This is something I fear and have been wondering about. Clearly he's the only player who is penciled in the OF next year. Since this year is a waste, no matter how bad it would get (and I don't think it will get that bad based on his pure skill) I still think he should be up here tallying at bats against the best in the business, not back in the minors risking injury in a meaningless contest.
The future is now for guys like Bruce, and especially Bruce.
My question is: do you forsee any situation in which he gets sent back down, or is he up here to stay regardless?