NEW YORK — Reds right fielder Jay Bruce was placed on the 15-day disabled list before Sunday's game and the team recalled infielder Adam Rosales from Triple-A Louisville to fill the roster spot.
Bruce, who leads the Reds with 18 homers despite hitting only .207, fractured his wrist trying to make a sliding catch on David Wright's blooper in the first inning of a 4-0 loss to the Mets on Saturday night.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reported on its Web site Sunday night that the fracture Bruce suffered was along the joint line, which is good news for the Reds.
If the bones align perfectly at the joint, which an X-ray indicated they did, the outfielder would not require surgery, the Enquirer said. If they do not line up, he would need surgery and probably would not return this season.
Bruce will undergo an MRI in Cincinnati on Monday to be sure the bones line up correctly.
Reds Manager Dusty Baker implied Bruce's injury made the possibility more likely of the team being involved in a trade.
"(General Manager Walt Jocketty) is already making calls," Baker told the Enquirer. "We'll see. Everyone wants your young players."