I just was emailed that Jay Bruce is headed to AAA. I don’t know when or how soon and haven’t verified this yet, but it’s something I was told and thought I’d pass it on.
UPDATE: My source said he assumed it was effective today, but I haven’t been able to confirm it with anyone else yet.
UPDATE II: As Doug said in the comments, it’s official.
Following the game, Bruce was promoted to Triple-A Louisville to help plug short-term concerns with the Bats. Earlier this week, shortstop Paul Janish was called up to Louisville.
Lookouts manager Jayhawk Owens expects Bruce and Janish, two of Cincinnati’s top 10 prospects, back within a week.
UPDATE III: (7/13) From the Enquirer:
The Reds sent top prospect Jay Bruce to Triple-A Louisville.
It’s likely to be a temporary move. Dewayne Wise is on the DL with a hamstring injury.
What happens if Bruce is hitting .400 when Wise is healthy?
“We’ll have a decision to make,” player development director Terry Reynolds said.
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.