Jay Bruce RF CIN Aug 26 '78

Reds general manager Walt Jocketty downplayed talks of signing Jay Bruce to a contract extension.

Bruce's agent, Matt Sosnick, has approached the Reds about a contract extension, but Jocketty isn't ready to talk. "We control him for five more years," Jocketty said. "It's so far off. It's something we haven't talked about." There's no rush to sign him, as Bruce is signed through 2016 while his contract includes a club option for 2017.

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