Yankees’ Jay Bruce retiring after 14 MLB seasons
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Sunday will be Jay Bruce’s last game as a Yankee — and an MLB player.
The 34-year-old outfielder/first baseman will retire after Sunday’s game against the Rays, manager Aaron Boone announced Sunday morning.
Boone said Bruce came to him on Friday and had a long talk about his decision.
“Ultimately I just felt like I couldn’t perform at the level I expected out of myself,” Bruce said. “It’s tough, but I feel at peace with it.”
Bruce had played 10 games for the Yankees this season, but was 4-for-34 with one home run and was being phased out of the lineup recently.
Bruce played 14 seasons in the big leagues, including three with the Mets. He played parts of nine seasons with the Reds, making three All-Star Games, and finishes with 319 career home runs.
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