Mets still looking to trade for an outfielder
By Danny Abriano
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Jul 26, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Cincinnati Reds right fielder Jay Bruce (32) hits a home run during the third inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Jay Bruce, OF, Cincinnati Reds:
Bruce is under control through 2016 and has a team option for 2017, meaning if the Mets acquired him, they would likely have to use Michael Cuddyer as a bench piece in 2016 — and that wouldn’t be a bad thing.
Just 28 years old, Bruce has rebounded this season after a brutal 2014, hitting .257/.342/.480 with 16 home runs.
Bruce’s home/road splits for his career are worrisome, but not to the point where the Mets or any other team should be scared off.