New York Yankees sign outfielder Jay Bruce to minor-league deal

Aug 18, 2020; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Jay Bruce (9) hits a three run home run against the Boston Red Sox in the eighth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees agreed to a minor-league deal with free-agent outfielder Jay Bruce, The Athletic reported Saturday.

Bruce, who turns 34 in April, will earn $1.35 million if he makes the team plus an additional $50,000 each if he reaches 400, 450 and 500 plate appearances, per the report.

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The three-time All-Star batted .198 with six home runs and 14 RBIs in 32 games with the Philadelphia Phillies in the shortened 2020 season.

He is a lifetime .245 hitter with 318 homers, 948 RBIs and 1,451 hits in 1,640 games with the Cincinnati Reds (2008-16), New York Mets (2016-17, 2018), Cleveland Indians (2017), Seattle Mariners (2019) and Phillies (2019-20).

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