Matt Joyce LF/RF/DH LAA 1 week 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 week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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.

Matt Joyce LF/RF/DH LAA 3 weeks ago

Joyce is not in the lineup Saturday against the Astros.

Joyce started the last two games, but he'll return to the bench with lefty Dallas Keuchel on the mound for Houston. Collin Cowgill will take over in left field, joining Mike Trout (center) and Kole Calhoun (right) in the starting outfield.

Matt Joyce LF/RF/DH LAA 3 weeks ago

Joyce is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Joyce will get a second consecutive day off as his struggles at the plate continue as he currently sports a .148/.195/.222 slash line. Collin Cowgill will get the start in left field as the Angels face another left-handed pitcher in Roenis Elias.

Matt Joyce LF/RF/DH LAA 3 weeks ago

Joyce is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Mariners.

C.J. Cron and Collin Cowgill will both be in the lineup with lefty James Paxton on the mound for Seattle. Joyce is hitting just .148 on the season and is getting on base at just a .195 clip, but he was able to hit his first home run of the season Monday.

Matt Joyce LF/RF/DH LAA 3 weeks ago

Joyce went 1-for-3 with a home run in a loss to the Mariners on Monday.

Joyce now has three hits in his last four games, and could be in the process of digging himself out of a slide that lasted the entire month of April. He is hitting just .148 in 81 at-bats.

Matt Joyce LF/RF/DH LAA 1 month ago

Joyce is out of the lineup Friday against the Rangers.

Joyce will take a seat with the left-handed Wandy Rodriguez on the mound for the Rangers. Collin Cowgill will start in his place, batting seventh for the Angels.

Matt Joyce LF/RF/DH LAA 1 month ago

Joyce is out of the lineup Tuesday against the A's.

Collin Cowgill will take over in left field with a southpaw (Drew Pomeranz) on the bump for Oakland. Joyce has gone 7-for-42 with three doubles and 12 strikeouts to begin the season, but for now, his role as the starter against right-handed pitching appears safe.