Bruce To Start In Triple-A

Reds outfielder Jay Bruce, the top prospect in baseball, will start the season in Triple-A after the Reds re-assigned him to minor league camp today.

Bruce isn’t likely to spend much time in Triple-A Louisville. He hit .319/.375/.587 last year in his rise from high Class A to Triple-A as a 20-year-old, including a .305/.358/.567 line in 204 Triple-A plate appearances.

The Reds also re-assigned righthanders Josh Roenicke and Tom Shearn to minor league camp, and optioned righthander Marcus McBeth and outfielder Drew Anderson to Triple-A.