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The Yankees’ Jay Bruce will retire from Sunday’s match – CBS New York


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork / AP)Jay Bruce said he would retire after New York Yankees’ match against Tampa Bay on Sunday.

The Yankees manager, Aaron Boone, made the announcement ahead of the match.

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ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA: Jay Bruce # 30 of the New York Yankees reacts to an attack in the fifth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on April 10, 2021 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar / Getty Images)

“He actually came to me at the beginning of the series,” said Boone. “He told me his thoughts.”

Bruce is 34 years old, a midfielder won the All-Star three times. He went to spring training with the Yankees on a small league deal and was included in the major league roster as the first reserve player when Luke Voit suffered a knee injury.

Bruce is hitting .118 with a homer and three RBIs in 39 appearances on disk, and he’s still active for Sunday’s match.

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He has averaged .244 with 319 host players and 951 RBI over the 14 major league seasons with Cincinnati (2008-16), New York Mets (2016-18), Cleveland (2017), Seattle (2019), Philadelphia (2019-20) and the Yankees.

NEW YORK, NY: New York Mets Jay Bruce # 19 celebrates sixth inning in three home runs against Philadelphia Phillies against teammate Yoenis Cespedes # 52 at Citi Field on April 19, 2017 in the county’s Flushing neighborhood Queens of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac / Getty Images)

Mets acquired Bruce on trading term 2016. He hit a streak of 0.219 with eight host players in 169 club beats for the team that season and traded for Cleveland the following year.

After the 2017 season, Mets signed Bruce with a three-year contract, worth $ 39 million.

He was re-transaction by Mets in 2018 in a deal also sent top prospective Jarred Kelenic to Seattle to buy Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz.

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