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Matt Joyce | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/3/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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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

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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

Matt Joyce (foot) departed early from Saturday night's game against the Astros.

Joyce made it to the top of the seventh inning, but Efren Navarro was in left field when the bottom of the seventh began. Joyce fouled a ball off his right foot Wednesday and is dealing with some lingering soreness. He should ultimately be fine.
Apr 18 - 9:12 PM

Matt Joyce is currently dealing with a sore right foot, which is why he's serving as the team's designated hitter on Friday.

Joyce fouled a ball off his foot on Thursday and it's still a bit sore, so manager Mike Scioscia opted to give him a night off defensively. It's a blow to C.J. Cron who gets bumped to the bench to let Joyce serve as the designated hitter.
Apr 17 - 6:16 PM

Matt Joyce is not in the Angels' lineup Friday.

Collin Cowgill is handling left field against left-hander Jason Vargas. The times when Joyce plays versus southpaws figure to be few and far between.
Apr 10 - 4:32 PM

Matt Joyce is in the Angels' lineup Wednesday.

Joyce had Tuesday off against a tough lefty but he's back in there a day later, although at designated hitter. Joyce is batting cleanup for the Halos. With Josh Hamilton sidelined Joyce will certainly see the lion's share of playing time, and if he continues to hit in a prime lineup spot he's definitely mixed league worthy when he's starting.
Apr 8 - 6:14 PM

Matt Joyce is not in the Angels' lineup Tuesday.

The Halos are instead going with Collin Cowgill against left-hander James Paxton. Joyce is going to sit pretty regularly versus southpaws this season.
Apr 7 - 6:44 PM

Matt Joyce went 2-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run Wednesday against the Indians.

Joyce lifted a Josh Tomlin offering to right field in the third inning, extending the Angels' lead to 2-0 at the time. The 30-year-old will likely serve as the Angels' starting left fielder while Josh Hamilton deals with both a balky shoulder and a potential disciplinary issue.
Mar 25 - 7:10 PM

Matt Joyce (hamstring) will start in left field Wednesday.

Joyce recently missed a week with hamstring tightness, but he returned to the lineup as the DH on Monday and is now ready to play the field. With Josh Hamilton's status up in the air, Joyce is projected to open the season as the starting left field and should carry decent fantasy value.
Mar 25 - 12:18 PM

Matt Joyce (hamstring) hopes to play the field Wednesday.

Joyce returned to Cactus League action Monday as the DH and went 1-for-4 with a run scored. The 30-year-old is getting the day off Tuesday, but he's making solid progress. With Josh Hamilton sidelined, Joyce should open the season as the Angels' primary left fielder.
Mar 24 - 12:59 PM

Matt Joyce (hamstring) is in the Angels' starting lineup for Monday's Cactus League game.

Joyce missed a full week of Cactus League action due to hamstring tightness, but he had been taking at-bats in minor league games over the past couple of days and should be fully caught up by Opening Day. Joyce is expected to serve as the Angels' primary left fielder while Josh Hamilton is on the shelf. He could carry decent fantasy value in the middle of the Angels' dangerous batting order.
Mar 23 - 2:09 PM

Matt Joyce remains sidelined by a sore right hamstring.

Joyce has been bothered by the hamstring for close to a week, but he said he hopes to get back into Cactus League games in the next few days. With Josh Hamilton out Joyce has an opportunity to see increased playing time in Anaheim, at least in the early going.
Mar 22 - 11:57 AM

Matt Joyce was scratched from Thursday's game due to some minor hamstring soreness.

There was some fear that he might have had a setback with his sore ribcage, but that's not the case. Angels manager Mike Scioscia expects Joyce to return to action on Friday.
Mar 12 - 7:37 PM

Matt Joyce was a late scratch from Thursday's Cactus League lineup against the Cubs.

Joyce dealt with some soreness in his side a couple of days ago, so perhaps it cropped up again. The Angels should provide an update soon.
Mar 12 - 4:53 PM

Matt Joyce (ribcage) is back in the Angels' lineup Tuesday.

Joyce missed two games due to soreness in his right side, but he's already feeling a lot better. The 30-year-old is expected to begin the season as the Angels' regular left fielder. He could get more playing time than originally expected depending on what happens with Josh Hamilton.
Mar 10 - 10:56 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Drew Butera
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
2Grant Green
LF1Matt Joyce
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1C.J. Cron
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Hector Santiago
4Matt Shoemaker
5Garrett Richards
6Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Mike Morin
4Fernando Salas
5Cory Rasmus
6Cesar Ramos
7Vinnie Pestano
8Cam Bedrosian