Matt Joyce LF/RF.. LAA 3 Days

The Rays traded Joyce to the Angels on Tuesday for right-hander Kevin Jepsen, Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Joyce was heavily shielded from left-handed pitching last season, which allowed him to hit .254, the second-highest average of his career. He smacked just nine homers in 140 games, however, the first time he has failed to reach double-digits since 2009. His role with the Angels is to be determined, but it seems likely he'll serve on the favorable end of a platoon at DH with C.J. Cron.

Matt Joyce LF/RF.. LAA 3 Months

Joyce is not in Sunday's lineup at Cleveland, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

With the Indians starting lefty killer T.J. House, it looks like Joyce will end his season one game early.

Matt Joyce LF/RF.. LAA 3 Months

Joyce is not in the lineup Friday against the White Sox, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

With lefty Jose Quintana on the bump for Chicago, Joyce will head to the bench as Ben Zobrist fills in at left field. Joyce is batting just .132/.195/.132 this month, but he should continue to play regularly against right-handers over the final week-plus.

Matt Joyce LF/RF.. LAA 3 Months

Joyce is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Joyce almost never enters the lineup against opposing lefty starters, so he'll unsurprisingly be on the bench with southpaw Chris Capuano twirling for the Yanks. Sean Rodriguez will bump Joyce from the lineup, assuming the DH duties for the Rays.

Matt Joyce LF/RF.. LAA 4 Months

Joyce is out of the lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Manager Joe Maddon will shield Joyce from lefty Mark Buehrle, instead opting for the right-handed Brandon Guyer to occupy a spot in the outfield. Joyce has made just 31 plate appearances against lefties this season, batting a mere .167.

Matt Joyce LF/RF.. LAA 4 Months

Joyce sent the Rays home happy Monday afternoon, hitting a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th.

The base hit was Joyce's only knock in five trips Monday. The outfielder has hit a wall at the plate of late, going just three for his last 21 and hitting a paltry .224 for the month of August. For the season, Joyce is sporting a .266 average and 51 RBI.

Matt Joyce LF/RF.. LAA 4 Months

Joyce is out of the lineup Tuesday in Baltimore, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Although Joyce has recorded barely any counting stats in the past week -- just one run -- he's reached base fairly often, tallying two hits, five walks, and two strikeouts in nine at-bats over the last four games. Nevertheless, Ben Zobrist will slide out to left field, while Desmond Jennings takes on center.

Matt Joyce LF/RF.. LAA 4 Months

Joyce is not in the lineup Thursday against the Tigers, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Joyce has been sitting against left-handers, so with former-teammate David Price on the mound Thursday, Joyce will cede left field duties to Brandon Guyer. After batting .309 in the month of July, Joyce has regressed a bit in August, going 13-for-52 (.250) at the dish with two doubles and a home run.

Matt Joyce LF/RF.. LAA 4 Months

Joyce went 2-for-4 with a double and one run scored in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Yankees.

Joyce continues to swing a hot bat in recent days, as the 30-year-old outfielder has now gone 8-for-23 with five walks and three extra-base hits over his last nine games. In addition to those totals, Joyce has chipped in five RBI and a half-dozen runs scored.

Matt Joyce LF/RF.. LAA 4 Months

Joyce is out of the lineup Thursday vs. the Rangers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

After homering and scoring three runs a night earlier, Joyce will take a seat Thursday with lefty Robbie Ross on the mound for the Rays. Brandon Guyer starts in left field, while Evan Longoria handles designated hitting duties for the Rays.