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Indians Acquire Jay Bruce from the Mets

August 9, 2017 |

After what was a notably quiet non-waivers trade deadline period for the club, the Cleveland Indians added some pop to the lineup late Wednesday night, acquiring left-handed hitting slugger Jay Bruce from the New York Mets.

Bruce was on the market throughout the month of July for the disappointing Mets, but the team did not find any takers for the 30-year-old right fielder at the time. He passed unclaimed through revocable waivers at the end of last week, opening the door for New York to continue to negotiate with all teams for his services. His value increased for the Indians when the team lost left fielder Michael Brantley with a right ankle sprain that will keep him sidelined for an undetermined time frame. Read More