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Jay Bruce to the Mets: 3 years, $39 million

The Mets and Jay Bruce have reportedly agreed to a 3 year, $39 million deal

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The New York Mets and free agent outfielder Jay Bruce have agreed to a 3 year, $39 million deal, per reports on the Twitter Dot Com. Bruce was acquired by the Mets from the Cincinnati Reds in August, 2016 in exchange for Dilson Herrera and Max Wotell, and then was traded by the Mets to the Cleveland Indians in August, 2017, for Ryder Ryan.

Bruce, who turns 31 in April, was the 12th overall pick in the 2005 draft by the Reds, and has spent pretty much his entire career as a right fielder. He’s not much of a defender out there, but he’s generally been able to put up an 800 OPS fairly regularly (other than from 2014-15 when he didn’t hit, for some reason), and is more or less an average starting right fielder at this point of his career.