current status: Bereavement list, day-to-day
#32 RF | 6'3", 215 lbs. | Cincinnati
Birth Date:April 3, 1987 (27 years old) Place of Birth:Beaumont, TX Hometown:Houston, TX
Drafted:Drafted by Cincinnati in 2005 (1st round).
Drafted:Drafted by Cincinnati in 2005 (1st round).
|Assets:||A great athlete with excellent size and mobility, he hits the ball with huge power. Has the instincts and talent to be a star in all aspects of the game.|
|Flaws:||Strikes out too much and forces things at the plate sometimes. Also, his outfield defense is still a work in progress. Isn't much of a base-stealer.|
|Career Potential:||Power-hitting outfielder with very good upside.|
Career Honors & Awards
|NL||Silver Slugger||2013, 2012|
|Named to the All-Star Game||2012, 2011|
|Minor League Baseball||Player of the Year||2007|
|Midwest League (A)||All-Star Team||2006|
Movements & Injuries
|7/29/2014||Bereavement list, day-to-day.|
|5/21/2014||Missed 13 games (left knee surgery).|
|5/06/2014||Left knee surgery, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 5th, 2014).|
|7/23/2011||Missed 1 game (dizziness).|
|6/27/2011||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|5/19/2011||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|4/15/2011||Missed 1 game (groin).|
|12/10/2010||Re-signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a six-year contract.|
|9/13/2010||Missed 11 games (right side).|
|9/01/2010||Right side, day-to-day.|
|9/14/2009||Missed 57 games (fractured right wrist).|
|7/12/2009||Fractured right wrist, early September.|
|4/19/2009||Missed 1 game (hand injury).|
|4/18/2009||Hand injury, day-to-day.|
|2/21/2009||Re-signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a one-year contract.|
|9/23/2008||Missed 2 games (wrist injury).|
|9/21/2008||Wrist injury, day-to-day (retroactive to September 21st, 2008).|
|5/27/2008||Contract purchased from Louisville (AAA).|
|3/20/2008||Assigned to minor league camp.|
|6/07/2005||Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 1st round in 2005.|
Reds right fielder Jay Bruce will return from the bereavement list on Friday, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. | 07/29/2014 9:40 PM
NewsReds right fielder Jay Bruce will return from the bereavement list on Friday, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
ImpactBruce has left the team due to the death of his grandfather. He sat out Tuesday and will miss two more games.
Reds right fielder Jay Bruce was placed on bereavement leave. | 07/29/2014 4:08 PM
NewsReds right fielder Jay Bruce was placed on bereavement leave.
ImpactBruce is two for his last 17 at-bats without an extra-base hit.Chris Heisey should see addition at-bats.
Reds right fielder Jay Bruce is not in the lineup Monday against the Brewers. | 07/21/2014 6:28 PM
NewsReds right fielder Jay Bruce is not in the lineup Monday against the Brewers.
ImpactBruce is hitless in his last 15 at-bats and has gone 8-for-65 (.123) over his last 18 games, so the Reds will give him a break.
Jay Bruce homers in third straight game | 07/08/2014 4:38 PM
NewsJay Bruce clubbed a two-run homer in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.
ImpactLook who is heating up. Bruce has now gone deep in three consecutive games, with all of them coming against left-handed pitchers. It's been a disappointing first half for the 27-year-old, but he has serious rebound potential the rest of the way.
Jay Bruce playing first base for Reds on Mon. | 07/07/2014 2:51 PM
NewsJay Bruce is playing first base for the Reds on Monday.
ImpactJoey Votto is out with a quadriceps injury, so Bruce is moving in from right field. It's his first career start at first base and he may get more while Votto recovers. Bruce is batting cleanup and Brandon Phillips is batting third for the Reds on Monday night versus the Cubs.
Bruce snaps skid with go-ahead two-run HR | 07/06/2014 4:03 PM
NewsJay Bruce slugged a go-ahead eighth-inning two-run homer in the Reds' 4-2 defeat of the Brewers on Sunday.
ImpactThe big fly snapped a career-worst 0-for-26 skid for Bruce, who hadn't gone deep since June 21 and has only eight total home runs this year. The 27-year-old outfielder is fully capable of bouncing back for a big second half and seems like a good buy-low candidate in fantasy leagues. The Reds are six games back of the Brewers in the National League Central standings.
