Jay Bruce RUMORS & NEWS

  • 23d
    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

  • 142d
    John Fay @johnfayman

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

  • 211d
    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

  • 228d
    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

  • Reds riding another Jay Bruce hot streak

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Jay Bruce is in one of those rare-air moments of his, when every waist-high fastball finds the fat of his bat. When Bruce is this way, he is a trot waiting to happen. The good thing about it is, he can get hot enough to carry the Reds. The bad thing is, he has no idea what he's doing. At least..." April 30

  • Jay Bruce's home run lifts Reds past Astros, 6-5

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Jay Bruce and Joey Votto make megabucks mainly because they can slug the baseball, and the Reds' multi-millionaire bashers earned their coin Sunday. Bruce hit a tie-breaking homer in the eighth inning, and Votto homered and had four RBI as the Reds rallied to beat Houston 6-5 before 31,086 fans..." April 30

  • Trimmer Jay Bruce arrives at camp

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Jay Bruce arrived in camp Monday – 15 pounds lighter than he finished the season. "I just changed my diet," he said. "It's not a big deal. I feel a little better. I'm as strong as always. But 10, 15 pounds off your joints over the course of the season helps you stay healthy. That's my..." February 21

  • Bruce reflects: Consistent play top priority

    Cincinnati Enquirer "One year ago, when Jay Bruce launched that home run toward center field, it was easy to imagine that the page had turned on Reds baseball, that a new era of success had been launched, that postseason baseball would be back on an annual basis. It hasn't turned out that way. This season has been..." September 28

  • Bruce's walk-off homer gives Reds third consecutive win

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Jay Bruce, a late-inning defensive replacement, hit a two-run walk-off home run to lift the Reds over the Chicago Cubs 8-6 in 11 innings Thursday night. Joey Votto doubled to lead off the inning. Bruce hit the next pitch way out to right for his 31st of the year. It was Bruce's first walk-off..." September 16

  • Jay Bruce hot or cold, never lukewarm

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds right fielder Jay Bruce entered Sunday on one of his patented Jay Bruce hot streaks. The streak sort of continued, as the game featured both Bruce extremes. Bruce hit a three-run homer for the Reds' only runs in a 7-3 loss to San Diego, but he also struck out three times. "It's one of..." August 15

  • First-timer Jay Bruce fits the part of an All-Star

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Hunter Pence was trying to draw attention to Jay Bruce's new digs. "Check those out," the Houston Astros outfielder said, holding up Bruce's neon pink and blue Nike batting gloves for a camera shot. "They're the same batting gloves, just with a different print on them," Bruce said. "They..." July 12

  • Star trio would consider Home Run Derby

    Cincinnati Enquirer "If asked, Jay Bruce and Brandon Phillips will swing away. Joey Votto will strongly consider it. None of the Reds' three All-Stars has heard anything about participating in the Home Run Derby. "I'd do it," Phillips said. "It's something to do. But why are they going to ask me? I've only..." July 05

  • Three Reds named to All-Star team

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Jay Bruce joined Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips as reserves on the National League squad for the All-Star Game on July 12 in Phoenix. All three were voted in by the players. It is Bruce's first All-Star Game. Votto and Phillips are going back for the second straight year. Votto was thrilled..." July 04

  • Bruce pleased, not satisfied

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Jay Bruce became the first Reds player to win the National League Player of the Month award since Adam Dunn in July 2005. "To play well through a whole month, to garner an honor like this when you're competing against the whole big leagues, is definitely something cool," Bruce said Thursday. "I..." June 03

  • Secret of Jay Bruce's success? 'Swinging at the right pitches'

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Jay Bruce says they have a phrase in Beaumont, Texas, where he's from, a piece of advice so profound and bedrock-obvious, it could have come from deep inside an oil well: "Keep your mind where you're a— is at." Not being from Texas, I had to ask Bruce for a translation. He said it means to..." June 03

  • Homers by Bruce, Votto lift Reds past Brewers, 4-3

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Best win of the year? "Best win in a long time, long time," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. The Reds' 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday night before a crowd of 22,213 at Great American Ball Park had it all: • Drama: Go-ahead runs scored on Joey Votto's laser shot of a..." June 02

  • Jay Bruce named player of week

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Jay Bruce's reward for being named the National League player of the week? A move up to the fourth spot in the lineup. It was the first time Bruce has hit cleanup this season. Bruce hit .354 with four home runs and 13 RBI to win the weekly honor. "It was something I've been thinking about,"..." June 01

  • Jay Bruce powers Reds rebound

    Cincinnati Enquirer "You can call Jay Bruce "Mr. May," and in this case it is complimentary. Bruce continued his spectacular month by going 3-for-4 with a triple, home run and three RBI Monday night, as the Reds beat Milwaukee 7-3 at Great American Ball Park. The term "Mr. May" once was used as a slight by..." May 31

  • Bruce HR leader, but not HR hitter

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds right fielder Jay Bruce leads the National League in home runs this season with 13. Bruce says don't let that fool you. "I'm not a home run hitter," Bruce said. But Bruce has what scouts call an electric bat – his bat speed is such that if he gets a hold of a pitch, it generally goes..." May 26

  • Reds snap 6-game skid

    Cincinnati Enquirer "A team shouldn't make too much of a win in May. But the Reds needed Tuesday night's 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park about as badly as a club can need a win. Let us count the reasons: 1. It snapped a six-game losing streak. 2. It was the Reds' first win in..." May 25

Reds Forum Top 5

  1. 2014/15 Offseason
    Last post: CodeRed