Jay Bruce RUMORS & NEWS

  • Five MLB players who could be traded before the end of June

    Sporting News "Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline is Aug. 1 this year, pushed back a day because July 31 falls on a Sunday. The rumors will really begin in earnest as June comes to a close, and the actual trades will start to become a frequent reality in the final week or two of July. Don’t sleep on the..." May 28

  • Sitting in limbo: Reds' Jay Bruce, Brewers' Lucroy surprised they're not dealt

    USA Today "It is the most awkward and anxious spring training of their careers, spending their entire lives in one organization, but knowing they no longer are part of the future. Cincinnati Reds right fielder Jay Bruce and Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy show up each day to work, wondering when..." March 24

  • Joey Votto and Jay Bruce are working on bunting as a way to beat defensive shifting

    Cincinnati Enquirer "It’s hard not to notice all the real estate on the left side of the infield when Jay Bruce comes up to bat. Most teams employ an extreme shift with Bruce at the plate, moving the second baseman into short right field, the shortstop behind the bag and the third baseman at the normal shortstop..." March 10

  • White Sox Interested in Bruce, CarGo

    CBSChicago.com "A relentless pursuit of left-handed power has been the objective of the Chicago White Sox front office since last October. The team’s brass has done a quality job of filling gaps at three infield positions and behind the plate. The energy and talent brought in by the additions of Todd Frazier,..." March 04

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    Dick Williams says nothing is close on the Jay Bruce trade front or signing of Cuban SS Rodriguez. #reds

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    #Reds would like to move Jay Bruce in the next week, source says. After that, odds increase that he'll start season in Cincinnati.

  • What's up with Jay Bruce trade saga?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Hannah Bruce, the wife of Reds right fielder Jay Bruce, arrived in Arizona Monday night, but as of Tuesday morning, her husband said she hasn’t unpacked. Hannah Bruce hasn’t unpacked because it’s uncertain how much time there is remaining for her stay in Arizona and her husband’s tenure in..." February 24

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Another source: The proposed Reds/TOR/LAA deal had traction, but hit a snag during the medical review portion of the talks. For now: Dead.

  • Jays trying to acquire Reds' Bruce

    TSN "The Toronto Blue Jays are reportedly looking to acquire Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman. Heyman says the deal on the table includes three teams with Bruce headed to the Jays and Michael Saunders on the move to the Los Angeles Angels. Prospects would..." February 23

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    Toronto still could try for Bruce another way. Jays are said to want a lefty hitter.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: Medical concerns in Bruce deal involved #BlueJays minor leaguer, not Saunders. Player presumably was going to CIN. Trade off for now

  • Medical snag stalls Jay Bruce-to-Jays trade talks

    ESPN "A proposed three-team trade involving the Cincinnati Reds, Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Angels hit a snag Monday night during the medical review of the players involved, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney. The deal proposed would have sent Reds slugger Jay Bruce to the Blue Jays, with the..." February 23

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    3-way trade has legs. As said, Bruce to Jays, Saunders to angels.

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    Reds believe orioles do have prospects to make a Bruce trade. O's also looking at fowler, alvarez. Likely to add 1 hitter.

  • Report: Orioles like Reds' Jay Bruce

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Baltimore Orioles like Reds outfielder Jay Bruce in addition to a couple of other players, FOXSports.com senior baseball writer and MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal reports via Twitter, though Rosenthal adds that Baltimore might not have the prospects to land Bruce in a deal with..." February 12

  • Source: Hot target Bruce has limited no-trade clause

    MLB.com "When the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline expired this past season, Reds right fielder Jay Bruce let out a big sigh of relief while sitting at his locker in the clubhouse at Great American Ball Park. One thing that is certain this winter for Bruce is he will get to live that feeling of..." November 22

  • Orioles and Reds have talked Jay Bruce trade

    Hardball Talk "With Chris Davis expected to land a huge contract in free agency, the Orioles continue to look at possible replacements for their lineup. According to FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi, the club has had trade talks with the Reds for outfielder Jay Bruce. However, there’s “no momentum” toward a deal at the..." November 21

  • Reds willing to trade Jay Bruce for Zack Wheeler

    MLB Daily Dish "New York is still in pursuit of another bat after failing to add Carlos Gomez late Wednesday night. Jay Bruce might be a possible option for the Mets, and according to ESPN's Buster Olney, the Reds are willing to trade Bruce to New York in exchange for Zack Wheeler. As of early Wednesday..." July 31

  • Mets are expected to trade for Reds outfielder Jay Bruce

    Hardball Talk "After reversing course on a trade for Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez the Mets turned their attention to Reds right fielder Jay Bruce, and now Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the “expectation among many in industry is that deal will happen.” To get Gomez the Mets were set to..." July 31

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Reds willing to trade Jay Bruce to the Mets for Zack Wheeler now. Worth watching over the next 20 hours.

