Jay Bruce RF CIN 1 Month

Jay Bruce went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers.

Bruce's sixth-inning solo shot off of Hyun-Jin Ryu padded the Reds' lead to 3-0, but it was more than enough support for starter Johnny Cueto. The slugger has scuffled since coming off of the disabled list on May 23, entering Wednesday's contest with a .590 OPS in 16 games since. Bruce has a meager .217/.326/.373 with five home runs and 21 RBI on the season.

Jay Bruce RF CIN 2 Months

Jay Bruce had a two-run homer, a sac fly and a stolen base Saturday against the Phillies.

That's better. It's his first homer in 12 games since he came off the DL and first in 26 games overall. He actually has more steals (seven) than homers (four) this year, which is quite an odd sight from a guy who entered the year with 164 career homers and 36 stolen bases.

Jay Bruce RF CIN 2 Months

Jay Bruce went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts Friday's loss to the Phillies.

Bruce made a rapid return from knee surgery, but he's hitting just .178 with zero homers and 20 strikeouts in 45 at-bats since returning to action. It's ugly right now, but fantasy owners have no choice but to remain patient.

Jay Bruce RF CIN 2 Months

Reds activated OF Jay Bruce from the 15-day disabled list.

Bruce wound up missing just the minimum 15 days following surgery to repair a partially-torn meniscus in his left knee, which is a pretty remarkable recovery. He's not in the lineup Wednesday but is presumably available off the bench. The outfielder will be back in right field this weekend against the Cardinals.

Jay Bruce RF CIN 2 Months

Reds manager Bryan Price said Wednesday that Jay Bruce (knee) will be activated from the disabled list "very, very soon."

Price added that the outfielder will not need to go out on a rehab assignment. Bruce is just two weeks removed from surgery to repair a partially-torn meniscus in his left knee, but he's obviously made rapid progress. While Price didn't list a likely return date for Bruce, it wouldn't be a surprise if they try to push him to be ready for this weekend's series versus the Cardinals.

Jay Bruce RF CIN 2 Months

Reds manager Bryan Price said Tuesday that it was undecided whether Jay Bruce (knee) would need a rehab assignment.

Bruce had an extensive workout Tuesday, which included hitting off of Mat Latos (elbow) during his simulated game. While it seems unlikely that the outfielder will return when first eligible on Wednesday, it's looking like he'll beat his early June timetable. "I don't want to put dates on it," he said. "Getting close, really close. We'll see [how I] bounce back from this. Today was the most involved day that I've had so far. I ran the bases full speed, hit off Mat Latos, and if I bounce back from this, we're heading in the right direction pretty fast."

Jay Bruce RF CIN 2 Months

Jay Bruce (knee) took another round of batting practice Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia.

"Hitting felt the most normal it has in a long time," Bruce told reporters after the workout. He was also able to shag fly balls in the outfield and remains on track to return from his partially-torn meniscus in early June.

Jay Bruce RF CIN 2 Months

Jay Bruce (knee) took batting practice and did some jogging Tuesday.

Bruce is just eight days removed from surgery to repair a partially-torn meniscus in his left knee, but he's making rapid progress. "I'm feeling good, feeling great, completely pain-free," he said Tuesday. "There is still some general swelling from the surgery. I hit off the tee and threw Sunday, then jogged and took BP today." Bruce is expected back around the beginning of next month.

Jay Bruce RF CIN 3 Months

Reds placed OF Jay Bruce on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 5, with a left knee injury.

Bruce underwent surgery Monday to repair a partially-torn meniscus in his left knee and will be sidelined for about four weeks. The Reds have called up Roger Bernadina to take his place on the active roster.

Jay Bruce RF CIN 3 Months

Jay Bruce underwent successful surgery Monday for a partially-torn meniscus in his left knee.

The surgery was performed by Reds medical director Dr. Tim Kremchek. "He said everything went well," Reds general manager Walt Jocketty told MLB.com. "It went as expected and the surgery was routine." Bruce is expected to need four weeks of recovery time and will be placed on the disabled list at some point Tuesday.