Rays have made Matt Joyce “available” for trade


Tampa Bay isn’t done dealing, as Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that the Rays have made corner outfielder Matt Joyce “available on the trade market” and “have had some talks with other clubs” about him.

Joyce has been a productive regular for the Rays since 2010, hitting .251 with a .778 OPS in 622 games while facing mostly right-handed pitching. This season he hit .254 with nine homers and a .732 OPS in 140 games.

Joyce is 30 years old, under team control for just one more season, and due for a raise to around $5 million via arbitration, so it makes sense that the Rays would be looking to deal him.