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    .@MarcCarig says #Mets are looking coyly at Yoenis Cespedes, too. One name I keep hearing is Jay Bruce...Mets are scouting him heavily.

  • Mets still have their eyes on some potential big-time acquisitions

    Fox Sports "The Mets are thinking big. Whether they act big remains to be seen. The team, after acquiring Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from the Braves on Friday, is exploring a number of larger trades, major-league sources say. Here, according to sources, is where the Mets’ various pursuits stand: A..." July 26

  • Angels interested in Reds' Jay Bruce

    The Score "The Los Angeles Angels have reportedly zoned in their focus on a left-handed hitting corner outfielder. With the Cincinnati Reds preparing for a fire sale, the Angels are interested in right-fielder Jay Bruce, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. The two-time All-Star has rebounded..." July 20

  • Reds right fielder Jay Bruce is available in trade

    CBS Sports "Reds right fielder Jay Bruceis available in trade, league sources say. The Reds are expected by rivals to become a full-fledged seller in coming days, perhaps shortly after the All-Star Game here, but to this point the one name being heard is Bruce, which is somewhat curious since they have..." July 13

  • Healthy Bruce could give Reds big boost

    Covers.com "Jay Bruce's knee had more to do with his struggles at the plate last season than the myriad of defensive shifts thrown his way. No doubt, the 2014 season was one to forget for the 28-year-old Cincinnati Reds right fielder. Bruce played in just 137 games. He missed two weeks in May following..." March 13

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Blue Jays are, however, working to add a left-handed bat to their lineup. One name they are talking about: Jay Bruce.

  • Reds at least considering trading big names, reducing payroll

    Fox Sports "It’s public knowledge that the Reds are open to trading a starting pitcher. They need to be proactive, considering four of their starters – Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Mike Leake and Alfredo Simon – are entering their free-agent years. Such trades, however, are not the only ones the team is..." November 20

  • Reds will be alright in right if Bruce is alright

    Cincinnati Enquirer "This is another in a periodic series of looks at the Reds, position-by-position. Today we look at right field: Jay Bruce is going to be the right fielder -- barring a blockbuster trade that no one sees coming -- and if he's healthy, he's going to play 150-plus games. He was not healthy this..." November 20

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    #Reds announce Bruce's grandfather died. Jay will return Friday.

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    From #Reds: Votto (distal quad strain, left knee) has been placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to May 16. Bruce has been reinstated

  • Reds' Jay Bruce might recover faster than expected

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Jay Bruce was supposed to miss three weeks to a month after having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. That timetable may be a bit conservative. Bruce began jogging on Tuesday and took batting practice on the field. "I'm not putting a time on when I'm ready to come back," Bruce said. "But..." May 14

  • Reds' Jay Bruce needs surgery

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Jay Bruce, a late scratch from Sunday's game with a left knee injury, was examined Sunday night. Two baseball sources say that examination revealed a torn meniscus that will require surgery. Bruce will likely miss three weeks to a month. Bruce could not be reached for comment. A Reds..." May 05

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    Jamie Ramsey @Jamieblog

    Jay Bruce scratched from today's #Reds lineup due to left knee soreness.

  • MLB announces 2013 Silver Slugger winners

    MLB.com "All year long, they went deep and they found the gaps, and baseball's best batsmen of 2013 connected one more time on Wednesday night, collecting The Silver Slugger Awards for their offensive performances this season. With the Yankees' Robinson Cano picking up a fourth consecutive silver bat..." November 07

  • Hamilton, Bruce lift Reds past Astros 6-5 for sweep

    Cincinnati Enquirer "It wasn't pretty and it wasn't quick but the Reds did leave Houston with a three-game sweep of the lowly Astros beating Houston 6-5 in 13 innings. The Reds' 87th win of the season (and Astros' 101st loss) began on Wednesday and finished on Thursday at 12:28 a.m. Houston time. Both teams bungled..." September 19

  • Leake, Bruce lead Reds in 10-0 rout of Astros

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Before Tuesday's game against the Astros one Reds player was looking at the league's statistics and noted Jay Bruce had 95 RBI on the season. "We've got to get him a C-note" Bruce's teammate said. "Oh he'll get it" another responded. Bruce who entered the game 0 for 8 in his career..." September 18

