Game 88: Bruce at 1B
For the first time in his big league or Minor League career, Jay Bruce is at first base today. As I type, he is taking groundballs there now. Bruce has been there periodically working out the past few weeks, including on Sunday. This is an interesting choice, to say the least, to take a superb defensive right fielder and put him at first base. Bruce hasn’t played anywhere other than right field for the Reds since he played center field on 8/10/08.
Brayan Pena, who has often played 1B this season, is still on paternity leave.
No moves regarding Joey Votto have been revealed yet.