Matt Joyce was a member of the Giants organization for all of three days. He was acquired just one day after he was released by the Indians -- now he's a member of the Braves, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle's Hank Schulman.
Schulman noted later that Joyce was traded for cash.
Got all of that? That's right, the 11-year veteran outfielder was a member of three different teams in the last week.
He will be joining the Braves on a minor-league deal. It appears he would have a better shot with the big league club in that organization, but a quick glance of the current Atlanta outfield has the team possibly looking at Joyce as an extra body. Ronald Acuna Jr., Ender Inciarte and Nick Markakis make up the outfield, and Joyce is working on having a bounce-back season.
The 34-year-old played in 83 games with the A's last season, boasting a .208/.322/.353 line with seven home runs and 15 RBI.
The Giants recently released veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin. This creates more space ... but for who?
The current "big-name" situation on the free agent list doesn't have any outfielders under the age of 32 available ...