New York Yankee, Jay Bruce, announced that he is retiring from baseball. Bruce won a spot as a non-roster invitee, but the 34-year-old struggled this year, with a .118 Batting Average and .466 OPS.
Bruce debuted in 2008, where the Outfielder had 21 Home Runs as a rookie, beginning a six-year streak where he blasted at least 20. An All-Star in 2011 and 2012, Bruce was also a two-time Silver Slugger (2012 & 2013), and was tenth in MVP voting in both of those years. Bruce was an All-Star again in 2016, the season he was traded to the New York Mets.
Following the 2016 season, Bruce’s skills declined and he bounced around with stays in Cleveland, Seattle and Philadelphia.
Bruce is unlikely to make the Baseball Hall of Fame, but he will be on the ballot in 2027. He leaves the game with 319 Home Runs, 951 RBIs with 1,455 Hits.
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