Today's Knuckleball "In a trade market flush with outfield talent, perhaps no outfielder is drawing as much interest as Cincinnati Reds right fielder Jay Bruce. Bruce is drawing the eyes of many teams across baseball looking to add an impact bat prior to the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline. The Indians, Rangers,..." July 23
Today's Knuckleball "The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking hard for a bat as well as an arm, and seem to be in win-now mode. While they are expected to at least talk about Carlos Gonzalez, they are expecting the price to be quite high. Jay Bruce remains a possibility, as well, and probably a much more likely..." July 21
Lone Star Ball "Texas Rangers rumors: Jay Bruce of the Cincinnati Reds is being shopped, and the Texas Rangers have inquired on him, according to Jeff Passan. My initial reaction to that is that this would be kind of odd, given that the Rangers' needs appear to be pitching, rather than the outfield, where..." July 19
Today's Knuckleball "Reds All-Star Jay Bruce stopped a bit short of saying he’d waive his limited no-trade clause to play for a winner, but he made clear that his main goal is to win. So the smart money says he’d go to a contender that wanted him. “I want to play in October,” Bruce said. “I’m 29. I’m not getting..." July 12
TSN "Five months after a failed medical scuppered his move north, Jay Bruce could still yet wind up with the Toronto Blue Jays. Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reports that the Jays remain interested in the Cincinnati Reds' right fielder with less than a month remaining before the Major League..." July 09
ESPN "The Cincinnati Reds are "almost certain" to trade right fielder Jay Bruce as well as a few other players before the Aug. 1 non-waiver deadline, reports Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com. Rosenthal lists the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals among the teams interested in Bruce, adding..." July 07
Today's Knuckleball "Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce has the Cleveland Indians listed as one of eight teams on his no-trade clause, but according to a friend of Bruce, he only added the Indians as the eighth team as a late replacement for the Blue Jays after hearing Toronto was interested (he apparently liked the..." June 30
Dodger Blue "During a recent interview, Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said the front office would target ‘elite-level players’ at the trade deadline. Their focus reportedly is on acquiring a starting pitcher, reliever, and/or a bat, with trading for a young starter said..." June 26
Red Reporter "Just about three weeks ago, I stated the obvious: the San Francisco Giants needed Jay Bruce, and they needed him right that very moment. The banged up outfield was without Angel Pagan for a series of weeks and All Star Hunter Pence for a couple of months, leaving a clear void in both the field..." June 26
Fox Sports "The Indians, short on outfielders, have been mentioned as a possible suitor for the Reds’ Jay Bruce. There is just one problem: Bruce added the Indians to his no-trade list in November, enabling him to block any proposed trade to Cleveland, a major-league source said. The Indians still could..." June 23
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
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
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
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
Dick Williams says nothing is close on the Jay Bruce trade front or signing of Cuban SS Rodriguez. #reds
#Reds would like to move Jay Bruce in the next week, source says. After that, odds increase that he'll start season in Cincinnati.
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
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
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.
Toronto still could try for Bruce another way. Jays are said to want a lefty hitter.
Source: Medical concerns in Bruce deal involved #BlueJays minor leaguer, not Saunders. Player presumably was going to CIN. Trade off for now
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
3-way trade has legs. As said, Bruce to Jays, Saunders to angels.
Reds believe orioles do have prospects to make a Bruce trade. O's also looking at fowler, alvarez. Likely to add 1 hitter.
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