ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that free agent outfielder Jay Bruce is expected to sign with the Mets. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, it’s a three-year, $39 million contract. The deal is expected to be finalized tonight.
Bruce, 30, spent last season with the Mets and Indians, batting a composite .254/.324/.508 with 36 home runs and 101 RBI. In the ALDS, Bruce hit a pair of home runs in five games against the Yankees.
As a Met, over two half-seasons in 2016 and ’17, Bruce hit .245/.313/.482 with 37 home runs and 94 RBI in 635 plate appearances.