Sunday, June 2, 2019

Threshers' Scheiner traded to M's for OF Bruce

Jake Scheiner, image- Jay Floyd
Following hours of speculation about what the Phillies would be sending to Seattle in a reported impending trade, news broke on Sunday that the team would send righty batting prospect Jake Scheiner in exchange for Jay Bruce.

Scheiner, a versatile fielder, had played left field, center field, third base and first base this year for the Class A Advanced Clearwater Threshers.  In 45 games in the Florida State League, the 23-year-old sported a .256 average with a pair of home runs and 20 RBI.

Bruce, 32, is a three-time All-Star.  In 37 games with the Mariners this season, the lefty slugger possesses a .212/.282/.533 offensive slash line.

The Phillies will use Bruce to fill the void left by Odubel Herrera, who was placed on administrative leave last week following an arrest for a domestic violence related accusation.

According to Phillies.com's Todd Zolecki, the Phillies are to be responsible for just $2.75 million of Bruce's remaining salary.   

Best wishes to Jake, who was a key member of the Class A Lakewood playoff team in 2018, in his professional career.

Below is one of my favorite images that I snapped last year.  It's a photograph of Scheiner sharing eye black with a young fan prior to a late season game.  Or maybe it's of him signing the coolest autograph you will ever see.

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