On Monday, Jay Bruce suffered another change in his career as he was traded to the Cleveland Indians. The New York Mets traded the outfielder and announced via social networks. The news were reported by Jeff Passan from Yahoo Sports. He explained the Indians took on all Bruce’s salary. In return for the 30-year-old player, the New York Mets got the pitcher Ryder Ryan. The news came after ESPN reported the Indians were working on a deal for the outfielder. The player spent nine years of his baseball career with the Cincinnati Red, and now he has been traded for the last two seasons. The athlete has been known to be a streaky hitter.
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Last year, he joined the Mets on a deadline hitting .219 with a .294 percentage and eight home runs in 50 games. He had a 0-for-3 with a strikeout in the Wild Card Game against the San Francisco Giants. However, while everyone was speculating about the deal in offseason, the team picked his $13 million for 2017, and paid him for the start of the year. This season all his stats when up, as he hit .258 in 102 games with 75 RBI and 29 home runs.
Was a tough decision, as the New York Mets are struggling with injuries and falling far out of contention. However, was a good idea to upgrade the squad and use it as an offensive upgrade. Bruce ranked last season as one of the best sluggers in baseball through his career. He hitted 233 home runs when he played with the Reds and at his best he is considered a game-changing player. He is an specialized player in the middle of the lineup, even though there is always a concerned about his streakiness. The Indians took the opportunity as a safe decision as they look the end of the 2017 season.