Bruce Expected To Be On Paternity Leave For Philadelphia Series

According to Tim Britton of The Athletic on Twitter, Mets outfielder Jay Bruce will head to his home state of Texas following today’s finale with the Cincinnati Reds for the birth of his second son.

Bruce, 31, is batting cleanup for the Mets today, but is expected to miss New York’s upcoming series with the Philadelphia Phillies.

The 11-year-veteran is hitting .241/.323/.397 with three homers and 14 RBI in 130 plate appearances for the Mets this season.

In his absence, Britton speculates the Mets will likely call up another relief pitcher such as Jacob Rhame or Buddy Baumann.

We here at MetsMerized congratulate Jay in welcoming his second son into the world!

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