Bruce plans to retire from baseball following the Yankees' game Sunday against the Rays, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.
The 34-year-old is out of the lineup for a third straight game Sunday after starting the season 4-for-34 with 13 strikeouts, and he's now decided to hang up his cleats after 14 seasons. Bruce has a .244/.314/.467 slash line with 319 home runs and 951 RBI in 1650 career games between the Reds, Mets, Phillies, Mariners, Yankees and Cleveland. The veteran slugger will be available off the bench one final time Sunday.
Bruce isn't starting Saturday's game against the Rays.
Bruce will be out of the lineup for a second straight game after he went 1-for-19 with nine strikeouts in his last five games. DJ LeMahieu will start at first base while Rougned Odor enters the starting nine as the second baseman. Manager Aaron Boone said Saturday that LeMahieu should continue to see increased playing time at first base going forward while Odor starts at the keystone, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Bruce is not in the lineup Friday against the Rays.
Bruce is 1-for-19 with nine strikeouts in his past five games and will take a seat Friday. DJ LeMahieu will cover first base while Rougned Odor starts at the keystone for the Yankees.
Bruce is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays.
Bruce will head to the bench for the first time after going 3-for-27 while starting at first base in each of the Yankees' eight games to date. The Yankees will shift DJ LeMahieu over to first base as a replacement for Bruce, allowing the newly acquired Rougned Odor to make his first start for New York at the keystone.
Bruce went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and another run scored during Tuesday's win over Baltimore.
Bruce got the scoring started in the second inning by launching a solo homer off Dean Kremer. It was the first long ball of the year and the first in a Yankees uniform for the 34-year-old, who has been serving as the starting first baseman to begin the season with Luke Voit nursing a knee injury.
Bruce will make the Yankees' Opening Day roster, Jack Curry of YES Network reports.
Bruce appeared in 13 Grapefruit League games as a non-roster invitee this spring and hit .194 with two home runs and three RBI. Bruce's contract was officially selected by the Yankees on Saturday, and he'll serve as the starting first baseman to begin the regular season with Luke Voit (knee) sidelined, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Bruce went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's Grapefruit League loss to Detroit.
The veteran slugger took Spencer Turnbull deep in the second inning to stake New York to an early lead. The blast was Bruce's second of spring training, and he is slashing .455/.455/1.091 overall through 11 plate appearances. The 33-year-old is in camp as a non-roster invitee, but he is making enough noise at the plate to keep his name in serious consideration for a spot on the Opening Day roster.
Bruce signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees on Saturday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Bruce appeared in 32 games for Philadelphia last year but had a career-worst .198 batting average with six home runs and 14 RBI during that time. The 33-year-old should now compete for a major-league roster spot with the Yankees during spring training, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him appear in the big leagues at some point in 2021.
Bruce isn't in Saturday's lineup against the Rays.
Bruce will retreat to the bench after going hitless with one walk and four strikeouts in his last 12 plate appearances. Bryce Harper will rest his legs as the designated hitter Saturday with Phil Gosselin starting in right field.
Bruce will sit for the evening portion of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Nationals.
Bruce started at first base in the afternoon game, going 0-for-3 at the plate. Alec Bohm starts there in the nightcap, with J.T. Realmuto serving as the designated hitter.
Bruce is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.
Bruce returned from the 10-day injured list Friday and filled a starting role in the Phillies' last two games, going 1-for-7 with a double and a walk. Though he'll take a seat Sunday, Bruce should have a regular spot in the lineup waiting for him against right-handers during the final week of the season.
Bruce (quadriceps) was activated off the 10-day injured list Friday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
The 33-year-old aggravated his quadriceps injury Sept. 6 and has since been on the injured list, but he'll rejoin the roster for Friday's doubleheader. Bruce isn't in the lineup for the matinee but could return to the starting nine in Game 2.
Phillies manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday that Bruce (quadriceps) is still a couple days away from a return from the 10-day injured list, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
With Kyle Garlick (oblique) and starting pitcher Jake Arrieta (hamstring) joining a growing list of banged-up Phillies on Tuesday, Bruce's impending return is a rare bit of positive injury news for the team. If Bruce gains clearance to play at some point during the Phillies' weekend series with the Blue Jays, he should immediately step back into a strong-side platoon role at designated hitter. He could also be in the mix for work at first base with Rhys Hoskins (elbow) in danger of missing the remainder of the season.
Bruce was placed on the injured list with a quadriceps injury Sunday.
Bruce exited Saturday's contest after aggravating his quad injury and finds himself back on the injured list. With Roman Quinn also sidelined (concussion), Kyle Garlick and Phil Gosselin could get some extra run in the outfield.
Bruce (quadriceps) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets.
Bruce is reportedly a candidate to hit the injured list after aggravating a quad injury that cost him several games in late August. While that move has yet to be official, he remains out of the lineup. Neil Walker takes over designated hitter duties and is batting eighth.
Bruce aggravated his quad injury in Saturday's game against the Mets and is likely headed back to the injured list, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Bruce missed 10 days in late August with a quad injury, and it looks like he is going to miss at least that much time again for the same reason.
Bruce went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Wednesday as he helped the Phillies to a 3-0 win over the Nationals on Wednesday.
Bruce launched his second homer in three games as he has shown some solid power since returning from the 10-day injured list Monday. The 33-year-old has six long balls and 13 RBI and should continue to see the majority of his playing time as the team's designated hitter.
Bruce isn't in Tuesday's lineup against the Nationals.
Bruce homered Monday in his first game back from the 10-day injured list, but he'll get a breather for the second game of the series. Andrew McCutchen will rest his legs as the designated hitter with Phil Gosselin starting in left field.
Bruce went 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs scored in Monday's 8-6 win over the Nationals.
Bruce was activated ahead of Monday's contest and homered in his first at-bat in his return. The 33-year-old has five long balls and a .931 OPS this season.
Bruce (quadriceps) was activated from the 10-day injured list prior to Monday's game against the Nationals.
He will likely be in the lineup Monday against righty Erick Fedde. Bruce should resume his designated hitter duties, potentially getting spelled against southpaws. He hit .231/.273/.596 with four home runs in 16 games prior to landing on the IL.
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