Jay Bruce RUMORS & NEWS

  • Terry Collins found a new rock bottom for Jay Bruce

    New York Post "Jay Bruce’s name reappeared in the lineup Tuesday, his latest mental break finished with hope renewed in his corner of the Mets clubhouse that he could finally help the cause. Another rough night for the veteran slugger followed: An 0-for-3 performance at the plate and miscommunication with..." September 21

  • Mets hint Jay Bruce is almost out of time to breakout

    New York Post "In a tight National League wild-card picture, this qualifies as breathing room. The Mets, who for the last week had been clinging to a half-game lead in the race for the second wild card, jumped a full game ahead of St. Louis on Thursday night, when the Giants beat the Cardinals 6-2 in San..." September 16

  • Bruce: Tebow's just another number in the minors

    ESPN "New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson came out swinging Friday at critics of the signing of Tim Tebow, wanting to know what the harm is. "When I was in San Diego, we signed a Marine who had been a pitcher in high school, who lost part of his hand," Alderson said at Turner Field before..." September 10

  • Jay Bruce trade complicates Mets’ muddled outfield

    Newsday "Jay Bruce likely will be slotted in rightfield upon his arrival from the Reds, according to sources, but he also might be approached about his willingness to play centerfield. Whatever the Mets decide with the new bat in the middle of their lineup, they must figure out how to arrange their..." August 02

  • Mets 'on the verge' of acquiring Jay Bruce from Reds

    Newark Star-Ledger "Last year, the Mets came close to striking a deal with the Reds at the trade deadline that would have sent outfielder Jay Bruce to New York and right-hander Zack Wheeler to Cincinnati. That move never came to fruition, as talks lost steam and the Mets eventually went out and acquired Yoenis..." August 01

  • Mets, Reds trying to rework Bruce deal

    The Score "Jay Bruce's path out of the Queen City could be blocked by another health issue with a minor-league player. The New York Mets are reportedly trying to rework a deal with the Cincinnati Reds for the outfielder due to a medical issue with one of the minor-league players involved, sources told Ken..." August 01

  • Mets to acquire Jay Bruce from Reds

    Today's Knuckleball "The New York Mets have acquired outfielder Jay Bruce from the Cincinnati Reds, sources tell Today’s Knuckleball. The New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers were also reportedly interested in acquiring the left-handed slugger. Bruce has spent his entire..." August 01

  • Reds find match for Bruce, trade imminent

    The Score "All-Star Jay Bruce appears to be on the move, finally, as the Cincinnati Reds have reportedly found a match for their power-hitting outfielder and will trade him to a National League team Monday morning, according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports. The report notes the Reds' trade partner..." August 01

  • Dodgers' 3-way deal nixed, still chasing big bat

    The Score "A three-team blockbuster trade involving the Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, and a mystery team that had Jay Bruce heading to L.A. isn't happening, a source told ESPN's Jayson Stark. The Dodgers are still talking to the Reds, however, about the highly coveted Bruce, according to Stark,..." July 30

  • Dodgers Among Teams In Talks On Jay Bruce; Yasiel Puig May Be Involved

    MLB Trade Rumors "7:36pm: The Rays appear to be the potential third team, per a Morosi tweet. Tampa Bay has been chatting with Los Angeles about scenarios that “could link up” with the talks between the Reds and Dodgers. 7:23pm: Talks between the Reds and Dodgers involving Bruce and Puig “didn’t materialize,”..." July 29

  • Mets interested in trading for Reds outfielder Jay Bruce

    New York Daily News "The Mets have reached out to the Reds about outfielder Jay Bruce as they look to add offense and insurance in case of a prolonged absence by Yoenis Cespedes. Bruce, was linked to the Mets last year at the deadline as well, and ESPN reported a renewed interest in the outfielder in 2016. Two..." July 29

  • Reds waiting for teams to get serious about Jay Bruce

    Cincinnati Enquirer "It was six days until the Aug. 1 trade deadline when Walt Jocketty sat down with a pair of reporters before Wednesday’s win over the San Francisco Giants. The the Cincinnati Reds president of baseball operations didn’t have much new to report. The interest in right fielder Jay Bruce remained..." July 28

  • Mariners have interest in Reds’ Jay Bruce

    Hardball Talk "ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that the Mariners are among the teams that have contacted the Reds about outfielder Jay Bruce. The Mariners enter play Wednesday 51-48, six games out of first place in the AL West and 4.5 games out of the second AL Wild Card slot. Adding an impact bat like Bruce could..." July 28

  • Reds “Picking Up The Pace” On Jay Bruce Trade Talks

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds have “picked up the pace” on trade talks surrounding slugging right fielder Jay Bruce and are talking to “at least” four teams, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick (Twitter link). Cincinnati is seeking a top prospect in exchange for Bruce, who is in the midst of an outstanding rebound..." July 27

  • Jay Bruce continues to draw interest across MLB

    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

  • Dodgers looking for help, CarGo and Bruce will get looks

    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

  • Texas Rangers rumors: Jay Bruce and the Rangers outfield

    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

  • Jay Bruce wants to play for a winner

    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

  • Report: Jays still likely destination for Bruce

    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

  • Dodgers, Nats interested in Jay Bruce?

    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

  • Jay Bruce would ‘very likely’ waive no-trade clause for Indians

    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

  • Dodgers considering trade for Jay Bruce?

    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

  • The Giants have asked the Reds about trading for Jay Bruce

    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

  • The Indians have an obstacle to clear if they want Jay Bruce

    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

  • 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

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