CLEVELAND — Before Saturday’s game against the Indians, Oakland placed outfielder Matt Joyce on the disabled list with a recurrence of the back issues that landed him on the DL earlier in the season.
Nick Martini, riding a 65-game on-base streak at Triple-A Nashville, was recalled to fill the outfield spot.
Manager Bob Melvin said Joyce will see Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles in the next few days.
“I can see in batting practice he’s having a tough time pulling the ball and driving the ball,” Melvin said. “He wants to be there for his team, but it came to a head (Friday) and we had a conversation. The best thing to do is to try to get him healthy.