Jay Bruce
1B/RF FA
2 months ago

Bruce went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Thursday's win over Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

The solo shot gives Bruce a career-high 35 homers for the campaign, as the slugger has built off of his rebound 2016 showing. His .254/.321/.506 slash line doesn't jump off the page, but it's serviceable alongside his home runs, 97 RBI and 81 runs. It won't be shocking if Bruce is ripe for profit in the middle rounds of drafts again next spring, either.

Jay Bruce
1B/RF FA
2 months ago

Bruce (calf) is in the lineup Sunday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Bruce will serve as Cleveland's designated hitter for Sunday's outing. He'll look to get back on track at the plate, as he's failed to pick up a hit in either of the Indians' last two games.

Jay Bruce
1B/RF FA
2 months ago

Bruce (heel) is hoping he can serve as designated hitter Sunday after being removed from Saturday's game, Zack Meisel of The Athletic Cleveland reports.

EDGE Analysis

The outfielder was reportedly removed for precautionary reasons, and the fact Bruce already is setting up to play a day later is encouraging. His owners should check his lineup status Sunday.

Jay Bruce
1B/RF FA
2 months ago

Bruce was removed from Saturday's game against the Indians with left heel discomfort, Zack Meisel of The Athletic Cleveland reports.

EDGE Analysis

The extent of Bruce's setback is not certain, but the report adds he was removed for "precautionary reasons," so it's likely the Indians were just playing it safe since all they really have left to play for at this point is home field advantage in the postseason. It remains to be seen if Bruce will miss any additional action.

Jay Bruce
1B/RF FA
2 months ago

Bruce went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, a run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

With the regular season drawing to a close and the playoffs approaching, Bruce seems to be finding his stroke again, slashing .308/.379/.615 over his last seven games. The 30-year-old may get some rest if Cleveland locks up home-field advantage early, but otherwise he should remain a fixture in right field and in the heart of a very potent lineup.

Jay Bruce
1B/RF FA
2 months ago

Bruce went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and one walk Thursday against Detroit in Cleveland's record-breaking 21st consecutive victory.

EDGE Analysis

The outfielder's first-inning homer matched Detroit's run total in the historic 5-3 win. Since coming over from the Mets on Aug. 9, Bruce is slashing .253/.343/.495 with five bombs and 18 RBI over 27 games. On the year, the veteran has 34 homers -- matching his career high set as a Red in 2012 -- and 93 RBI.

Jay Bruce
1B/RF FA
2 months ago

Bruce (neck) is back in the lineup for Friday's series opener against Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

Bruce rejoins the starting nine following a six-game absence while recovering from a neck injury. The 30-year-old is back at his typical spot in right field, and will bat fifth against Wade Miley and the Orioles. Although he appears ready to return to everyday action after extended time off, it wouldn't be surprising if manager Terry Francona gave him another day off this weekend, depending on how he responds to Friday's affair.

Jay Bruce
1B/RF FA
2 months ago

Bruce (neck) is not in the lineup against the White Sox on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Bruce will miss a fifth straight game while dealing with a stiff neck, and although he was originally slated to play during Wednesday's contest, the outfielder was eventually unable to take take the field. There hasn't been much word on his condition, and Bruce should be considered day-to-day heading into Friday's series opener against Baltimore. Brandon Guyer draws the start in his place for Thursday's affair.

Jay Bruce
1B/RF FA
2 months ago

Bruce was scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the White Sox with a stiff neck, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bruce missed the previous four games due to neck stiffness, and while he was originally listed in Wednesday's lineup, it appears the issue is still bothering him enough to keep him out for a fifth straight contest. Tyler Naquin subbed into the outfield for Bruce, who should be considered day-to-day.

Jay Bruce
1B/RF FA
2 months ago

Bruce (neck) is in the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bruce sat out four consecutive games, but is ready to return Wednesday. Bruce, who's hit .278/.354/.542 with four home runs over 21 games since being acquired by Cleveland, will start in right field and hit fifth.