Jay Bruce RF CIN 1 day ago

Bruce was activated off the paternity list Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bruce's leave put right-hander Layne Somsen on the 25-man roster for a few days, but now that Bruce is back, Somsen will be sent back to Triple-A Louisville.

Jay Bruce RF CIN 4 days ago

Bruce was placed on the paternity list Monday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bruce will be away from the team while attending to the birth of his child and should only be away from the team for a few days. Right-hander Layne Somsen will take his place on the 25-man roster for the time being.

Jay Bruce RF CIN 1 week ago

Bruce was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's victory against the Rockies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Although he picked up two steals and an RBI, Bruce was 0-for-4 in the first game of the series Tuesday, so it was good to see him bounce back. Bruce appears to be fully recovered from his knee ailments that hindered his performance the last couple years. He has hit safely in 10 of 15 games and owns a .293/.311/.569 slash line this season. He also leads the Reds with 15 RBI.

Jay Bruce RF CIN 2 weeks ago

Bruce was 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two RBI in Saturday's 9-8 victory over the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The eight-year veteran's ninth-inning blast turned out to be pivotal, as the Cardinals rallied for two runs in the bottom of the frame that still left them one short of a tie thanks to Bruce's homer. The 29-year-old has shown a quick bat so far this season, hitting safely in seven of 11 games and posting a .310/.333/.595 line. He now leads the team with 12 RBI on the season as well.

Jay Bruce RF CIN 3 weeks ago

Bruce went 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI in Thursday's win over the Phillies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bruce will be sad to see the Phillies leave town after destroying their pitchers in the opening series of 2016. The 29-year-old went 6-for-12 with two home runs and seven RBI. After a down season in 2014, the outfielder bounced back to post respectable numbers last year. Although the roster has been thinned out for 2016, Bruce should still see plenty of opportunities to put up quality numbers.

Jay Bruce RF CIN 1 month ago

Bruce is hitting .310 (9-for-29) with a home run in 11 games this spring.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bruce was reported to be in trade talks in February that would send him to Toronto, but there's been no talk of moving him this spring. He looks in midseason form and will return as the starting right fielder. However, he'll be a candidate to be traded at any point this summer on the rebuilding Reds.

Jay Bruce RF CIN 2 months ago

The Reds are rumored to be discussing Bruce with the Blue Jays, a team that is not on his eight-team no-trade list, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. The rumored deal was first reported by MLB.com's Jon Heyman.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The potential deal is part of a three-way deal with the Angels, but Bruce would go to Toronto if it happened. The ballpark change wouldn't hurt him, nor would joining the Jays' potent lineup, if the deal happens.

Jay Bruce RF CIN 5 months ago

The Reds have made it clear that nearly everyone on the team is available in trade talks, including Bruce.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bruce has a limited no-trade clause, including a number of big-market teams. Potential acquiring teams will need to address whether his low batting averages the last two seasons are part of the new norm in today's game and whether they're ok with that if that's the case.

Jay Bruce RF CIN 7 months ago

Bruce went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and two walks in Friday's win over the Brewers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hits have come few and far between lately for Bruce. However, despite hitting just .188 over the past month, he's managed to drive in 16 RBI and score 19 runs. He ranks fifth among outfielders with 38 RBI since the All-Star break. Whether or not he deserves starts in the fantasy playoffs depends on whether owners are willing to look past a poor average and on-base percentage in exchange for run production.

Jay Bruce RF CIN 8 months ago

Bruce is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Reds manager Bryan Price is likely just resting the veteran outfielder for Sunday's matinee. With Bruce taking a seat, Jason Bourgeois will pick up a start in right field and serve as the Reds' leadoff hitter.