Reds RF Bruce put on paternity list, RHP Somsen promoted

NEW YORK (AP) The Cincinnati Reds have put right fielder Jay Bruce on the three-day paternity list and called up right-hander reliever Layne Somsen from Triple-A Louisville. Bruce is expected to miss the three-game series against the Mets that started Monday night in New York. It's planned that he'll rejoin the team in Pittsburgh on Friday after an off day. Bruce leads the Reds...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t test the arm of Gerardo Parra; Jay Bruce tested it and failed

A huge key to being a big league outfielder is having a strong arm. Colorado Rockies outfielder Gerardo Parra showed his off Monday night in Cincinnati, and the Reds’ Jay Bruce was his latest victim. Bruce sent a ball into the gap in left-center in the fifth inning, and at worst, Bruce had a stand-up double. But the ball got away, and Parra seemed to have misplayed the ball off...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce hits winning triple in 9th, Reds edge Pirates

CINCINNATI (AP) Jay Bruce hit an RBI triple in the ninth inning and the Cincinnati Reds capped a strong season-opening homestand, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Sunday. The Reds took two of three from the Pirates and are off to a 5-1 start. Brandon Phillips led off the ninth with a single. After a popout, Bruce tripled down the right field line against Arquimedes Caminero ...
Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  Discuss

What Jay Bruce Is Missing

Well, a new team, for starters. What Jay Bruce is missing is a new team. Rather, a new team is missing Jay Bruce. Twice now, the Reds have reportedly been on the verge of trading Bruce. First, to the Mets at last year’s trade deadline, more recently to the Blue Jays, just last night. Twice, Bruce has reportedly been on the verge of being dealt, and twice, the deal has fallen apart...
Via Fangraphs
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jay Bruce being targeted in trade by Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays already boast baseball’s most powerful lineup, and according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, it might be getting more powerful pretty soon with an acquisition of Jay Bruce. Jay Bruce is coming up in trade talks still. Blue Jays could be a possibility. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 22, 2016 Heyman later added that the proposed deal is a three-way...
Via Sportsnaut
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Reds outfielder Jay Bruce is surprise early arrival in camp

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Outfielder Jay Bruce reported to Reds camp on Sunday. It was a surprise that he was two days early - and that he was still on Cincinnati's roster at all. It was no secret the veteran was on the trading block during the offseason. In his 11th spring training and his 12th year of professional baseball, Bruce has been through the complete cycle of building and...
Via Associated Press
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Jay Bruce and the Mets appear to be a likely match

The New York Mets still want an outfielder after their deal for Carlos Gomez fell apart (for whatever reason), and the name they’ve been tied to today is Jay Bruce of the Cincinnati Reds. Via Jon Heyman of CBS Sports… The Mets and Reds continue to talk about star outfielder Jay Bruce, who seems like the Mets’ likeliest outfield option now. The teams have discussed recovering...
Via The Outside Corner
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

No pity party: Jay Bruce remains positive, despite up-and-down season

CINCINNATI -- There are scores of players who could not endure the mistrials and tribulations of what has transpired this year in the baseball life of Cincinnati Reds right fielder Jay Bruce. They would relapse into deep funks, they couldn't eat, they couldn't say a positive word to their wives, they couldn't sleep, they couldn't look their teammates in the eye. And some might even...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruce on bereavement list after death of grandfather

CINCINNATI -- The Reds will be without right fielder Jay Bruce for the next few games following the death of Bruce's grandfather. The Reds placed Bruce on the bereavement list prior to Tuesday night's game against Arizona at Great American Ball Park. Bruce has informed team officials that he expects to return to the team Friday in Miami where it will be playing against the Marlins...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruce breaks out of slump against a lefty, of course

CINCINNATI -- Jay Bruce swears he didn't realize exactly how long it had been since his last hit. It wasn't just that he had lost count at a certain point or that he didn't want to linger on the number 26. His thoughts were elsewhere as he rounded the bases on a two-run home run in the eighth inning Sunday against Milwaukee left-hander Will Smith, a home run that indeed snapped Bruce...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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