Jay Bruce Gets Six-Year Deal from Reds
The Reds have agreed to a $51 million deal with Jay Bruce to keep the outfielder in Cincinnati for the next six years, including a club option for 2017 with an eight-team no trade clause.
The 23-year-old slugger established himself as one of the National League's top right fielders while aiding in the Reds capture of the NL Central title. Last season, he hit .281 with 25 home runs and 70 RBI over 148 games.
Bruce already has some pretty impressive numbers at such a young age: 68 career bombs and 180 RBI over just three seasons. In fact, he ranks first in homers and second in RBI behind Arizona Diamondbacks youngster Justin Upton among active players under the age of 24.
It's just too bad for the kid that Cliff Lee has stolen his thunder.