Athletics' Matt Joyce: Lands two-year deal with A's
Joyce agreed to a two-year, $11 million contract with the A's on Wednesday, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.
Joyce figures to occupy the strong side of a right field platoon in Oakland, with Jake Smolinski spelling him against lefties. He boasts a career .252/.353/.449 slash line against righties, and last year he improved upon that career line, thanks largely to a 20.3 percent walk rate and 12 homers in just 197 at-bats against righties. If he can maintain that kind of patience, he could work his way into a spot near the top of Oakland's lineup. The fact that he won't be an everyday player and lacks standout tools makes him less appealing in standard leagues, but in deeper leagues and AL-only formats he makes for a relatively cheap, high floor option thanks to his established excellence against righties.