Bruce's two doubles, two RBI help Reds win | 06/25/2014 11:07 PM
NewsJay Bruce went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI doubles in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.
ImpactBruce put the Reds up early with a first-inning RBI double, then added another RBI double in the sixth as part of a three-run frame. The outfielder has had a mediocre year at the plate, but has swung the bat better lately as he is now on a six-game hitting streak. Bruce owns a .230/.324/.408 slash line with seven home runs, 29 RBI, and eight stolen bases.
Bruce homers in loss to Blue Jays | 06/20/2014 11:58 PM
NewsJay Bruce went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer, a walk, and three runs scored Friday against the Blue Jays.
ImpactHis home run gave the Reds an 8-0 advantage in the second inning, but the Reds ended up squandering the early lead. Bruce made a rapid return from knee surgery, but he's hitting just .220 (20-for-91) with three home runs and 31/7 K/BB ratio in 25 games since coming off the DL. Fantasy owners will have to hope that he'll begin to look like his usual self the further removed he is from surgery.
Bruce homers as Reds shut out the Dodgers | 06/11/2014 11:02 PM
NewsJay Bruce went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers.
ImpactBruce's sixth-inning solo shot off of Hyun-Jin Ryu padded the Reds' lead to 3-0, but it was more than enough support for starter Johnny Cueto. The slugger has scuffled since coming off of the disabled list on May 23, entering Wednesday's contest with a .590 OPS in 16 games since. Bruce has a meager .217/.326/.373 with five home runs and 21 RBI on the season.
Jay Bruce homers in Reds' win | 06/07/2014 8:52 PM
NewsJay Bruce had a two-run homer, a sac fly and a stolen base Saturday against the Phillies.
ImpactThat's better. It's his first homer in 12 games since he came off the DL and first in 26 games overall. He actually has more steals (seven) than homers (four) this year, which is quite an odd sight from a guy who entered the year with 164 career homers and 36 stolen bases.
Bruce strikes out two more times in loss | 06/06/2014 11:01 PM
NewsJay Bruce went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts Friday's loss to the Phillies.
ImpactBruce made a rapid return from knee surgery, but he's hitting just .178 with zero homers and 20 strikeouts in 45 at-bats since returning to action. It's ugly right now, but fantasy owners have no choice but to remain patient.
Reds bring back Jay Bruce (knee) from DL | 05/21/2014 3:33 PM
NewsReds activated OF Jay Bruce from the 15-day disabled list.
ImpactBruce wound up missing just the minimum 15 days following surgery to repair a partially-torn meniscus in his left knee, which is a pretty remarkable recovery. He's not in the lineup Wednesday but is presumably available off the bench. The outfielder will be back in right field this weekend against the Cardinals.
Jay Bruce (knee) to return 'very, very soon' | 05/21/2014 2:11 PM
NewsReds manager Bryan Price said Wednesday that Jay Bruce (knee) will be activated from the disabled list "very, very soon."
C. Trent Rosecrans on Twitter
ImpactPrice added that the outfielder will not need to go out on a rehab assignment. Bruce is just two weeks removed from surgery to repair a partially-torn meniscus in his left knee, but he's obviously made rapid progress. While Price didn't list a likely return date for Bruce, it wouldn't be a surprise if they try to push him to be ready for this weekend's series versus the Cardinals.
Jay Bruce may not need rehab assignment | 05/20/2014 9:30 PM
NewsReds manager Bryan Price said Tuesday that it was undecided whether Jay Bruce (knee) would need a rehab assignment.
ImpactBruce had an extensive workout Tuesday, which included hitting off of Mat Latos (elbow) during his simulated game. While it seems unlikely that the outfielder will return when first eligible on Wednesday, it's looking like he'll beat his early June timetable. "I don't want to put dates on it," he said. "Getting close, really close. We'll see [how I] bounce back from this. Today was the most involved day that I've had so far. I ran the bases full speed, hit off Mat Latos, and if I bounce back from this, we're heading in the right direction pretty fast."
Jay Bruce (knee) takes BP, shags fly balls | 05/17/2014 5:12 PM
NewsJay Bruce (knee) took another round of batting practice Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia.