  • Bruce: ‘Everything’s fine’ with Latos

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The television cameras from the New York feed caught Mat Latos and Jay Bruce having some words in the dugout after the fifth inning Wednesday. What was that about? “Next question,” Latos said. Bruce was slightly more expansive. “Everything’s fine,” he said. “It happens all the time...." May 23

  • Reds' Jay Bruce still seeks consistency

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Sometimes a coach has to tell a player: It's all in your head. That is the case with Jay Bruce and his search for consistency. Bruce and hitting coach Brook Jacoby have studied video of Bruce when he's good and when he's bad. "It don't think there's anything with his swing that he can do,"..." March 27

  • Bruce willing to play center

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds plan to play Shin-Soo Choo in center field. But Jay Bruce called Dusty Baker and offered a backup plan. "Jay asked if I wanted him to come in lighter in case Choo is better a right fielder than center fielder," Baker said. Choo has only played 10 games in the majors in center — one..." January 12

  • Jay Bruce wants a hyper-extension

    Red Reporter "This was a surprise item from Mark Sheldon, about Bruce's strong desire to stay in Cincinnati for life: ... the 25-year-old would like to sign an extension that would enable him to possibly finish his career in Cincinnati. Bruce is interested in adding another six years to the deal...." November 15

  • Jay Bruce has potential to carry Reds far

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Overlooked somewhat in Game One of the National League Division Series here was Jay Bruce, whose fourth-inning homer sailed into Barry Bonds country, 432 feet away. Bruce also doubled down the right-field line and scorched a line-out to center. He wasn't quite as impactful in Game Two on Sunday..." October 08

  • Bruce gets out of slump, goes off the charts

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Jay Bruce is in one of those zones. Hang a pitch to him, and it's gone. Groove a fastball, and it's going to the wall. Bruce is 10-for-21 (.476) with five home runs and 12 RBI in his last six games and has homered in a career-high four straight games. He's one shy of tying the Reds record for..." September 07

  • Could Bruce be the MVP?

    Dayton Daily News "Does anybody think that Jay Bruce should be considered for National League Most Valuable Player, despite his chilly .256 batting average and 126 strikeouts in 464 at-bats? Why not? It is clear the Cincinnati Reds are not only going to run away from everybody in the National League Central,..." September 03

  • Jay Bruce's homer in 8th rallies Reds past Astros

    Cincinnati Enquirer "They say you don't get a lot of second chances in life. But Jay Bruce made the most of one on Sunday, sending the first pitch he was thrown from Xavier Cedeno 419 feet to right field for a three-run home run in the eighth inning. Just like that, the Reds' dead offense was living and kicking the..." September 03

  • Thought experiment: Jay Bruce in centerfield against righties?

    Red Reporter "First things first: I don't think this is happening. The Reds are loath to make major in-season changes, especially while in first-place. Conducting an experiment while you have a decent-sized division lead is not something most managers would do in a contract year. Dusty also seems sensitive to..." August 28

  • Jay Bruce frustrated, embarrassed by slump

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Jay Bruce knows Reds fans are frustrated with him, but nobody has been more disappointed than Bruce himself. Bruce entered Friday in one of his cold spells, having gone hitless in his last 18 at-bats. While Bruce began the day tied for sixth in the National League in homers (18) and tied for..." July 21

  • Joey Votto, Aroldis Chapman, Jay Bruce named All-Stars

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds placed three players on the All-Star Team: Joey Votto, Jay Bruce and Aroldis Chapman through the player and fan votes. Brandon Phillips and Johnny Cueto did not get in via the vote. More players will be named by manager Tony La Russa. Votto was voted in by the fans. He will start..." July 02

  • Jay Bruce would rather be in starting lineup

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Jay Bruce knows his history against Houston left-hander Wandy Rodriguez. Bruce is 2-for-29 against Rodriguez with 15 strikeouts. But he also pointed to his most recent history. "I'm 1-for-3 against Wandy this year," he said. Bruce was not in the starting lineup against Rodriguez and the..." June 03

  • Jay Bruce returns for Reds after day of rest

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Jay Bruce and his ailing bat returned to the Reds lineup Saturday night, after Bruce was given a rest Friday. Bruce entered Saturday in an 0-for-14 skid and had gone 1-for-31 since mid-May. The slump dropped Bruce's batting average from .305 to .252, and Bruce said he benefited from resting..." May 27

  • Bruce named NL Player of the Week

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Jay Bruce today was named NL Player of the Week for the period ending April 29. Bruce hit .476 (10 for 21) in six games last week, leading the majors in slugging percentage (1.143) and total bases (24), while tying for the lead with four home runs. Among NL players Bruce ranked second with 10..." May 01