Jay Bruce
RF NYM
16 hours ago

Bruce (calf) is back in the lineup Friday against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

A calf cramp forced Bruce from Wednesday's game and kept him on the bench for the finale against St. Louis, but he will slot back in Friday against lefty Adam Morgan. Bruce is batting .231/.278/.455 on the year against left-handed pitching and .169/.256/.286 overall since joining the Mets.

Jay Bruce
RF NYM
2 days ago

Bruce (calf) is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cardinals, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN.com.

EDGE Analysis

Bruce hoped to play Thursday despite his early exit from Wednesday's contest due to camping in his calf, but he will get at least one day to rest and recover. With Bruce on the bench, Curtis Granderson will get the start in right field, and Alejandro De Aza will get the nod in center.

Jay Bruce
RF NYM
2 days ago

Bruce (calf) hopes to rejoin the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cardinals, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bruce exited Wednesday's contest with some cramping in his calf, but it's not expected to cost him too much time. Those interested should check back to ensure he's in the lineup Thursday, but early indications are positive. If the veteran outfielder can't go, Alejandro De Aza and Kelly Johnson would be the likely candidates to replace him in the lineup.

Jay Bruce
RF NYM
3 days ago

Bruce left Wednesday's game against the Cardinals due to cramps in his right calf, Adam Rubin of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bruce appeared to have suffered the calf cramps as he legged out a double in the second inning. The team has stated he was lifted from the game for precautionary reasons. He should be considered day-to-day going forward.

Jay Bruce
RF NYM
3 days ago

Bruce was forced out of Wednesday's matchup with the Cardinals early for an undisclosed reason, Adam Rubin of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bruce legged out a double, and subsequently left the game with trainers in the second inning. The team has yet to disclose the nature of the injury. He was replaced in right field by Alejandro De Aza. Expect and update on Bruce's status when more information is made available.

Jay Bruce
RF NYM
7 days ago

Bruce is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Giants, Maria Guardado of the Star-Ledger reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bruce has been starting regularly against lefties since his arrival from Cincinnati but will ride the pine Saturday against Matt Moore, as Alejandro De Aza takes over in right field. Manager Terry Collins had suggested he would give Bruce a mental day after Friday's 0-for-4 showing, telling the Star-Ledger, "He's really pressing and trying to do some things, which comes with the territory when you're a star and you come to a new team."

Jay Bruce
RF NYM
3 weeks ago

Bruce hit a three-run homer Thursday against the Yankees for his first hit since joining the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

The Mets picked Bruce up because they badly needed someone to drive in runs, and that's exactly what he did when he came up with two on and two out in the fifth inning. He's the National League leader in RBI (83) for a reason, and the Mets will need him to keep piling 'em up down the stretch as they try to secure a place in the playoffs, particularly with fellow slugger Yoenis Cespedes on the DL.

Jay Bruce
RF NYM
3 weeks ago

Bruce went 0-for-4 in his New York debut, striking out twice while the rest of the Mets lineup punished the Yankees in a 7-1 win.

EDGE Analysis

Bruce is supposed to be the key piece the Mets need for a playoff run, coming to New York with an impressive 25 home runs and 80 RBI while playing for a last place Reds team. Mets fans will have to wait at least a few more days to cheer Bruce's first hit as a Met, as the club heads to the Bronx on Wednesday, not to return home until next Tuesday when they host Arizona.

Jay Bruce
RF NYM
4 weeks ago

Bruce will make his Mets debut Tuesday, batting third and starting in right field against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

The former Cincinnati slugger will be making his first appearance in a Mets uniform against Masahiro Tanaka. Bruce didn't have much success at Citi Field as a Red, slashing .186/.275/.443 in 70 at-bats, but those numbers will come up as he gains a greater familiarity with the park's dimensions.

Jay Bruce
RF NYM
4 weeks ago

Bruce has been acquired by the Mets prior to Monday's non-waiver trade deadline after medicals held up a trade earlier in the day, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The deal will now send Dilson Herrera to Cincinnati, after it was previously reported that Brandon Nimmo was going to the Reds. Bruce is a proven power hitter, and he is having one of his best seasons with the bat, posting an .875 OPS - which would be the best mark of his career if the season ended Monday - through 97 games. He figures to assume the everyday right field duties for his new squad and immediately occupy a spot in the middle of the Mets' batting order.