C. Trent Rosecrans on Twitter
Impact"Hitting felt the most normal it has in a long time," Bruce told reporters after the workout. He was also able to shag fly balls in the outfield and remains on track to return from his partially-torn meniscus in early June.
Jay Bruce (knee) takes batting practice | 05/13/2014 6:05 PM
NewsJay Bruce (knee) took batting practice and did some jogging Tuesday.
Dayton Daily News
ImpactBruce is just eight days removed from surgery to repair a partially-torn meniscus in his left knee, but he's making rapid progress. "I'm feeling good, feeling great, completely pain-free," he said Tuesday. "There is still some general swelling from the surgery. I hit off the tee and threw Sunday, then jogged and took BP today." Bruce is expected back around the beginning of next month.
Jay Bruce (knee) placed on 15-day DL | 05/06/2014 2:31 PM
NewsReds placed OF Jay Bruce on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 5, with a left knee injury.
ImpactBruce underwent surgery Monday to repair a partially-torn meniscus in his left knee and will be sidelined for about four weeks. The Reds have called up Roger Bernadina to take his place on the active roster.
Bruce out a month after left knee procedure | 05/05/2014 3:14 PM
NewsJay Bruce underwent successful surgery Monday for a partially-torn meniscus in his left knee.
ImpactThe surgery was performed by Reds medical director Dr. Tim Kremchek. "He said everything went well," Reds general manager Walt Jocketty told MLB.com. "It went as expected and the surgery was routine." Bruce is expected to need four weeks of recovery time and will be placed on the disabled list at some point Tuesday.
Bruce to undergo knee surgery, out 3-4 weeks | 05/04/2014 9:48 PM
NewsJerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that Jay Bruce will undergo surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus in his left knee.
Jerry Crasnick on Twitter
ImpactHe will have the surgery this week and then be sidelined at least 3-4 weeks for recovery. Chris Heisey is expected to see the bulk of the playing time in his absence and immediately becomes a strong option in mixed leagues.
Bruce (knee) scratched from Sunday's lineup | 05/04/2014 1:52 PM
NewsJay Bruce was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup due to a sore left knee.
Jamie Ramsey on Twitter
ImpactIt's not clear when Bruce suffered the injury, but it appears to just be a day-to-day situation. Chris Heisey has assumed his spot in right field and as the No. 4 hitter.
Bruce strikes out four times in loss | 05/02/2014 10:00 PM
NewsJay Bruce went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in Friday's loss to the Brewers.
ImpactYes, the dreaded golden sombrero. Bruce homered twice in his first four games this season, but he has gone deep just once in 24 games since.
Bruce swipes two bases as Reds beat Pirates | 04/23/2014 10:51 PM
NewsJay Bruce went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored as the Reds defeated the Pirates on Wednesday. More impressively, he stole two bases in the effort as well.
ImpactBruce is not known around the baseball world for being fleet of foot, but his two swipes on Wednesday gives him three on the season in as many attempts. His season-high is nine, achieved in 2012. Bruce continues to be one of baseball's most consistent hitters, as his current .250/.368/.472 slash line is right in line with his marks since coming into the league.
Jay Bruce hits third homer in win over Cubs | 04/20/2014 7:06 PM
NewsJay Bruce went 2-for-5 with a home run in the Reds' win over the Cubs on Sunday.
ImpactBruce got to Cubs reliever Jose Veras for the solo shot, his third of the year. It was his 10th RBI on the year. He started slow out of the gate, but Bruce has five hits in his last two games and could be heating up. When hot, he's one of the most dangerous power hitters in the game.
Bruce goes 3-for-3 in Reds' loss to Cubs | 04/19/2014 7:03 PM
NewsJay Bruce finished 3-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in the Reds' loss to the Cubs on Saturday.
ImpactBruce drove home Billy Hamilton on a single in the top of the seventh inning and also collected singles in the first and sixth innings. He is now batting .204/.362/.389 with nine RBI in 16 games this season.
Jay Bruce getting a day off Wednesday | 04/16/2014 9:36 AM
NewsJay Bruce is not in the Reds' lineup Wednesday.
Bill Brink on Twitter
ImpactBruce is getting a breather against tough left-hander Francisco Liriano. Chris Heisey is starting in his place in right field. Devin Mesoraco is also sitting out, with Brayan Pena getting the start behind the dish.
