It's back to Queens for one of the biggest bats on the market.
After spending just the tail end of last season playing for the Indians, Jay Bruce will be packing up and heading back to New York to rejoin the Mets like he never left them.
Bruce was with New York from midway through 2016 until midway through 2017 before making the move to Cleveland.
Bruce has done quite a bit of bouncing around over the course of the last few seasons, but hopefully, after signing a three-year deal to return to the Mets lineup, the 30-year-old may finally enjoy some stability.
Source: Jay Bruce has agreed to a three-year, $39 million deal with the New York Mets. @jerrycrasnick had it first.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 11, 2018
In 2017, suiting up for both New York and Cleveland, Bruce finished with a .254 batting average, 141 hits, 101 RBI, and a single-season career-high 36 home runs.
It seems Bruce may be getting better with age, and another lethal bat is something the Mets could certainly stand to use in their lineup. Coming off of a last place finish in the NL East, the addition of Bruce couldn't have come at a better time.
Welcome back to New York, Jay.