In the latest MLB news, Jay Bruce announced that he will play his last game this Sunday as a Yankee. The 34-year-old veteran released the news this morning after a 14-year career. He will be heading into his last game with a .188 batting average, one home run, and a .231 OBP. This latest MLB news shocked the baseball world due to the timing of the announcement.
Jay Bruce was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 1st round of the 2005 MLB draft out of West Brook HS in Texas. The three-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger played for six teams, including the Reds, Mets, Phillies, Indians, Mariners, and Yankees. For Bruce’s career, he had a .244 batting average, .314 OBP, with 319 home runs.
Latest MLB News: Reason for Retirement
“The reason I ultimately chose to do this is that over 13 years of playing pretty much every single day, I set a standard of what I expected out of myself from a performance standpoint — or at least feeling like I’m able to perform at that level,” Bruce said. “I know there are ups and downs and ebbs and flows throughout a season and a career. But ultimately, I just felt like I couldn’t perform at the level that I expected out of myself. For me to do what I needed to do, it just wasn’t in the cards. It’s tough, but I feel at peace with it.”
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