Bruce drives in two with triple against Cards | 04/09/2014 12:19 AM
NewsJay Bruce went 2-for-4 with a two-run triple in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.
ImpactIt was Bruce's first triple of the year but surprisingly the 17th of his career, a steep total for someone not known for his speed. Bruce also came around to score on a Ryan Ludwick sacrifice fly, and he later singled in the fifth inning.
Jay Bruce has two hits in loss to Brewers | 03/23/2014 9:34 PM
NewsJay Bruce went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's Cactus League loss to the Brewers.
ImpactThe 27-year-old slugger is having a solid spring season, slashing .262/.415/.476. He's a trendy selection as a breakout star for the 2014 season, and hitting in the middle of a high-powered Reds lineup should continue to lead to ample RBI chances.
Jay Bruce belts first spring homer in loss | 03/07/2014 8:36 PM
NewsJay Bruce smashed a two-run homer, his first of the Cactus League season, in Friday's loss to the White Sox.
ImpactBruce took White Sox starter Felipe Paulino deep in the first inning, and also added a double in the fifth inning, finishing the afternoon 2-for-3. One the the top sluggers in the National League, Bruce has averaged 32 homers and 101 RBI over the past three seasons, and could be on the precipice of an even bigger breakout as he enters his age-27 season.
Bruce has two-run double in loss to Pirates | 09/28/2013 4:35 PM
NewsJay Bruce smacked a two-run double in Saturday's loss to the Pirates.
ImpactHis double gave the Reds a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the third inning, but the Pirates tied things up in the fourth inning and never looked back. Bruce is currently tied with Atlanta's Freddie Freeman for second in the NL with 107 RBI.
Bruce's third double gives Reds 13-inning win | 09/19/2013 1:34 AM
NewsJay Bruce went 3-for-5 with three RBI and the Reds held on for a 6-5, 13-inning win over the Astros on Wednesday.
ImpactBruce roped three doubles on the night, his third bringing in what proved to be the game-winning run. The three doubles gave him 41 on the year and he continues to add to his career-best RBI total, now at 103 and counting. Bruce is finishing strong, as he's now sporting a .270/.336/.495 line with a handful of games to go.
Bruce slams Reds past Astros for 10-0 victory | 09/17/2013 11:42 PM
NewsJay Bruce went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and five RBI in the Reds' 10-0 victory over the Astros on Tuesday.
ImpactBruce's big night helped him reach a few different milestones, as he's now hit 30 home runs and collected 100 RBI on the year. The 30-homer season is his third consecutive, but it's the first time the 26-year-old has reached the 100-RBI plateau. The outfielder remains one of the game's best power hitters, and he's in his prime right now.
Jay Bruce swats two homers in Reds victory | 09/08/2013 11:18 PM
NewsJay Bruce swatted a pair of solo homers off Clayton Kershaw on Sunday, helping to power the Reds to a 3-2 victory.
ImpactBruce did all of the heavy lifting early on, setting the stage for Ryan Hanigan's walk-off single in the ninth inning. His two long balls were the first surrendered by Clayton Kershaw to an opposing left-handed hitter this season. He's proven to be a very capable run producer in the middle of the Reds lineup, hitting .268/.330/.496 with 29 homers and 93 RBI on the season.
Jay Bruce drives in five, Reds rout Cardinals | 08/28/2013 11:18 PM
NewsJay Bruce collected five RBI in the Reds' 10-0 rout of the Cardinals on Wednesday in St. Louis.
ImpactThe Reds looked flat in the first two games of this big three-game series but came out swinging Wednesday night against Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright. Bruce hit a two-run single off Wainwright in the top of the first inning and a three-run homer off Wainwright in the top of the second. He has 26 homers and 87 RBI this year.
Jay Bruce hits 25th homer | 08/26/2013 10:19 PM
NewsJay Bruce went 2-for-4 and smacked his 25th homer Monday against the Cardinals.
ImpactIt was his first homer in 19 days and his first multihit game since July 30. Bruce is certainly capable of going on a tear for a month and setting some new career highs, but the trust is that he's been treading water for years. His current .807 OPS would be his lowest mark since 2009.
Jay Bruce homers in Reds' victory | 08/07/2013 3:58 PM
NewsJay Bruce had a two-run homer and an RBI groundout to lead the Reds to a 6-5 win over the A's on Wednesday.
