Matt Joyce LF/RF/DH LAA 1 month ago

The Los Angeles Angels placed outfielder Matt Joyce on the 7-day concussion disabled list Tuesday after colliding with shortstop Erick Aybar on Sunday against the Texas Rangers, according to the team's official website. Shane Victorino, who was acquired in a trade with the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday, will take over the primary role in left field while Joyce is sidelined.

Matt Joyce LF/RF/DH LAA 1 month ago

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Matt Joyce was removed from Sunday's game against the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning after colliding with shortstop Erick Aybar, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Aybar was able to stay in the game, but Joyce left with an undisclosed injury.

Matt Joyce LF/RF/DH LAA 2 months ago

Joyce is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Mariners.

With lefty Mike Montgomery due up for Seattle, Joyce will head to the bench as he almost always does against southpaws -- he's started just four games against lefties this season (62 starts against right-handers). Dan Robertson will take over in left field.

Matt Joyce LF/RF/DH LAA 2 months ago

Joyce is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies.

Joyce will receive the day off with the left-handed Chris Rusin on the mound for the Rockies. Although he's struggled on the season as a whole, the veteran outfielder has contributed to the Angels' recent hot streak, hitting his fifth home run of the season Tuesday. Dan Robertson will start in left field in his place, batting eighth for the Angels.

Matt Joyce LF/RF/DH LAA 2 months ago

Joyce was one of four Angels to homer in the first three innings of Tuesday's 10-2 win over the Rockies.

It's only the fifth tater of the season for Joyce, who has performed far worse than the Angels had predicted coming into the season. Though at one point it seemed Joyce could be dropped from the 40-man roster, it appears he's since solidified himself as a regular option in the corner outfield for the Angels. He's started in five of the last six games, going 5-for-15 with three walks.

Matt Joyce LF/RF/DH LAA 2 months ago

Joyce is out of the lineup Saturday at Texas, Tim Mead of the Angels' official site reports.

Joyce has gotten the nod in left field in four of the last five contests, during which he's batted .273 (3-for-11) with one run scored and three walks versus four strikeouts. While not a stirring line, he'll nonetheless hand over duties in left to Dan Robertson, who will bat ninth in the order.

Matt Joyce LF/RF/DH LAA 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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.