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ESPN: Reds OF Jay Bruce to Have Knee Surgery

Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images (NEW YORK) --  Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce is expected to have surgery this week to repair a partially torn miniscus in his left knee, according to ESPN.

Bruce is expected to miss at least 3-4 weeks.  He was scratched from the lineup before Sunday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers with left knee soreness.  Before the injury, he had only missed one of Cincinnati's first 31 games this season.

He came off the bench in the seventh inning Sunday and struck out on three pitches in a pinch-hit appearance.

Bruce is hitting .218 with three home runs and 14 RBIs in 29 games in 2014.  The two-time All-Star is one of only three current players with at least 30 home runs in each of the last three seasons.  Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers and Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers are the others.

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