Hardball Talk "This time last year Matt Joyce was the Angels’ starting left fielder after being acquired from the Rays for reliever Kevin Jepsen. He flopped, hitting .174 in 93 games, and now the 31-year-old has had to settle for a minor-league deal with the Pirates. Joyce was a consistently above-average..." February 18
Angels Matt Joyce went through his first workout today since suffering concussion last Sunday. Will be evaluated by doctor today.
Efren Navarro expected to join the Angels today, with Matt Joyce possibly going on the concussion DL.
Sporting News "With a 162-game schedule, it’s surprising this does’t happen more often. Angels DH Matt Joyce was erased from the lineup Monday just an hour before the first pitch. Why? Because he forgot the team was playing the Blue Jays in a day game and showed up to the park late. “It was a mistake,” Joyce..." May 20
Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Rays today traded outfielder Matt Joyce to the Los Angeles Angels for relief pitcher Kevin Jepsen. Jespen, 30, had a 2.63 ERA for the Angels in 2014 in 74 appearances, 65 of which were scoreless. Joyce, 30, a Tampa Bay area native, hit .254 with nine home runs and 52 RBI in 140..." December 16
Sources: #Rays have made Matt Joyce available on trade market and have had some talks with other clubs. He is comparable to Jay Bruce.
Rays Colored Glasses "When the Rays acquired David DeJesus on Friday their short-term goal was simple: acquire an above-average hitter and defender capable of bolstering their team down the stretch. However the acquisition of DeJesus could affect more than the rest of this season. Following the year DeJesus has a $6.5..." August 25
Tampa Tribune "The Orioles had the bases loaded with no outs and were trailing by two runs in the seventh inning Tuesday when Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon called for Alex Torres the left-hander who seems suited for those situations. Remember the time in early June when Torres came on at Detroit with the..." August 21
Tampa Tribune "Take what they give you, is how Matt Joyce described his rather interesting night at the plate Wednesday. Nobody covering third because of the over-shift? Bunt for a hit up the third base line. A fastball right over the heart of the plate? Crush it. Joyce did both in span of two..." April 04