Matt Joyce
LF/RF/DH OAK
2 days ago

Joyce (back) went 0-for-4 Wednesday against Houston after sitting out Tuesday's game.

EDGE Analysis

It was a short rest period for the veteran, who only missed one game with tightness in his back before returning to the lineup. There hasn't been any indication the A's or Joyce are worried about the injury nagging him going forward, so expect the 32-year-old to remain Oakland's primary right fielder.

Matt Joyce
LF/RF/DH OAK
3 days ago

Joyce (back) is starting in right field and batting leadoff Wednesday against the Astros, Joe Stiglich of NBC Sports California reports.

EDGE Analysis

Joyce is good to go after sitting out just one game with back tightness. The 32-year-old, who is slashing .232/.335/.416 in 61 games this season, will face Mike Fiers in his return to the lineup.

Matt Joyce
LF/RF/DH OAK
4 days ago

Joyce, who is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Astros, is dealing with back tightness, Joe Stiglich of NBC Sports California reports.

EDGE Analysis

This injury diagnosis explains why Joyce was withheld from the starting lineup Tuesday. Manager Bob Melvin is hopeful that the minor back ailment won't cause the outfielder to miss more than one day. He'll be listed as day-to-day.

Matt Joyce
LF/RF/DH OAK
4 days ago

Joyce is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Astros, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran outfielder has come alive in the month of June, batting .347 with seven extra-base hits since June 1, but he'll get a rare day off against a right-handed pitcher Tuesday nonetheless. Chad Pinder will move to right field to fill the void, while Adam Rosales enters the lineup at shortstop where Pinder normally resides.

Matt Joyce
LF/RF/DH OAK
4 days ago

Joyce went 1-for-4 with a double and a run in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Joyce's bat has come alive since the calendar flipped to June, with Monday's production bringing his monthly line to an impressive .347/.467/.612 and extending his hitting streak to a season-high seven games. The veteran has taken to the leadoff role, a spot in the order from which he's hit a solid .265 while racking up nine extra-base hits (five doubles, four home runs) and driving in 11 runs. While still in considerable need of improvement, Joyce's current .232 average is a season high and represents a 45-point improvement from the .187 figure he sported as recently as June 3.

Matt Joyce
LF/RF/DH OAK
6 days ago

Joyce went 3-for-3 with two walks, a solo home run, a double and two runs scored during Saturday's win over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Playing regularly has helped Joyce provide serviceable counting starts (eight homers, 28 RBI and 24 runs), but his .224/.329/.404 slash line isn't moving the fantasy needle. The outfielder is best left to deep settings at this stage of the game.

Matt Joyce
LF/RF/DH OAK
1 week ago

Joyce (face) is not in the lineup Thursday against the Yankees, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Joyce incurred a laceration underneath his chin in Wednesday's contest, it's hard to tell whether or not his absence is related to that or not given that he likely would've sat out anyway with southpaw Jordan Montgomery taking the hill for New York. Nonetheless, continue to consider Joyce day-to-day for now. Chad Pinder will take his place in right field, with Adam Rosales entering the lineup to fill the gap at shortstop.

Matt Joyce
LF/RF/DH OAK
1 week ago

Joyce suffered a laceration under his chin in Wednesday's game, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

He left the game an inning after being involved in a collision with Yonder Alonso, registering just one at-bat against the Marlins. This is pretty good news, as it does not sound like a concussion-related injury. Consider Joyce day-to-day.

Matt Joyce
LF/RF/DH OAK
1 week ago

Joyce left Wednesday's game against the Marlins after suffering an apparent head/chin injury during a collision with Yonder Alonso, John Hickey of the East Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

He tried to stay in the game but left an inning after the collision, being replaced by Rajai Davis, with Jaycob Brugman moving over to right field. Joyce was 1-for-1 prior to exiting. Consider him day-to-day for now and expect an update when the team releases the exact nature of the injury.

Matt Joyce
LF/RF/DH OAK
2 weeks ago

Joyce will start in right field and bat eighth Sunday against the Rays, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Joyce had been batting first or second in the last handful of games he's started against right-handed pitching, but he'll move to the bottom third of the order with manager Bob Melvin opting to give new callup Jaycob Brugman a look in the leadoff spot. As long as Brugman, who has posted a .429 on-base percentage through three games, continues to find success, Joyce may see his run-producing opportunities take a hit.