Bruets of Mets is unavailable on Thursday, probably on Friday


Mets OF Jay Bruce (back) is unavailable to stall against the Diamondbacks on Thursday and is unlikely to play on Friday, according to manager Mickey Callaway.

After the Mets 2-0 loss to the Braves on Wednesday, Bruce said the backbone is "upper ass, upper hip pain" coming and going and lately "barking a bit".

The 31-year-old Bruce is currently facing .216 / .297 / .327 with three home runs this season. He has not hit homerun since May 7 and has only had five extra base hits since.

Against the D-backs on Thursday, the Mets Brandon Nimmo moved into the right field when Michael Conforto started in the middle and Jose Bautista in the left ,


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