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Jay Bruce | Outfielder | #19

Team: New York Mets
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 is in Tuesday's lineup against the Marlins.
Meanwhile, Curtis Granderson is on the bench while Alejandro De Aza will start in center field. Bruce is batting just .163/.242/.267 over 95 plate appearances since being acquired by the Mets on August 1. Aug 30 - 3:19 PM

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Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

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

Bruce is batting just .165/.245/.271 over 94 plate appearances with the Mets and manager Terry Collins thinks a mental day off will do him some good. Yoenis Cespedes, Alejandro De Aza, and Curtis Granderson will start from left to right in the outfield.
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce mostly failed in Sunday's loss to the Phillies, finishing 1-for-4 with three strikeouts.

Bruce has been a mess since coming over to the Mets at the trade deadline. In 85 at-bats with his new club, he has just two homers and six RBI. This after bopping 25 homers and driving in 80 runs with the Reds prior to the trade deadline. 2016 was shaping up to be Bruce's best season since 2013, but unless he turns it around over the next month-plus, it might be remembered mostly for the way that it ended.
Aug 28 - 5:59 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce is not in the Mets starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Phillies.

Bruce has dealt with a right calf cramp in recent days, but has also struggled to the tune of .160/.244/.272 in 22 games with the Mets. Alejandro De Aza will draw another start and bat sixth against Jeremy Hellickson and the Phillies on Saturday.
Aug 27 - 3:23 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce (calf) went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts Friday in his return to the lineup against the Phillies.

Bruce left Wednesday’s game with a right calf cramp and was forced to sit out Thursday, but he’s feeling better now. Unfortunately, he’s still mired in a miserable slump. He’s batting just .160 (13-for-81) in 22 games since being acquired by the Mets.
Aug 26 - 10:27 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce (calf) is back in the Mets' lineup Friday.

Bruce was pulled from Wednesday's game and sat out Thursday with a right calf cramp, but he's fine. He's in right field and batting sixth versus Adam Morgan and the Phillies.
Aug 26 - 4:56 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce (calf) is out of the Mets' starting lineup on Thursday night against the Cardinals.

Bruce left Wednesday's game with a right calf cramp after hitting a double in the top of the second inning. Alejandro De Aza is starting in his place at St. Louis. Manager Terry Collins has indicated that Bruce could be available off the bench.
Aug 25 - 3:53 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Cardinals due to a right calf cramp.

Bruce cramped up on a second-inning double and was subsequently pinch-run for by Alejandro De Aza. Cramps are rarely a sign of serious injury and the Mets' midseason acquisition should be back in the lineup without issue later this week.
Aug 24 - 9:16 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

After hitting a double in Wednesday's game against the Cardinals, Jay Bruce exited with an apparent injury.

Bruce was replaced by a pinch-runner Alejandro De Aza in the second inning. He might have suffered the injury while initially running out of the box. The Mets should pass along word as to the exact reason for his exit as the game progresses.
Aug 24 - 8:43 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday’s loss to the Giants.

Bruce had a chance to play hero in the eighth inning, but he grounded into a double play to end the threat. He’s now batting .176 (12-for-68) with two homers, two doubles, and six RBI in 17 games since joining the Mets.
Aug 20 - 1:25 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce went 2-for-4 with a double in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Bruce's double on Tuesday was his 23rd of the season, but just his first since joining the Mets at the trade deadline. He entered the game hitting a measly .160/.250/.280 in 50 at-bats with his new squad. Bruce is a better hitter than this -- he was slashing .265/.316/.559 with the Reds -- but the fit always felt slightly off and he has yet to pay the deadline dividends that would help the Mets to make a pennant run ala the addition of Yoenis Cespedes last summer.
Aug 17 - 1:26 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce hit a three-run home run, his first as a member of the Mets, to give them a 4-1 win over the Yankees on Thursday.

Bruce came up with a pair of runners on in the fifth inning and lifted a hanging slider from Nathan Eovaldi over the right-center field wall to give the Mets a lead. It was Bruce's first hit in three games as a member of the Mets. The streaky outfielder is hitting .259/.311/.552 with 26 home runs and a league-leading 83 RBI overall this year.
Aug 4 - 11:02 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce will bat third and play right field in his Mets debut Tuesday against the Yankees.

Bruce is expected to slide down to the cleanup spot once Yoenis Cespedes (quad) is ready to return to the lineup. Alejandro De Aza will start in center field on Tuesday while Michael Conforto is in left. Curtis Granderson is on the bench.
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Mets acquired OF Jay Bruce from the Reds for INF Dilson Herrera and LHP Max Wotell.

Brandon Nimmo was originally rumored to be a part of the deal, but the Reds apparently raised an issue with his medical records. The two sides were still able to hammer out an agreement before Monday's deadline. Bruce has enjoyed a resurgent season where he's batting .265/.316/.559 with 25 homers and 80 RBI over 97 games, but he's an odd fit in New York's outfield. The Mets are expected to keep Bruce in right and platoon Curtis Granderson and Michael Conforto in center. Bruce's contract includes a $13 million club option for 2017, so he gives the Mets some insurance if (or when) Yoenis Cespedes opts out of his contract this winter.
Aug 1 - 4:26 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce has officially been traded to the Mets, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

It took a little while to sort out all the elements of the trade, but there is finally an agreement in place. Rosenthal says second base prospect Dilson Herrera will be part of the return package for Cincinnati, but Brandon Nimmo is now out of the deal. Look for an announcement within the next 20 minutes.
Aug 1 - 3:44 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2James Loney
2B1Neil Walker
2Kelly Johnson
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1Jose Reyes
2Wilmer Flores
3David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Alejandro De Aza
3Justin Ruggiano
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jacob deGrom
2Noah Syndergaard
3Steven Matz
4Bartolo Colon
5Jon Niese
6Seth Lugo
7Robert Gsellman
8Zack Wheeler
9Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Jim Henderson
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Edgin
7Sean Gilmartin
8Logan Verrett
9Jenrry Mejia