ImpactBruce's pace has slowed since his big June, but he's still hitting homers and driving in runs at a decent clip. With 78 RBI in 113 games to date, it looks like he'll get to 100 for the first time in his career. Last year, he ended up at 99.
Jay Bruce launches 23rd homer in win over A's | 08/06/2013 10:53 PM
NewsJay Bruce went 1-for-4 with a home run in a win over the A's on Tuesday.
ImpactBruce hit a solo home run in the second inning, his 23rd of the year. The 26-year-old outfielder is having another productive season, hitting .274/.325/.503 with 75 RBI.
Bruce has two-run homer in win over Dodgers | 07/26/2013 1:58 AM
NewsJay Bruce launched a two-run home run in a win over the Dodgers on Thursday.
ImpactBruce's blast off Zack Greinke in the top of the sixth inning proved to function as valuable insurance. The 26-year-old outfielder has been a little quiet on the power front this month, going deeper just three times in 21 games, but he's currently tied for fifth in the majors with 21 home runs.
Bruce goes 3-for-5 with a double, homer | 07/14/2013 7:20 PM
NewsJay Bruce finished 3-for-5 with a double, home run and two RBI in the Reds' 8-4 victory against the Braves on Sunday.
ImpactHe ends the first half fifth in the National League in homers (19) and RBI (56). Bruce, batting .277, is on pace for 32 homers and 113 RBI.
Bruce scores four runs in Reds' win over M's | 07/06/2013 7:58 PM
NewsJay Bruce finished 2-for-4 with three RBI in the Reds' 13-4 defeat of the Mariners on Saturday.
ImpactBruce walked in the first inning, singled in the fifth, hit a two-run double in the sixth and then reached on a run-scoring fielder's choice in the bottom of the eighth. He came around to score a total of four times.
Bruce doubles twice in win over D-backs | 06/23/2013 9:12 PM
NewsJay Bruce went 2-for-4 with two doubles Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
ImpactComing off a two homer game on Saturday, Bruce has an impressive five extra-base hits over his last three games. He currently ranks eighth in the National League with a .538 slugging-percentage and is on pace for 38 home runs and 115 RBI this season.
Bruce homers twice but Reds lose to Snakes | 06/22/2013 9:49 PM
NewsJay Bruce homered twice in the Reds' loss to the Diamondbacks on Saturday night in Arizona.
ImpactBruce has homered 10 times since June 3 and continues to rapidly makeup for his slow start to the 2013 season. He's currently on pace for 38 home runs and 115 RBI.
Jay Bruce homers in loss to Braves | 06/20/2013 4:10 PM
NewsJay Bruce launched a solo homer in Thursday's loss to the Pirates.
ImpactBruce had just one home run going into play on May 8, but he has 14 of them since. Only Carlos Gonzalez and Chris Davis have hit more during the same timespan.
Bruce hits game-tying homer in 9th Wednesday | 06/20/2013 12:11 AM
NewsJay Bruce hit a game-tying solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning against Jason Grilli and the Pirates on Wednesday.
ImpactBruce picked a good time -- if you're a Reds fan, that is -- for his only hit of the night. The solo shot gave him 14 on the year to go with 49 RBI. The outfielder is now hitting .277/.323/.500 after a slow start.
Bruce's walkoff HR propels Reds over Brewers | 06/14/2013 11:24 PM
NewsJay Bruce smashed a walkoff homer in the 10th inning on Friday, propelling the Reds to a 4-3 victory over the Brewers.
ImpactBruce took the Burke Badenhop offering the opposite way for the game's decisive blow. It was his only hit in four trips to the plate on the evening, but it's the only one that people will remember. He's now plated 46 runs on the season, ranking 7th in the National League.
Bruce has four hits in extra-inning loss | 06/13/2013 8:17 PM
NewsJay Bruce went 4-for-7 with a run scored and a stolen base in an extra-inning loss to the Cubs on Thursday.
ImpactBruce singled in the 12th and 14th innings, but the Reds failed to bring him in. The 26-year-old outfielder has bounced back nicely from a fantasy perspective after getting off to a slow start in April, collecting nine home runs and 34 RBI over his last 38 games, but he's still drawing walks at a career-low clip.
