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Matt Joyce | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/3/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Angels activated OF Matt Joyce from the 7-day concussion disabled list.
Joyce has been symptom-free for a while, but the Halos held off until roster expansion to activate him. It's doubtful he'll have much of a role this month. Sep 1 - 6:41 PM

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Matt Joyce (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday.

The Angels have a full outfield and may not have room for Joyce until rosters expand in September. The maximum rehab length for a position player is 20 days so the Angels may be able to make it work. The Angels could also transfer C.J. Wilson to the 60-day disabled list if they need to clear a spot for Joyce on the 40-man roster.
Aug 15 - 6:32 PM

Matt Joyce (concussion) has been held back from baseball activities due to back pain.

Joyce no longer has concussion symptoms but has been slowed a bit by the back issues, although he did do some running on Saturday. It's entirely possible that the Angels are slow-playing his return, as they don't really have a spot for him on the roster.
Aug 9 - 10:51 AM

Matt Joyce (concussion) went through a workout on Monday.

Although he's been symptom-free for a few days, this is the first on-field workout Joyce has gone through since he went on the 7-day concussion disabled list. He should be ready to be activated soon, but the Angels might designate him for assignment.
Aug 3 - 8:01 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Saturday that Matt Joyce (concussion) has been symptom-free for a couple days.

Joyce should be ready to return soon, but with the addition of David Murphy, Shane Victorino and David DeJesus, there's really no longer a role for him. He's a candidate to be designated for assignment. Joyce is batting just .178/.274/.298 on the season.
Aug 2 - 1:34 PM

Angels placed OF Matt Joyce on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Joyce suffered a concussion in a collision with teammate Erick Aybar on Sunday and will now get some extended rest. Dioner Navarro will take his place on the active roster.
Jul 28 - 4:00 PM

Matt Joyce could be placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

The Angels are expected to call up Efren Navarro on Tuesday, presumably to replace Joyce on the active roster. Joyce suffered a concussion in a collision with teammate Erick Aybar on Sunday.
Jul 28 - 1:44 PM

Matt Joyce suffered a concussion in a collision with teammate Erick Aybar in the fourth inning on Sunday.

He is likely ticketed for the 7-day concussion disabled list. Daniel Robertson replaced him on Sunday and should be in line for additional playing time in the Angels outfield.
Jul 26 - 7:50 PM

Matt Joyce is not in the Angels' lineup Thursday.

Efren Navarro will start in left field and bat sixth against the Diamondbacks. It's just a day of rest for Joyce, who went 2-for-3 with a triple on Wednesday night.
Jun 18 - 12:53 PM

Matt Joyce went 0-for-3 in Tuesday's 10-inning loss to the Padres.

Joyce, despite getting almost all of his playing time this season against right-handed pitching, has struggled through the first two months. Tuesday's outing moves his triple-slash line down to .172/.246/.258. His struggles may prompt the Angels to acquire an outfielder leading up to the trade deadline in July.
May 27 - 1:40 AM

Matt Joyce was benched Monday afternoon because he showed up late to Rogers Centre in Toronto.

Joyce acknowledged to reporters that he thought it was a night game, calling it a "mistake that should never happen." Marc Krauss filled in at DH. Joyce is starting in left field Tuesday night versus the Blue Jays.
May 19 - 4:58 PM

Matt Joyce was a late scratch from the Angels' starting lineup Monday against the Blue Jays.

No reason has been given yet. Marc Krauss is now serving as the designated hitter for Anaheim.
May 18 - 12:27 PM

Matt Joyce will bat cleanup and serve as the designated hitter Thursday against the Astros.

David Freese hit cleanup the two previous days against southpaws, but the struggling Joyce is back in there with right-hander Collin McHugh on the hill for Houston. Efren Navarro will play left field while C.J. Cron is on the bench.
May 7 - 5:48 PM

Matt Joyce went hitless in a fifth straight start on Thursday, dropping his average to .143.

Joyce still doesn't have a homer as an Angel, and his previously strong walk rate also hasn't been in evidence (2 BB in 49 AB). The Angels don't have anyone to replace him at the moment, so they'll remain patient. Still, it's starting to get ugly.
Apr 23 - 9:53 PM

Matt Joyce (foot) finished 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his return to the Angels' lineup Sunday.

Joyce made an early exit from Saturday's game as a precautionary measure. He's been bothered by some soreness and bruising since fouling a ball off his right foot last Wednesday. It's no big deal.
Apr 20 - 9:51 AM

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1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
2Kaleb Cowart
3Kyle Kubitza
LF1David Murphy
2Shane Victorino
3Matt Joyce
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
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DH1C.J. Cron
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