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Joyce on verge of everyday status?

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08:36 AM ET 01.03 | As spring training nears, the Rays aren't likely to land any new impact players via free agency. You look at the free agents available and you consider the money the Rays have to spend -- or are willing to spend -- and you keep in mind their reluctance to trade a pitcher and it's not hard to reach this conclusion: It's time Matt Joyce sees left-handed pitching. ... He has the kind of pop in his bat than can provide protection for Evan Longoria. But so far, the left-handed-hitting Joyce has mainly been used against right-handed pitching. In fact, Joyce has started against a lefty only five times at the major-league level. In 51 career at-bats against lefties, Joyce is batting .157 with zero home runs and six RBIs.

The Tampa Tribune

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January 3, 2011  12:30 PM ET

50% for the spammers...well done. I agree atro there is no sense is just waiting around with him. Get him playing. Maybe they can get a prospect or two for him

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January 3, 2011  01:41 PM ET

Rays may not have a choice but to play him everyday.

January 3, 2011  04:35 PM ET

Of couse, the Rays let half their team go.

 
January 3, 2011  06:27 PM ET

Good Luck Joyce!!!

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