Joyce homers in return from neck stiffness
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Outfielder Matt Joyce returned to the Rays' lineup with a bang Sunday, after missing the previous three games with a stiff neck.
Joyce, who hadn't played since departing Wednesday's game early, went 2-for-4 and connected for a three-run homer down the right-field line in the fourth inning. The blast marked his second of the spring and first since March 5.
The outfielder is now hitting .250 (10-for-40) with seven RBIs in 15 Grapefruit League games this spring after posting a .235/.328/.419 slash line and hitting 18 home runs in 140 games last season.