Bruce (calf) is in the lineup Sunday against the Mariners. Bruce will serve as Cleveland's designated hitter for Sunday's outing. He'll look to get back on track at the plate, as he's failed to pick up a hit in either of the Indians' last two games.
Bruce (heel) is hoping he can serve as designated hitter Sunday after being removed from Saturday's game, Zack Meisel of The Athletic Cleveland reports. The outfielder was reportedly removed for precautionary reasons, and the fact Bruce already is setting up to play a day later is encouraging. His owners should check his lineup status Sunday.
Bruce was removed from Saturday's game against the Indians with left heel discomfort, Zack Meisel of The Athletic Cleveland reports. The extent of Bruce's setback is not certain, but the report adds he was removed for "precautionary reasons," so it's likely the Indians were just playing it safe since all they really have left to play for at this point is home-field advantage in the postseason. It remains to be seen if Bruce will miss any additional action.
Bruce went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, a run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Angels. With the regular season drawing to a close and the playoffs approaching, Bruce seems to be finding his stroke again, slashing .308/.379/.615 over his last seven games. The 30-year-old may get some rest if Cleveland locks up home-field advantage early, but otherwise he should remain a fixture in right field and in the heart of a very potent lineup.
Bruce went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and one walk Thursday against Detroit in Cleveland's record-breaking 21st consecutive victory. The outfielder's first-inning homer matched Detroit's run total in the historic 5-3 win. Since coming over from the Mets on Aug. 9, Bruce is slashing .253/.343/.495 with five bombs and 18 RBI over 27 games. On the year, the veteran has 34 homers -- matching his career high set as a Red in 2012 -- and 93 RBI.