|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||600.00||33.00||.255||102.00||89.00||6.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Arizona||14||2||0|| .294|| .143|| .143|
|vs Cahill (Career)||3||1||0|| .667||.500||.333|
|vs RHP||232||52||4|| .316|| .353|| .224|
|Last 10 Games|
|Jay Bruce scheduled to return Friday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(12:16 am ET) Reds outfielder Jay Bruce is scheduled to return to the team Friday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Bruce was placed on the bereavement list Tuesday to attend to the death of his grandfather.
|Curtis Partch recalled as Jay Bruce goes on personal leave |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/29/14) The Reds announced Tuesday outfielder Jay Bruce was placed on the bereavement list. Reliever Curtis Partch was recalled from Triple-A Louisville to take his roster spot.
|Jay Bruce still struggling to find offense heading into break |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(7/15/14) Reds outfielder Jay Bruce has hit just .170/.204/.383 in 47 July at-bats heading into the break despite homering in three straight games earlier in the month.
Bruce is in the middle of the worst offensive campaign of his career, hitting just .229/.310/.409 with 10 home runs, 41 RBI and nine stolen bases in 279 at-bats. The outfielder has turned in three-straight 30-homer seasons but figures to fall well short of that number by the time the 2014 season comes to a close.
|Jay Bruce extends homer streak to three games |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/8/14) Reds outfielder Jay Bruce homered for the third straight game Tuesday, in a 4-2 win over the Cubs.
Bruce opened the game with a two-run shot in the first inning, his only hit of the game. He finished 1 for 4 with two RBI and two strikeouts in the win.
Bruce started off slow, but now has six home runs since the start of June. He is hitting .233/.314/.736 with 10 home runs and 38 RBI in 73 games.
|Jay Bruce replaces injured Joey Votto at first base |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(7/7/14) Reds first baseman Joey Votto is out of the Monday lineup against the Cubs. Jay Bruce has been moved to the spot.
Votto could be destined for the disabled list with a left quadriceps strain that has prevented him from playing the last two games. He has been struggling at the plate without a multi-game since June 21. He has just seven hits in his last 40 at-bats.
|Because Jay Bruce is just now turning 27, some Fantasy owners continue to hold out hope that he'll take another step forward and meet all the expectations heaped on him as the top prospect in baseball way back in 2008. But thanks to a poor second half in which he hit only .239, he actually went the other direction last year, striking out 185 times with his worst OPS in four years. Even if that's an indication his production has leveled off, he's not so bad the way he is, having hit 30-plus home runs in three straight seasons. It's just that his escalating strikeout rate, like so many young sluggers before him, limits his batting average to the .250-.260 range. Bruce's age gives him a slight boost among outfielders of similar productivity, such as Matt Holliday and Hunter Pence, but most likely, he's not a first-rounder waiting to happen.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/31/14||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Tom Koehler|
|8/1/14||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Jacob Turner|
|8/2/14||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Nathan Eovaldi|
|8/3/14||@ MIA||1:10 pm||Henderson Alvarez|
|8/4/14||@ CLE||7:05 pm||Corey Kluber|
|8/5/14||@ CLE||7:05 pm||Zach McAllister|
|8/6/14||CLE||7:10 pm||Danny Salazar|