Free-agent outfielder Jay Bruce is closing in on an agreement with a yet-unreported team, per ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick (Twitter link). The deal “should be completed tonight,” however, according to Crasnick, so it may not be long before some additional light is shed on the matter. Bruce is represented by Sosnick, Cobbe & Karon.
Notably, Mike Puma of the New York Post tweeted earlier today that the Mets have been in recent touch with Bruce’s camp. While Puma didn’t imply that anything was close to fruition between the two sides, he did note that Bruce is still “very much a possibility” for the Mets. Bruce has also been prominently linked to the Giants in recent weeks.