Bruce could help fill the void left by Odubel Herrera after the Phillies placed him on leave this week.
The Phillies have acquired Jay Bruce from the Mariners and the outfielder will join the team on Monday in San Deigo, according to MLB.com's Greg Johns.
Bruce, 32, became the eighth player to hit at least 300 career home runs and 300 doubles when he crushed a 416-foot home run in the bottom of the seventh inning off the Angels’ Tyler Skaggs on Friday. The solo blast was Bruce’s 14th of the year.
Bruce finished Friday’s 4–3 win with a .212/.283/.533 batting line, 25 extra bases, 28 RBI and an .816 OPS through 184 plate appearances. His addition in Philadelphia would help fill the void left by Odubel Herrera after he was placed on leave earlier in the week.
The Phillies are expected to take on most of Bruce's contract, which owes him $14 million in 2020.
Philadelphia currently sits in first place in the NL East with a record of 33–24.