Joyce was placed on the 10-day injured list with a calf injury Wednesday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Joyce had gone hitless with two runs, three walks and three strikeouts in his last nine games, but he's been bothered by calf and ankle injuries. Mickey Moniak and Scott Kingery were called up after Joyce and Roman Quinn (finger) were placed on the injured list.
Joyce is out of lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Joyce started in both of the last two games, but he'll head to the bench with Bryce Harper (wrist/face) checking back into the lineup. The 36-year-old has picked up just 32 plate appearances on the season and will likely fill a limited bench role now that the Phillies have both of their everyday corner outfielders (Harper and Andrew McCutchen) healthy.
Joyce was told Friday that he'd won a roster spot, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Joyce joined the Phillies as a non-roster invitee in February and evidently did enough to earn a bench spot. He's limited defensively to the outfield corners, so he won't find himself in the lineup on a regular basis unless Bryce Harper or Andrew McCutchen get hurt, but he should still help the Phillies as a bench bat.
Joyce has a strong chance to win a bench spot this spring, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Joyce is in camp as a non-roster invitee, but he made Gelb's projected Opening Day roster, which is based on conversations with scouts and team officials. Joyce won't be stealing many at-bats in the outfield corners from Bryce Harper and Andrew McCutchen, but he fits in well as a pinch hitter. He'll have to do enough in camp to convince the Phillies to designate someone for assignment to make room for him, but starting spring training by going 5-for-10 with three walks certainly doesn't hurt.
Joyce signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies on Wednesday as a non-roster invitee, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Joyce will join his fourth team in as many seasons and will compete for a platoon role on the major-league roster heading into the 2021 campaign. The 36-year-old appeared in 46 games for Miami last year, slashing .252/.351/.331 with two home runs and 14 RBI.
Joyce will sit for Game 3 of the NLDS against the Braves on Thursday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Joyce sits even with a righty (Kyle Wright) on the mound for Atlanta. Jon Berti moves out to right field in his absence, with Jazz Chisholm getting a start at second base.
Joyce will be on the bench for Game 1 of the NLDS against Atlanta, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
As usual, Joyce hits the bench with a lefty (Max Fried) on the mound for the opposition. Lewis Brinson starts in right field in his absence.
Joyce is out of the lineup Friday against the Yankees, Andre Fernandez of Sirius XM Radio reports.
Joyce will once again take a seat with left-hander J.A. Happ starting for the Yankees. Lewis Brinson receives the start in right field for the Marlins.
Joyce isn't in Wednesday's lineup against Atlanta.
Joyce will get a day off with southpaw Max Fried taking the mound for Atlanta on Wednesday. Lewis Brinson will take over in right field.
Joyce will be on the bench against lefty Patrick Corbin and the Nationals on Saturday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
The veteran outfielder hasn't made a single start against a southpaw all season, and that trend will continue here. Lewis Brinson takes over in right field in his absence.
Joyce isn't in the lineup for the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Nationals.
Even with a right-hander (Wil Crowe) on the mound for the Nationals, Joyce will take a breather for the second game of Friday's twin bill. Lewis Brinson will take his place in right field.
Joyce will sit Wednesday against southpaw Mike Kickham and the Red Sox, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Joyce hasn't made a single start against a lefty this season, and that trend will continue here. Lewis Brinson gets the nod in right field in his absence.
Joyce isn't in the lineup Wednesday against Atlanta.
Joyce will take a seat with left-hander Tommy Milone on the mound for Atlanta. Monte Harrison will take his place in right field.
Joyce went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in a victory over Atlanta on Tuesday.
Joyce put Miami on the board in the second inning with a 386-foot shot to right field. The long ball was only his second of the campaign and first since Aug. 22. Joyce extended his hitting streak to five games with the blast; over that span, he has gone 5-for-14 with four RBI.
Joyce remains on the bench Saturday against the Rays, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Joyce sits for the third straight game as the Marlins face their third straight lefty in Blake Snell. Lewis Brinson will start in right field.
Joyce is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rays, Andre Fernandez of Sirius XM Radio reports.
Joyce will once again head to the bench with a left-hander, Josh Fleming, taking the mound for Tampa Bay. Lewis Brinson receives the start in right field for the Marlins.
Joyce is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
The lefty-hitting Joyce will get the day off with southpaw Hyun-Jin Ryu on the bump for Toronto. Lewis Brinson will fill in for Joyce in right field and will bat seventh.
Joyce is not in the lineup Sunday against the Rays, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Joyce will sit for the third straight contest as Tampa Bay starts another southpaw in Blake Snell. Lewis Brinson starts in right field Sunday for Miami.
Joyce isn't in Saturday's lineup against the Rays.
Joyce will take a seat once again with left-hander Josh Fleming on the mound for Tampa Bay. Jesus Sanchez will start in right field.
Joyce is out of the lineup Friday against the Rays.
Joyce will take a seat with southpaw Ryan Yarbrough on the mound for Tampa Bay. Lewis Brinson slides over the right field with Jon Berti starting in center Friday.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/04||vs MIL||W 6-5||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/03||vs MIL||W 4-3||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/02||vs NYM||L 7-8||0||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|05/01||vs NYM||L 4-5||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|04/30||vs NYM||W 2-1||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|04/29||@ STL||L 3-4||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|04/28||@ STL||W 5-3||1||1||0||0||0||1||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2010||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||10||29||6||11||5||0||2||8||10||8||1||0||.379||.525||.759|
|2012||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||2||8||2||2||1||0||0||2||1||1||0||0||.250||.333||.375|
|2015||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||11||36||3||12||1||0||2||6||5||9||0||0||.333||.419||.528|