Ben Joyce Earns Big-League Call-Up to Angels

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ANAHEIM, Calif. – VFL Ben Joyce of the 2022 Tennessee baseball team earned his big-league call-up on Sunday, having his contract selected by the Los Angeles Angels.

Joyce becomes the first player from the 2022 draft class to be called up to the Major Leagues. The 2022 class was a historic one for the Volunteers, as a program-record 10 individuals were selected across the three days of selections. Joyce was immediately assigned to Double-A Rocket City and played in 27 games with the Trash Pandas before his promotion, posting five saves and five holds while striking out 44 batters in 28.2 innings.

He becomes the 45th player in program history to make it to the big leagues and joins Garrett Crochet, Yan Gomes and Nick Senzel as current major-leaguers who played at Tennessee.

Joyce and the Angels face the Miami Marlins at 4:07 p.m. ET on Sunday at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.

-UT Athletics

Ben Joyce – Los Angeles Angels / Credit: UT Athletics


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