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Source: Reds, Jay Bruce agree to deal

Updated: December 10, 2010, 3:10 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The Cincinnati Reds have reached agreement on a six-year, guaranteed $51 million contract with outfielder Jay Bruce, a baseball source told ESPN.com.

The deal includes a club option for a seventh year that could bring the overall value of the contract to $63 million, the source said. Bruce has a partial no-trade clause and the opportunity to earn additional money through award bonuses. Bruce's deal is similar to the six-year, $51.25 million contract that outfielder Justin Upton signed ...

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