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Joyce sees promise in 2017 A's upon arrival

Veteran Matt Joyce, signed by the A's to a two-year deal to play in a platoon in right field, descended upon A's camp Thursday morning following an adventurous travel day to the desert.
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3 days ago

Report: A’s considering run at Edwin Encarnacion

It was just a few short years ago that the Oakland Athletics almost swooped up Edwin Encarnacion. Back in 2010, the A’s put in a waiver claim on the then-struggling infielder before seeing the Toronto Blue Jays pull him back off waivers. Now, six years later, Encarnacion is on the free agent market as one of the most feared power hitters in the game. Uncharacteristic of the small...
Via Sportsnaut
December 15, 2016  |  Discuss

The A’s Just Added a Cheap Breakout Slugger

Last year, the A’s couldn’t play defense. Matt Joyce isn’t really going to help with that. Last year, the A’s couldn’t keep their pitchers healthy. Matt Joyce isn’t really going to help with that. And, last year, the A’s couldn’t hit very much. Matt Joyce is probably going to help with that. Here’s the deal — around this time of year, we write about a lot of transactions...
Via Fangraphs
November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: A’s sign former All-Star Matt Joyce to two-year contract

The always bargain shopping Oakland Athletics may have pulled off one of the best value deals thus far during the Major League Baseball offseason. According to various reports, the A’s have signed veteran outfielder Matt Joyce to a two-year deal worth $11 million. Source: #Athletics in agreement with Matt Joyce on two-year, $11M contract, pending physical. — Ken Rosenthal...
Via Sportsnaut
November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Angels stockpile outfielders, acquire Murphy and DeJesus

By Dave Cameron  Yesterday, the Angels picked up Shane Victorino to serve as the right-handed portion of an LF platoon, presumably spelling Matt Joyce against left-handers. Today, though, the team imported two left-handed part-time outfielders, making Joyce particularly redundant. In a pair of moves reported at virtually the same time, the Angels have acquired David Murphy from...
Via Fangraphs
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Joyce benched, fined after forgetting Angels had day game

By Steve DelVecchio Los Angeles Angels outfielder Matt Joyce was scratched from the lineup on Monday after he arrived late to the ballpark. His excuse was pretty embarrassing. On Tuesday, Joyce admitted to reporters that he thought his team’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays was a night game. First pitch was at 1:07 p.m. “It was a mistake,” Joyce said, per Jeff Fletcher...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Joyce's monster day powers Rays to win over Orioles

BALTIMORE -- Matt Joyce homered twice, had a career-high five hits and drove in four runs to power the Tampa Bay Rays past the Baltimore Orioles 12-7 Sunday. Tampa Bay totaled 11 extra base hits -- five homers and six doubles. The Rays trailed 4-3 before Kevin Kiermaier and Logan Forsythe went deep during a seven-run sixth inning that sent many in the crowd of 32,665 scattering toward...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ball fired back at Matt Joyce after he hits ball back into pitching machine (video)

Your browser does not support iframes. During batting practice on Thursday before the Tampa Bay Rays hosted the Houston Astros at Tropicana Field, Rays designated hitter Matt Joyce hit a million-to-one shot that probably could not be replicated even if he tried to do it again, um, a million times. While taking some swings in […] The post Ball fired back at Matt Joyce after he hits...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Joyce Hits Ball Into Pitching Machine; Machine Fires Back (Video)

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Matt Joyce got two for the price of one Thursday night. Before taking on the Houston Astros, the Rays took their normally scheduled batting practice using a pitching machine. But instead of just hitting the ball into the field of play, Joyce pulled off some wizardry that Harry Potter would have been proud of. Your browser does not support iframes. Joyce...
Via NESN.com
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Joyce gives Rays reason for forget offensive pain for a short while

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In Wednesday morning's wee hours, Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Matt Joyce found himself in a contemplative mood made possible because of uncommon frustration. Baseball will drive those within the game crazy sometimes, he understood, and his team was mired in a crazy-bad state following Tuesday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals at Tropicana Field. The Rays' scoreless...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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