A day after addressing the very public and widespread trade rumors that have surrounded him for the better part of the last year, Reds outfielder Jay Bruce could finally be on the move.
In a string of tweets Monday evening, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported a resurgence in the Bruce trade talks. Bruce, apparently coveted by the Blue Jays, would be sent to Toronto in a proposed three-team trade with the Angels.
3-way trade has legs. As said, Bruce to Jays, Saunders to angels.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 23, 2016
‘Saunders’ is Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders. FOX’s Ken Rosenthal also reported the possibility of a three-team deal. As of 7:04 p.m., Bruce had not been traded, per Reds president of baseball operations Walt Jocketty.
The Blue Jays are not one of the eight teams Bruce can block a trade to, a list that includes the Athletics, Diamondbacks, Indians, Marlins, Rays, Red Sox, Twins, and Yankees.