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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||400.00||13.00||.242||58.00||60.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Francisco||8||2||0|| .250|| .250|| .250|
|vs Ranaudo (Career)||2||0||0||0||.333||0|
|vs RHP||71||10||0|| .184|| .169|| .141|
|12/24/2014||Matt Joyce, LF LAA|
Buster Posey, C SF
|David Price, SP DET|
Miguel Montero, C CHC
|12/24/2014||Alex Rodriguez, DH 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|
Angels' Chris Iannetta, Matt Joyce still working out of slumps
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/2/15) Angels catcher Chris Iannetta and outfielder Matt Joyce still haven't connected strongly at the plate this season. Joyce ripped a 400-foot bomb in Saturday's game, but much like his season so far, it didn't have enough power to get out of the park, according to the L.A. Times.
"The game is ruthless sometimes," Joyce said. "It doesn't necessarily care how well you're doing or what your numbers are, but you just have to keep showing up, man. Keep going, keep grinding, keep trying to work good at-bats and square the ball up, and hopefully things will turn around."
Iannetta hasn't seen much better results, hitting just .086 with 22 strikeouts so far this season.
"It's very frustrating. I'm hitting in the cage, doing early work, talking with coaches, teammates … everything I can possibly do to help myself, I'm doing. For whatever reason, things are off," Iannetta said.
Angels OF Matt Joyce hopes hit signals end of slump
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(4/26/15) Angels outfielder Matt Joyce saw his eight-game hitless streak come to an end Sunday with an eighth-inning single that ended an 0-for-26 skid. The right fielder, who figures to be a fixture in Los Angeles' lineup with the expected departure of Josh Hamilton, said he hopes the small start will lead to bigger things, according to the Los Angeles Times.
"Sometimes it's a tough game," Joyce said. "It seems like you try everything, and you put in so much time and effort and work, it gets to be frustrating. It gets to be hard to swallow and accept it, and hard to keep showing up and grinding it out."
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he will continue to stick with Joyce, who is hitting just .140 on the season.
Angels' Grant Green starting at second base Saturday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/25/15) The Angels will start Grant Green at second base Saturday, giving Johnny Giavotella just his second day off of the season, the team announced.
Green, who was called up by Los Angeles Friday, lost out on the position battle in spring training to Giavotella and is hitting .328 with four doubles and three triples in 61 at-bats so far this season for Triple-A.
Also in the starting lineup Saturday is Matt Joyce and Drew Butera, giving Collin Cowgill and Chris Iannetta the day off. The Angels are currently the favorites Saturday (-160) against the Rangers.
Matt Joyce out of Angels' lineup vs. southpaw
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/24/15) With the Angels facing Texas lefthander Wandy Rodriguez on Friday, left fielder Matt Joyce is out of the starting lineup.
Joyce has faced southpaws in just three of his 52 plate appearances this season. Collin Cowgill gets the start in left, batting seventh in the lineup. C.J. Cron is the DH, batting sixth.
The Angels are -180 money line favorites against visiting Texas.
Angels' Matt Joyce dropped to sixth in lineup
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/23/15) Angels left fielder Matt Joyce is batting sixth for a second straight day in Thursday's matchup with the A's.
Joyce served as the team's cleanup hitter against right-handed starters over the first 13 games of the season, but he's in the No. 6 slot for the second straight day Thursday due to his offensive struggles, the Orange County Register reports.
"Right now Matt just needs to take a half step back," manager Mike Scioscia said. "We moved him down in the order. Hopefully he’ll start to find some timing and find some confidence. Right now he’s searching. His at-bats showed early on that he was he starting to come around. He’s gone the other way right now. This will just take a little pressure off him."
Joyce has hit just .152/.184/.217 with five RBI in 46 at-bats.
|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 was in line to be the Angels' designated hitter against right-handed pitchers, but with Josh Hamilton's status up in the air, he's looking like a good bet to play the outfield. He still may sit regularly against left-handed pitchers, though.
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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