Matt Joyce LF/RF/DH LAA 2 years ago

Rays avoided arbitration with OF Matt Joyce by agreeing to a one-year, $2.45 million contract.

It's a nice bump in salary for the first-time arbitration-eligible player. Joyce put up a disappointing .241/.341/.429 batting line with 17 homers in 2012 but will return as the regular right fielder against right-handed pitching in 2013.