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Matt Joyce Has Tendinitis

So reports the Heater:

The news on OF Matt Joyce was relatively good, as executive VP Andrew Friedman said the diagnosis is tendinitis in his lower right leg and the Rays expect him to return to the field in the next few days to start doing baseball drills.

St. Petersburg Times

Obviously you would rather have a completely healthy Matt Joyce, but at least it's nothing overly serious. I think everyone was getting a wee bit antsy given the Rocco Baldelli era. Of course, Joyce appearing in a few spring training games to give us a teaser of what's to come would have been nice as well, but frankly, this the best time for something like this to pop up. The Rays won't be reliant on Joyce and he can adjust to playing with the added brace in the safe confines of Durham.