Matt Joyce LF/RF.. TB 24 Days

Joyce is out of the lineup Friday against the Cubs.

Joyce typically serves as the DH when a right-hander takes the mound, but he'll sit Friday with lefty Tsuyoshi Wada on the bump for the opposing Cubs. With the Rays opening a three-game set in an NL ballpark, Joyce would have to return to the lineup in the outfield Saturday, which is a likely possibility with righty Edwin Jackson in line to take the mound.

Matt Joyce LF/RF.. TB 2 Months

Matt Joyce went 5-for-6 with a double, two home runs, and four RBI in Sunday's win over the Orioles.

A career day for Joyce, who notched five hits in a game for the first time in his career, and blasted two home runs in a game for only the third time. Joyce, who has faced right-handed pitching almost exclusively, is slashing .274/.360/.425 with five home runs and 33 RBI on the season.

Matt Joyce LF/RF.. TB 3 Months

Matt Joyce went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored against the Orioles on Tuesday.

Joyce doubled off Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez and scored in the fifth inning, and he also added a single in the game. Joyce has hits in five straight games to bring his average up to .270, but he's still sitting on three home runs for the year. The 29-year-old is on pace for his lowest home run output of any full season in his career.

Matt Joyce LF/RF.. TB 3 Months

Matt Joyce went 1-for-2 with a two-run double and two walks against the Astros on Friday.

Progress? Joyce has three RBI over his last two games after collecting just one RBI over his previous 12 games. Still, the 29-year-old hasn't homered since May 11 and has just three on the year so far. It's tough to have much enthusiasm for him in mixed leagues right now.

Matt Joyce LF/RF.. TB 3 Months

Matt Joyce went 3-for-3 with a double before being removed for a pinch-hitter Wednesday against the Marlins.

Joyce had a nice game against a pitch in Tom Koehler who had dominated left-handed hitters this season, but he was pulled when it came time for him to face a lefty. He broke out of an 0-for-16 slump with the performance and pushed his average back up to .273. Unfortunately, his power has been surprisingly absent, with no homers since May 11 and just three all season. It leaves him with very little mixed-league value.

Matt Joyce LF/RF.. TB 3 Months

Matt Joyce went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

The Rays weren't able to muster much offense against Liam Hendriks and the Jays' bullpen despite Joyce's best efforts. Joyce has been productive for the Rays, slashing .281/.378/.411, facing right-handed pitching in an overwhelming percentage of his 180 plate appearances.

Matt Joyce LF/RF.. TB 4 Months

Matt Joyce went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Sunday's loss to the Indians.

Joyce's home run in the first inning was his third of the season. He also singled in a run in the fourth inning. The outfielder has enjoyed a productive season despite the drop in power, batting .287/.388/.446 in 36 games.

Matt Joyce LF/RF.. TB 4 Months

Matt Joyce drew five walks and had an RBI in Friday's loss to the White Sox.

One of them was with the bases loaded. Joyce is the first American League hitter to draw five unintentional walks in a game since Alex Rodriguez did it with the Mariners in 2000.

Matt Joyce LF/RF.. TB 4 Months

Matt Joyce went 2-for-5 with two RBI in a win over the Twins on Tuesday.

Joyce had two of the Rays' 12 hits on the day, and his two-run double in the fourth inning capped the scoring. The runs batted in gave him 10 RBI for the year. He's been hot to start the year, batting .347/.452/.571 while cycling between the outfield and DH.

Matt Joyce LF/RF.. TB 5 Months

Matt Joyce belted his second home run of the season, helping to power the Rays to a 2-1 victory over the Reds on Friday.

Joyce, hitting in the third slot in Joe Maddon's lineup, launched a Johnny Cueto offering over the wall in right to increase the Rays advantage to 2-0 in the third inning. He finished the evening 2-for-3 and is now slashing a scorching .423/.529/.731 with two homers and seven RBI on the young season.