Reds’ super-prospect Jay Bruce will be joining the major league club tomorrow. A press conference is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at Great American Ballpark. Here’s the press release from the Reds:
Tomorrow the Reds are expected to promote from Class AAA Louisville top prospect OF Jay Bruce.
A corresponding roster move will be announced prior to tomorrowÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 7:10 p.m. game against the Pirates.
Bruce and Reds President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty will be available to the media tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. in the RedsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ dugout at Great American Ball Park.
Bruce will wear uniform number 32 and when he plays will be making his Major League debut.
Bruce, 21, has been rated the best prospect in the minor leagues. He has spent the season at Louisville, where in 49 games he hit .364 with 9 doubles, 5 triples, 10 HR, 37 RBI and 8 stolen bases. He leads the International League in hitting and hits (67) and ranks among the IL leaders in slugging percentage (.630, 3rd), runs scored (34, 4th), extra-base hits (24, T4th) and RBI (T5th).
Very exciting. Now, let’s hope the “corresponding roster move” will be the release of this stiff.