Bruce is not in the lineup against the Blue Jays on Wednesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Bruce will take a seat during Wednesday's matinee as southpaw J.A. Happ toes the rubber for Toronto. The Mets will trot out an outfield of Michael Conforto, Juan Lagares and Phillip Evans. Expect Bruce back in the lineup for Friday's series opener versus Arizona.
Bruce returned from the paternity list Tuesday and is in the lineup for the Mets' game against Toronto, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Bruce will bat fifth and play right field. On the season, he's hitting a somewhat disappointing .233/.313/.383. His .150 ISO would be the lowest mark of his career, as would his 26.6 percent hard-hit rate.
Bruce will rejoin the Mets prior to Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. This was a bit of a given, but it's worth noting that Bruce can safely be deployed in weekly formats. Dominic Smith was already sent back to Triple-A Las Vegas after Sunday's game as a corresponding move. Bruce was hitting .233/.313/.383 with three home runs and two steals in 134 plate appearances prior to leaving the team for the birth of his child.
Bruce was placed on the paternity list Friday. As expected, Bruce will miss the Mets' weekend series in Philadelphia. He's expected to return Tuesday against the Blue Jays. Dominic Smith was called up to take his place on the roster.
Bruce will be placed on paternity leave following Wednesday's game and will miss this weekend's series against Philadelphia, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. Bruce will spend the full three days allotted with his family before returning to the fold for a two-game set against Toronto on Tuesday. Before leaving the team, Bruce will play right field and hit out of the cleanup spot for Wednesday's contest in Cincinnati.
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