Bruce collects 3 hits in Reds' win over Cubs | 06/11/2013 11:58 PM
NewsJay Bruce went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in the Reds' victory over the Cubs on Tuesday.
ImpactThe outfielder drove in two with a double in the sixth inning, giving him 45 RBI to go with a .798 OPS. The double was his 20th of the season. He's also got 10 homers on the year.
Jay Bruce hits two-run homer in victory | 06/03/2013 10:42 PM
NewsJay Bruce went 3-for-4 and hit a two-run homer Monday versus the Rockies.
ImpactThe homer was the first given up by lefty reliever Josh Outman in 22 1/3 innings this season, and it was just Bruce's second to come with a man on base. He has nine homers overall, eight of which have come since the start of May.
Jay Bruce homers in win over Pirates | 05/31/2013 10:33 PM
NewsJay Bruce went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored in a win over the Pirates on Friday.
ImpactBruce entered the night 2-for-32 with 16 strikeouts lifetime against Rodriguez, but he connected for his eighth home run of the season in the fourth inning. After having a slow April, Bruce batted .290 with seven home runs and 24 RBI in 26 games in May.
Jay Bruce knocks in three in Reds' win | 05/16/2013 10:50 PM
NewsJay Bruce had an RBI single in the fourth and a two-run double in the 10th to lead the Reds to a 5-3 win over the Marlins on Thursday.
ImpactAll of those angry tweets obviously got Bruce going. He is hitting .308 with two homers and 13 RBI in 12 games this month after coming in at .252 with one homer and 11 RBI during a rough month of April.
Jay Bryce not in Tuesday's lineup | 05/14/2013 2:05 PM
NewsJay Bruce is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Marlins.
MLB Lineups on Twitter
ImpactNo word on the reason for his absence. Donald Lutz will start in right field Tuesday while Xavier Paul will play left.
Bruce homers and doubles twice in Reds' win | 05/11/2013 7:45 PM
NewsJay Bruce went 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI Saturday as the Reds beat the Brewers by a score of 13-7.
ImpactCould the 26-year-old outfielder finally be emerging from his prolonged early-season slump? He hit a solo shot to right-center in the bottom of the second inning and had two doubles in the third. He entered the game with a .247/.298/.367 batting line and came out of it hitting .258/.307/.406. Look for more of the same going forward.
Jay Bruce goes 0-for-4, fans three times | 04/29/2013 11:38 PM
NewsAfter being dropped to sixth Sunday, Jay Bruce was back in the fifth spot in the order Monday, but he went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts against the Cardinals.
ImpactIt looked like Bruce was pointed in the right direction a week ago, but he's fallen back into another slump, having gone seven straight games without an RBI. We doubt it will last, so he looks like a nice buy-low candidate at the moment.
Jay Bruce moved down to sixth in order | 04/28/2013 11:26 AM
NewsJay Bruce is batting sixth for the Reds on Sunday.
C. Trent Rosecrans on Twitter
ImpactHe's been flip-flopped with Todd Frazier, who sports an .845 OPS as compared to Bruce's .674 mark. "I don't know how long this is for," manager Dusty Baker said of the change. Bruce has just two hits over the previous five games since launching his first homer last Monday.
Jay Bruce helps win 13-inning game for Reds | 04/23/2013 12:14 AM
NewsJay Bruce knocked in the tying runs and scored the winning run as the Reds edged the Cubs 5-4 in 13 innings Monday.
ImpactAfter the Cubs scored twice in the top of the 13th, Bruce tied it with a two-run double and scored on Cesar Izturis' single to end it. That came six innings after Bruce finally hit his first homer of the season off Travis Wood. That came in his 83rd at-bat. Last year, he hit 34 homers in 560 at-bats, an average of one every 16.5 at-bats.
Jay Bruce wins rain-suspended game for Reds | 04/17/2013 5:46 PM
NewsJay Bruce hit a walkoff RBI single in the Reds' 1-0 defeat of the Phillies on Wednesday in Cincinnati.
ImpactThe game was suspended at 0-0 in the bottom of the ninth inning late Tuesday night due to rainy conditions at Great American Ball Park. The Reds got going right away when play resumed on Wednesday evening, with Zack Cozart singling, Joey Votto drawing a walk and Brandon Phillips reaching on a dropped fly ball by Phillies center fielder Ben Revere. Bruce then won it with a bases-loaded single to right field.
