Sep 24, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Matt Joyce (20) hits a home run in the first inning of MLB game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Arbitration: Matt Joyce and Rays reach a deal

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (@TBTimes_Rays) confirms that the Rays and outfielder Matt Joyce have reached a deal avoiding arbitration.

Joyce, who plays both left and right field, will make $3.7 million going into his age-29 season. He made $2.45 million in 2013.

Over 140 games for Tampa Bay, Joyce compiled a .235/.328/.419 with 18 homers and 47 RBI. With reigning Rookie of the Year Wil Myers manning right field, Joyce figures to be the starting left fielder for Tampa Bay.

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