Bruce: I'll be back
Jay Bruce took his demotion in stride and with class that has become one of his trademarks.
"I'm disappointed," he said. "My goal was to make the team. But I understand they're doing what's in the best interest of me and the team. It's not a slap in the face."
"I'll be back. When I am, I'll look back on this day and laugh."
Bruce said he'll report to Louisville tomorrow.
"I'm batting third and playing center field," he said.
Bruce didn't think the quad injury that cost him five days hurt him.
"I was as ready as I could," he said. "I played well. I thought my defense was fine. I didn't hit the ball as well as I would have liked."
Bruce hit .262 with a double and three RBI in 42 at-bats.