Yankees’ Jay Bruce, 34, retires just weeks into 14th season

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Yankees outfielder Jay Bruce is retiring just weeks into his 14th season in the majors. The 34-year-old Bruce is a three-time All-Star. He went to spring training with the Yankees on a minor league contract and made the major league roster as a first baseman when Luke Voit injured a knee. Bruce was hitting .118 with one homer and three RBIs in 39 plate appearances. He received an ovation when shown on the video board before the eighth inning but did not get in Sunday’s game. He cited his “consistent underperformance” for his decision to retire. Bruce finishes his career with a .244 average with 319 homers and 951 RBIs. He previously played for Cincinnati, the New York Mets, Cleveland, Seattle and Philadelphia.