Reds announce Bruce extension

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CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds announced outfielder Jay Bruce's six-year contract extension Tuesday, which will keep him with the club through 2016.

The deal, which was reported last week, includes a club option for 2017. Financial terms of the extension were not released, but MLB.com reported that it's worth $51 million, while the option could push the total value to $63 million.

Bruce would have been eligible for salary arbitration this year after he set career highs in 2010 with 25 homers, 70 runs batted in and a .281 batting average. He also had 80 runs scored, a .353 on-base percentage and a .493 slugging percentage.

The 23-year-old Texas native has appeared in 357 games over three seasons with the Reds and is a career .257 hitter with 68 homers and 180 RBI. He has eclipsed the 20-homer plateau each year.


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