|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||405.00||17.00||.247||64.00||67.00||6.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cleveland||17||4||1|| .286|| .412|| .235|
|vs House (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs LHP||34||5||1|| .143|| .265|| .147|
|12/24/2014||Matt Joyce, LF LAA|
Buster Posey, C SF
|David Price, SP DET|
Miguel Montero, C CHC
|12/24/2014||Alex Rodriguez, 3B NYY|
Matt Joyce, LF LAA
Nathan Eovaldi, SP NYY
|Michael Pineda, SP NYY|
|12/19/2014||Matt Joyce, LF LAA|
Homer Bailey, SP CIN
Joe Nathan, RP DET
|Zack Greinke, SP LAD|
|Last 10 Games|
Report: Angels exchange arbitration figures with three players
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(1/16/15) The Angels have exchanged arbitration figures with pitcher Garrett Richards, outfielder Matt Joyce and third baseman David Freese, MLB.com reports.
Richards, who is in the first of four years of arbitration eligibility, filed for $3.8 million, while the team offered $2.4 million. Joyce, who is in his final year of arbitration eligibility, filed for $5.2 million, with the team offering $4.2 million. Freese, also arbitration eligible for the final time, filed for $7.6 million, with the team offering $5.25 million.
Rays trade Matt Joyce to Angels in exchange for Kevin Jepsen
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(12/16/14) The Rays traded outfielder Matt Joyce to the Angels on Tuesday in exchange for reliever Kevin Jepsen.
"Matt was an important part of this team for the last six seasons. We appreciate his many contributions to the Rays on the field, and the professionalism he brought to the ballpark," Rays vice president of baseball operations Erik Neander said. “We’re excited about the experience Kevin brings to the bullpen, and his ability to pitch in key moments of the game."
Joyce, who was an All-Star in 2011, spent six of his seven seasons in the majors with Tampa Bay. He heads to Los Angeles with a .250/.342/.441/.783 slash line in 725 career games. Joyce has a .104 average, one home run and seven RBI in 19 games at Angel Stadium.
Jepsen is 13-18 with a 3.94 ERA over seven seasons for the Angels. He had a career-high 75 strikeouts in 65 innings in 2014, while posting a career-low 2.63 ERA.
Report: Rays' Joyce generating more trade interest than DeJesus
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(12/8/14) The Rays have received more interest in outfielder Matt Joyce than outfielder David DeJesus in early trade talks, according to ESPN baseball writer Jerry Crasnick. Joyce is in his final year of arbitration, while DeJesus is signed through 2015 but has a $5 million team option ($1 million buyout) for 2016.
Report: Rays put Matt Joyce on the trade block
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(11/21/14) The Rays have put outfielder Matt Joyce on the trade block, according to FoxSports.com.
The 30-year-old Joyce hit .254/.349/.383 over 418 at-bats last year. Joyce has always been a superior hitter against righties, and has often been utilized in a platoon role.
|2014 summary: The team-wide power outage that plagued the Rays last season extended to Matt Joyce, as the seven-year veteran failed to hit at least 15 home runs for the first time since 2010. After clouting 18 long balls in 2013, Joyce mustered just nine of them in 2014. Despite the relative lack of thump, Joyce's batting average (.254) and run production (52 RBI, 51 runs) were not markedly different than his numbers from the previous two years. Joyce's six-year run in Tampa Bay ended this offseason when he was traded to the Angels for reliever Kevin Jepsen.|
Playing time status: Joyce will be the Angels' designated hitter against right-handed starters, but he is not likely to get more than a handful of plate appearances against lefties.
2015 outlook: Even when Joyce was hitting for more power, he didn't play enough or produce enough in other areas to be very useful in standard mixed leagues. Now that he is less reliable as a home run producer, his value in deeper mixed leagues is more questionable. He is still a late-round option in those formats and a must-own in AL-only leagues.
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