Matt Joyce LF/RF/DH LAA 16 hours ago

Joyce is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Yankees.

Joyce was out of the lineup Monday against left-hander CC Sabathia, but will draw back in as the Angels'starting left fielder Tuesday. He'll bat seventh in the order against righty Ivan Nova.

Matt Joyce LF/RF/DH LAA 1 week ago

Joyce is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Joyce will take a seat, as expected, with left-hander Scott Kazmir on the mound for the opposing Athletics. Dan Robertson will play left field while Albert Pujols serves as the DH.

Matt Joyce LF/RF/DH LAA 2 weeks ago

Joyce is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics.

Joyce's season average dropped to .178 after he went 0-for-5 in the first two games of the series, and it might not be long before the Angels cut bait on the outfielder. The fact that Joyce is sitting out Sunday despite a right-handed pitcher (Sonny Gray) being on the mound suggests that he may need to heat up quick if he hopes to avoid being dropped from the 40-man roster.

Matt Joyce LF/RF/DH LAA 1 month ago

Joyce is back in the lineup Monday against the Rays, Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times reports.

Joyce was held out Sunday with left-hander David Price on the mound for Detroit, but he'll return to action Monday to face the Rays' Alex Colome. Joyce will bat sixth and serve as the DH as Albert Pujols returns to first base.

Matt Joyce LF/RF/DH LAA 1 month ago

Joyce is out of the lineup Sunday against the Tigers, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Joyce's absence from Sunday's lineup likely relates to the left-handed David Price toeing the rubber for the Tigers. The Angels will instead turn to Alfredo Marte in left field Sunday, batting eighth for the Angels.

Matt Joyce LF/RF/DH LAA 1 month ago

Joyce went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in a loss to the Padres on Wednesday.

Joyce has not gotten off to the start he likely envisioned after being acquired by the Angels this offseason, as he owns just a .536 OPS through 41 games, but he has tallied six hits (three extra-base hits) in his last 21 at-bats.

Matt Joyce LF/RF/DH LAA 1 month ago

Joyce went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

He acknowledged that he was scratched from Monday's game because he thought the day game was a night game and thus was not prepared to play. As embarrassing and unprofessional as that is, it only cost Joyce the one game and he can be considered healthy moving forward.

Matt Joyce LF/RF/DH LAA 1 month ago

Joyce was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Blue Jays.

Joyce may be suffering from an injury or illness that turned up Monday, as he'll now sit Monday's game. The Angels haven't provided a reason for his absence, but Marc Krauss will slot in Monday in is place, batting sixth.

Matt Joyce LF/RF/DH LAA 2 months ago

Joyce is out of the lineup for Friday's game in Baltimore, Eric Kay of the Angels' official site reports.

With the Angels facing left-handed Wei-Yin Chen, there was never much chance Joyce would be in the lineup. While he's still a regular presence in the lineup against right-handed pitchers, Joyce may start to lose some of those at-bats, as he owns a .141/.181/.222 slash line for the season.

Matt Joyce LF/RF/DH LAA 2 months ago

Joyce continued his putrid start to the season on Sunday, going 0-for-4 with a strikeout against the Astros.

The lefty is now hitting a cool .140 on the season and his his inability to hit left-handed pitching, his sub-par defense and the slump against righties to start the season could greatly diminish his playing time soon if he is unable to turn things around.