Jay Bruce will be retiring after the New York Yankees’ game against Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone made the announcement before New York played the Rays.
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“He actually came to me at the start of the series,” Boone said. “He let me know his thinking.”
The 34-year-old Bruce is a three-time All-Star outfielder. He went to spring training with the Yankees on a minor league contract and made the major league roster as a first baseman when Luke Voit injured a knee.
Bruce is hitting .118 with one homer and three RBIs in 39 plate appearances, and he remained active for Sunday’s game.
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He has a .244 average with 319 homers and 951 RBIs in 14 major league seasons with Cincinnati (2008-16), the New York Mets (2016-18), Cleveland (2017), Seattle (2019), Philadelphia (2019-20) and the Yankees.