Jay Bruce
1B/RF SEA
2 weeks ago

Bruce will head from the Mets to the Mariners along with Anthony Swarzak, Jarred Kelenic, Justin Dunn and Gerson Bautista in exchange for Edwin Diaz, Robinson Cano and cash considerations once all physicals have been completed Monday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

A three-time All-Star, Bruce has fallen off recently to the point that he's primarily salary filler in this trade, as he hit just .223/.310/.370 last season while battling back and hip injuries. There's a chance that a return to health could see him get back to the decent form he showed in 2016 and 2017, when he hit at least .250 with at least 33 homers in each season, but he'll be 32 years old in early April, so a continued decline wouldn't be unexpected. Unless he bounces back, it's likely that the Mariners will prefer to give plate appearances to younger players.

Jay Bruce
1B/RF SEA
3 months ago

Bruce is out of the lineup against the Braves on Wednesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bruce will take a seat following seven straight starts, during which he's gone 7-for-26 (.269 average) with one home run and six RBI. In his absence, Austin Jackson will draw a start in the outfield.

Jay Bruce
1B/RF SEA
3 months ago

Bruce is not in the lineup Monday against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Bruce is hitting a solid .270 with a 1.021 OPS and four homers in his last 11 games. He'll get a rest Monday, with Dominic Smith starting at first base.

Jay Bruce
1B/RF SEA
3 months ago

Bruce is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Marlins, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bruce will give way to Dominic Smith at first base for the second half of Thursday's doubleheader after going hitless in four at-bats during Game 1.

Jay Bruce
1B/RF SEA
3 months ago

Bruce is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Bruce has started seven of eight games to start the month, slashing a serviceable .280/.400/.560 with two homers and a 5:5 K:BB over those appearances. He'll give way to Dominic Smith at first base in this one.

Jay Bruce
1B/RF SEA
3 months ago

Bruce is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Bruce will retreat to the bench for Wednesday's series finale after going 3-for-7 with a homer and two RBI during the first two games. Wilmer Flores will man first base and hit third in place of Bruce.

Jay Bruce
1B/RF SEA
3 months ago

Bruce went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Bruce got the scoring started in the second inning, mashing just his fifth home run of the season. It's been a trying year for the 31-year-old, but he's now slashing .270/.325/.514 over 37 at-bats since returning from a long stint on the disabled list, and figures to keep seeing at-bats at both first base and outfield down the stretch.

Jay Bruce
1B/RF SEA
4 months ago

Bruce will start at first base and bat fifth Sunday against the Nationals, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Playing time looked to be a concern for Bruce when he returned from the 10-day disabled list Friday, but he'll draw his third straight start to close out the series. After making the first two of his starts at his familiar right-field spot, Bruce will step in at first base for a resting Wilmer Flores in the matinee. The Mets' outfield will become more crowded once Brandon Nimmo (finger) is reinstated from the DL on Monday, so it remains difficult to envision Bruce hanging onto a full-time role throughout September.

Jay Bruce
1B/RF SEA
4 months ago

Bruce went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's 3-0 win over the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger made an immediate splash in his first action since June 17, showing no signs of the hip injury that sidelined him. Bruce has had a poor season even when healthy, posting a .213/.292/.333 slash line with only four homers through 63 games, but the 31-year-old is still capable of a hot streak to close out the campaign if he's now 100 percent.

Jay Bruce
1B/RF SEA
4 months ago

Bruce (hip) was activated from the 10-day DL prior to Friday's game against Washington.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Bruce will rejoin the active roster ahead of this weekend's three-game set versus the Nationals. He will likely receive some time at first base and right field for the remainder of the 2018 campaign. Across 62 games with the Mets this year, he's slashed .212/.292/.321 with three home runs and 17 RBI.