Yankees’ Jay Bruce retiring after 14 MLB seasons

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

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.

Yankees outfielder/first baseman Jay Bruce announced his retirement.
N.Y. Post: Charles Wenzelberg

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.

This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Greg Joyce

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