NY Yankees first baseman Jay Bruce announced his retirement after Sunday’s game against the Rays. The three-time All-Star has a .244 average with 319 homers and 951 RBIs in a career that has spanned 14 seasons, starting with the Reds in 2008.
Bruce wrote in a statement: “After 14 incredible seasons, I’ve decided to make the very difficult decision to retire from baseball. All I ever wanted to be ’when I grew up’ was a baseball player, and to say that I got to live out my dream would be the understatement of a lifetime. This sport gave me more than I could’ve ever asked for…. Every stop i made throughout these 14 seasons were special, and my family and I are so appreciative of all the help and hospitality along the way. I’ve always loved baseball and will be a fan for life.”
Bruce made the Opening Day roster after first baseman Luke Voit injured his knee. The 34-year-old was 4-for-34 in 10 games with three RBIs for the Yankees this season.
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