Bye-bye Bruce: Cincinnati Reds trading Jay Bruce to New York Mets

Posted at 1:20 PM, Aug 01, 2016

CINCINNATI -- When the dust settled Monday, the Cincinnati Reds traded right fielder Jay Bruce to the New York Mets.

They just didn't get the guy many sportswriters widely reported they'd get.

Citing sources, ESPN and FOXSports both reported hours ahead of the 4 p.m. trade deadline that 2011 first-round draft pick Brandon Nimmo was part of the trade package.

Instead, the Reds got second baseman Dilson Herrera, along with left-handed pitcher Max Wotell.

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Bruce, a fan favorite, has spent his entire professional career with the Reds. The 29-year-old's been on fire lately, on pace to hit 40 home runs and drive in 127 runs and finish with a career-high .885 on-base plus slugging.

Herrera, 22, originally was signed by the Pirates in 2010 and was aquired by the Mets in August 2013. Wotell, 19, was the Mets' third-round pick in 2015.