Jay Bruce reportedly gets 3-year, $39 million deal from Mets

Jay Bruce reportedly gets 3-year, $39 million deal from Mets

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Mets will backload the deal and will only have to pay him $10 million this year with increases coming his last two seasons in NY.

With slugger Yoenis Cespedes coming off a hamstring injury in left, the Mets plan to have their top three outfielders from previous year back intact. Since the beginning of 2017, however, Bruce had been the steady engine in the Mets lineup and it's only consistency with Cespedes missing half a season with hamstring injuries. Bruce also offers a possible option at first base if touted prospect Dominic Smith struggles again. The team finally made their free agent splash by bringing in a proven and familiar slugger.

In a slow off-season for free agents, the Mets were always interested in re-signing Bruce, and they moved aggressively on Wednesday to complete the deal. Santana's three-year, $60 million deal with the Phillies is the largest.

Mets fans can breathe a sign of relief. He had received interest from the San Francisco Giants on the free-agent market before electing to return to NY. Bruce previously played with the Cincinnati Reds from 2008-2016, the Mets from 2016-2017, and the Indians to close out the 2017 season.

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The following offseason, many questioned whether the Texas native who had previously spent his entire professional career with the Reds could handle the NY spotlight. "He was having a great year and he is, I feel, the next guy over there". Bruce's deal also includes a partial no-trade clause.

Bruce has played with just three teams during his 10-year career. Team officials have spoken in recent days to Jay Bruce's agent, and a reunion with the veteran outfielder remains a possibility. He said his familiarity with the Mets and the city could make a difference in his decision. For the entire season, he batted.254 with 36 home runs.

Terms of the agreement were first reported by ESPN.

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