Jay Bruce

#32 RF / Cincinnati Reds / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 225 lb Age: 28 College: None Bats/Throws L/L

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Reds' Jay Bruce: Available in trade talks

      The Reds have made it clear that nearly everyone on the team is available in trade talks, including Bruce. Bruce has a limited no-trade clause, including a number of big-market teams. Potential acquiring teams will need to address whether his low batting averages the last two seasons are part of the new norm in today's game and whether they're ok with that if that's the case.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Reds OF Jay Bruce hits solo home run in Friday's win

      Reds outfielder Jay Bruce went 1 for 3 with a solo homer and two walks in Friday's win over the Brewers. Hits have come few and far between lately for Bruce. However, despite hitting just .188 over the past month, he's managed to drive in 16 RBI and score 19 runs. He ranks fifth among outfielders with 38 RBI since the All-Star break. Whether or not he deserves starts in the fantasy playoffs depends on whether owners are willing to look past a poor average and on-base percentage in exchange for run production.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Amid deep slump, Reds' Jay Bruce is on the bench on Saturday

      Reds right fielder Jay Bruce is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers. Bruce had started each of the past 21 games for the Reds, but has really struggled lately. He has just four hits in his last 44 at-bats, with 13 strikeouts and just two walks over that stretch. So, with the Reds facing a left-hander on Saturday, Bruce will catch a breather. Marlon Byrd will slide over to right field while Ivan De Jesus plays left field.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Manager: Reds RF Jay Bruce getting scheduled day off Friday

      Bryan Price has declared that absence of Reds right fielder Jay Bruce from the lineup for the Friday night game against Pittsburgh and is no indication of an impending trade, per the Cincinnati Enquirer. That would be a bit of a coincidence - Bruce has been out of the lineup just once since June 26. He has hit safely in six of his last seven games.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Report: Mets scouting Reds' Jay Bruce heavily, looking to trade

      The Mets are hoping to swing a trade for Reds outfielder Jay Bruce prior to this week's non-waivers trade deadline. According to a report by MLB.com, the Mets have been scouting Bruce "heavily" in recent days.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Reds RF Jay Bruce resting for Game 1 of DH on Wednesday

      Reds right fielder Jay Bruce is out of the starting lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Cubs. Bruce had started 20 games in a row for the Reds, batting .303 with three home runs and 10 RBI in that stretch. This is likely just a planned rest for Bruce, and he should be back in there for the nightcap. Jason Bourgeois is getting the start in right while batting second in the opener.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Reds OF Jay Bruce hits 15th home run of season in Monday's win

      Reds outfielder Jay Bruce hit his 15th home run of the season to help send the Reds to a 5-4 win over the Cubs on Monday. Bruce hit the two-run shot in the sixth inning off Justin Grimm. The two runs proved to be the deciding factor in the contest. Bruce finished the game 2 for 3 with two RBI. Prior to Monday's win, Bruce was hitting .316 with two home runs and eight RBI in his last 15 games.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Report: Angels interested in Reds OF Jay Bruce

      The Angels are interested in acquiring Reds outfielder Jay Bruce, reports Fox Sports. The Angels sent a scout to monitor Bruce during Sunday's game. Bruce is available to be traded, reported CBS Sports baseball insider Jon Heyman. Bruce is hitting .255 with 14 home runs and 46 RBI in 86 games.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Reds RF Jay Bruce slugs three-run home run in loss Saturday

      Right fielder Jay Bruce was the only source of offense for the Reds on Saturday, as they fell to the Indians 9-4. Bruce went 2 for 3 with four RBI and a run scored, including a three-run home run in the eighth inning. The home run came a bit too late however, as the Indians were already leading 9-1 at the time. It was Bruce's 14th home run of the year, and the second in his last five games. "Everyone battles a little sluggishness when you come back from a break, and it's important to try to counteract that as much as you can," Bruce said, per MLB.com. "It turned out to be an OK night for me individually, but we got to hopefully play some better baseball." The potential trade candidate is batting .355 with two homers in 12 games so far this month.

    • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

      Reds OF Jay Bruce available in trade

      CBS Sports baseball insider Jon Heyman is reporting that Reds outfielder Jay Bruce is available on the trade market, possibly the first of many such players as Cincinnati moves into the seller's market after the All-Star break. Bruce has struggled this year, though a recent hot streak has lifted his average to .251. Over his last 22 games, he is hitting .357 with 11 doubles, four home runs and 13 RBI. Bruce is making $12 million this season and is scheduled to make $12.5 million next season, with a no-trade clause to eight teams. Bruce could be an attractive candidate to a team like the Angels, who are looking for a left-handed bat. Cincinnati's struggles this year may open the door to other trades, including pitchers Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake and closer Aroldis Chapman.

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