Joyce headed out to rehab, could return mid-week
OF Matt Joyce had a good couple days working out with the Rays and will join Class A Charlotte on Sunday for a short rehab, with the possibility he could rejoin the Rays as soon as Wednesday.
Joyce has been out since mid-June, sidelined first with a mild oblique strain, and then sustained a lower back strain during a July 4 rehab appearance.
Manager Joe Maddon said Joyce will play for Charlotte on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and then re-evaluated, with the potential to be in the Rays lineup Wednesday or Thursday.
OF Sam Fuld is also rehabbing with Charlotte, and while his surgically repaired right wrist feels good his timing is off, evidenced by his 1-for-10 showing so far. He is scheduled to move up to Triple-A Durham on Monday.