 2-for-6 with a double and two strikeouts. His 51 RBI rank fourth in the majors. His .273/.329/.581 slash yields a .910 OPS that is the best of his career. Bruce is coming off back-to-back disappointing seasons but seems to have righted the ship just in time to boost his trade value for the rebuilding Reds.
Jun 16 - 1:12 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce ripped a three-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Braves.

Bruce followed a Joey Votto walk and Brandon Phillips single in the first inning with his 15th longball of the season. It was all the Reds wound up scoring on the night, but Brandon Finnegan and their bullpen made it hold up. Bruce has played his way into being a nice trade chip next month for the Reds, as he's been one of the most productive right fielders in the game with a .271/.329/.584 batting line and 49 RBI to go along with his 15 dingers.
Jun 14 - 10:54 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce paced the Reds with a two-run blast Saturday in a win over the Athletics.

His towering shot to right field went so far it should have counted for two home runs. The 461-foot rocket was easily Bruce's longest home run of the year. The Reds have struggled in the standings but Bruce has been a bright spot with 14 round-trippers and 44 RBI. His .581 slugging percentage ranks fourth in the National League behind only Daniel Murphy, Nolan Arenado and teammate Adam Duvall.
Jun 11 - 7:40 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Nationals.

Wild game in Cincinnati here. The Reds jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the second inning, only to see the Nationals come roaring back with a bevy of runs in the middle frames to take a 10-5 lead into the seventh inning. At which point, Bruce clocked a three-run homer to make things interesting. Brandon Phillips would make things even more intriguing with a ninth-inning RBI double, but they would fall just short of pushing the game into extra innings. For his part, Bruce is now slashing .280/.332/.591 with 11 doubles, five triples, 13 homers and 40 RBI over 193 at-bats. Assuming he can stay healthy, 2016 is shaping up to be the 29-year-old outfielder's best major league season.
Jun 5 - 5:29 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 3-for-4 with a double, triple, home run and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Rockies.

The Rockies thumped the Reds in the game, but Bruce had a shot at a memorable night if only he could have found a single. He'll surely take three extra-base hits as a consolation, including his 10th home run. The 29-year-old is hitting .272/.323/.549 with 33 RBI and 28 runs scored through 47 games.
Jun 1 - 1:23 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.

Bruce burned Jimmy Nelson for a long solo tater to right in the second inning. The bomb was his ninth of the season. Along with that homer tally, the 29-year-old outfielder is slashing .262/.317/.512 and has driven in 31 runs across 164 at-bats.
May 29 - 6:05 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

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
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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tucker Barnhart
2Ramon Cabrera
3Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Juan Duran
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
3Jose Peraza
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3John Lamb
4Brandon Finnegan
5Dan Straily
6Tim Adleman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tony Cingrani
2Caleb Cotham
3Blake Wood
4Ross Ohlendorf
5Raisel Iglesias
6Michael Lorenzen
7JJ Hoover
8Josh Smith
9Alfredo Simon