Jay Bruce drives in three | 04/07/2013 4:45 PM
NewsJay Bruce went 2-for-5 with three RBI in Sunday's win over the Nationals.
ImpactHis two-RBI double off of Stephen Strasburg in the first inning got the scoring going, and he added a single later. Bruce entered the day with just five hits in his first 24 at-bats, so the nice showing against one of the best pitchers in the game was good to see.
Jay Bruce belts two Cactus homers Tuesday | 03/05/2013 7:03 PM
NewsJay Bruce smacked a pair of solo homers in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.
ImpactHe took Tommy Hanson deep in the second inning and then took southpaw Scott Downs over the boards in the fourth. Bruce missed a few days of action last week with a heel issue, but it's obviously no longer a problem.
Jay Bruce returns to lineup | 03/01/2013 10:13 AM
NewsJay Bruce (heel) returned to the Reds' lineup Thursday.
ImpactBruce missed a few days with a sore right heel, but he's feeling much better now. He was 0-for-2 with a run scored in his return to action.
Reds confident that Bruce (heel) will be fine | 02/25/2013 7:59 PM
NewsThe Reds are confident that Jay Bruce (heel) will be fully recovered after a few days of rest.
ImpactBruce was scratched from a Cactus League game Monday because of mild soreness in his right heel. "He'll be all right in a couple of days," manager Dusty Baker told reporters Monday night. "It was more precautionary than anything. You don't want it to linger. This time in spring, if they feel anything, we take them out."
Jay Bruce has sore heel | 02/25/2013 2:50 PM
NewsJay Bruce was scratched from Monday's Cactus League game against the Reds due to a sore right heel.
ImpactIt doesn't sound like more than a day-to-day injury. Denis Phipps took his place in right field.
Jay Bruce offers to play center field | 01/13/2013 9:36 AM
NewsThough the Reds plan to play Shin-Soo Choo in center field, manager Dusty Baker said Jay Bruce has called him and offered to play the position.
Impact"Jay asked if I wanted him to come in lighter in case Choo is better a right fielder than center fielder," Baker said. While Baker appreciated the gesture from Bruce, who has played 35 games in center during his career (compared to Choo's 10 games), the Reds believe Choo will be good enough at the position to stay there.
|Date||Team||Opp||POS||AB||R||H||2B||3B||HR||RBI||BB||K||SB||CS||YTD OBP||YTD SLG||YTD AVG||Status|
Career Regular Season Statistics
|WeSTBrook (Beaumont, Tex.)||HS||-||86||46||43||7||4||8||28||-||-||18||-||-||.953||.500|
2014 Game Highs
|At Bats||5||8 times-last: vs. Pit||last: Jul 12||7|
|Runs||4||vs. TB||Apr 13||4|
|Hits||3||2 times-last: at SF||last: Jun 26||4|
|Doubles||2||2 times-last: at SF||last: Jun 26||3|
|Triples||1||at StL||Apr 8||1|
|Home Runs||1||10 times-last: vs. ChN||last: Jul 8||2|
|Total Bases||6||at ChN||Apr 20||8|
|Extra-Base Hits||2||3 times-last: at SF||last: Jun 26||3|
|Runs Batted In||3||3 times-last: vs. Mil||last: Jul 6||5|
|Base on Balls||4||vs. TB||Apr 13||2|
|Times on Base||5||vs. TB||Apr 13||5|
|Stolen Bases||2||at Pit||Apr 23||2|
|Caught Stealing||1||2 times-last: at NYA||last: Jul 18||1|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|At Bats||626||2013 (Cin)|
|Runs||89||2 times-last: 2013 (Cin)|
|Triples||5||2 times-last: 2012 (Cin)|
|Home Runs||34||2012 (Cin)|
|Total Bases||299||2013 (Cin)|
|Extra-Base Hits||74||2 times-last: 2013 (Cin)|
|Runs Batted In||109||2013 (Cin)|
|Base on Balls||71||2011 (Cin)|
|Times on Base||229||2013 (Cin)|
|Stolen Bases||9||2012 (Cin)|
|Caught Stealing||7||2011 (Cin)|
|Batting Average||.281||2010 (Cin)|
|On Base Percentage||.353||2010 (Cin)|
|Slugging Percentage||.514||2012 (Cin)|