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Report: Phillies ‘Came Closest’ To Acquiring Jay Bruce

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Phillies were the closest team to acquiring Mets outfielder Jay Bruce this offseason, according to Newsday’s Marc Craig.

“It would have made sense,” Craig wrote. “Though squarely in rebuilding mode, the Phillies had the money to absorb a chunk of Bruce’s $13 million in salary. He would have been a prime candidate to flip for prospects had his bat come to life.”

Bruce, 30, is hitting .309 with six home runs and 14 RBI’s in 14 games this season for the Mets.

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