Angels assign Ben Joyce to minor league ahead of opening day

Opening day in Major League Baseball is taking place on Thursday for the Angels.

Baltimore will host Los Angeles on Thursday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. First pitch is slated for 3:05 p.m. EDT.

Ahead of opening day, the Angels assigned former Tennessee pitcher Ben Joyce to the Rocket City Trash Pandas. The Trash Pandas compete in the Southern League and are a Double-A affiliate of Los Angeles.

Joyce was selected by the Angels in the third round (No. 89 overall) of the 2022 Major League Baseball draft.

He appeared in 27 games and started one contest in his final season at Tennessee in 2022.

Joyce had a 2-1 record, while totaling 53 strikeouts in 32.1 innings pitched during the 2022 campaign.

Tennessee won the Southeastern Conference East division for the second consecutive season, the league regular season and tournament championships in 2022.

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