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Steve Pearce | First Baseman

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Steve Pearce went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI against the Pirates on Sunday.
Pearce is 8-for-20 with a couple of homers. It's uncertain where exactly he'll get the bulk of his playing time early on, but he should be a fixture in the middle of the Baltimore lineup. We don't expect him to hit like he did last year and remain a force in mixed leagues, Mar 15 - 5:48 PM

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Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday that Steve Pearce could get some time at third base this spring.

It's not something that will happen early on in spring training and the Orioles just want to keep their options open. Pearce hasn't played third base since 2011 as a member of the Pirates.
Feb 24 - 1:21 PM

Orioles and 1B/OF Steve Pearce avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.7 million contract.

It's the exact midpoint between arbitration figures exchanged earlier this month. Pearce is slated to be Baltimore's regular designated hitter in 2015 after last year's surprising showing.
Jan 30 - 3:52 PM

Steve Pearce requested $5.4 million and was offered $2 million by the Orioles when arbitration figures were exchanged.

That's a massive gap, so this could be headed for a hearing unless something greatly compromises. MLBTradeRumors.com projected Pearce to make $2.2 million in his final year of arbitration.
Jan 16 - 5:50 PM

Steve Pearce hit a game-tying solo home run in the ninth inning, but it wasn't enough for the Orioles as they suffered a walk-off loss against the Yankees on Thursday.

The O's entered the top of the ninth trailing three runs, and Pearce stepped to the plate after Adam Jones had hit a two-run home run. Pearce crushed a David Robertson offering to left-center to tie the game up, but the O's would lose in the bottom half on Derek Jeter's walk-off single. Pearce continues to hit the ball well, as he's batting .295/.373/.560 with 21 home runs and 49 RBI. The Orioles are hoping that can be brought into the playoffs.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 10:36:00 PM

Steve Pearce (wrist) is back in the Orioles' starting lineup on Thursday versus the Yankees.

Pearce played the final three innings of Wednesday's win with no issues and he's been given the go-ahead to return to starting duties on Thursday night. He was out of the lineup five straight games with a sore wrist.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 03:48:00 PM

Steve Pearce (wrist) played the final three innings of Wednesday's win against the Yankees.

Pearce took over at first base in the bottom of the seventh inning and lined out in his only at-bat. He had been sidelined for five days with soreness in his right wrist. Look for him to return to the O's starting lineup for good on Thursday evening. Pearce will be an important bat for the American League East champions during the postseason.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 08:40:00 AM

Steve Pearce (wrist) is now expected to return to the Orioles' starting lineup on Thursday.

Pearce received a cortisone shot for his sore right wrist on Saturday and was aiming to return Wednesday, but the AL East champions can afford to give him a little more rest. Pearce is batting .297/.376/.557 with 20 home runs in 98 games this season.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 05:52:00 PM

Steve Pearce (wrist) is aiming to return Wednesday.

Pearce got a cortisone shot in his sore right wrist on Saturday and told reporters Monday that he already feels much better. The Orioles have already clinched the American League East, so they can play it safe.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 03:50:00 PM

Steve Pearce will sit for at least the next couple of days after receiving a cortisone shot for his sore right wrist on Saturday.

That should mean a couple of more starts for Christian Walker, who hit his first big-league homer as the fill-in first baseman tonight.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 10:21:00 PM

Steve Pearce was scratched from the Orioles starting lineup on Saturday due to a sore right wrist.

The injury is believed to be minor, the Orioles are simply playing things cautiously. The 31-year-old is having a breakout season, slashing .297/.376/.557 with 20 homers and 48 RBI in his 98 games.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 06:16:00 PM

Steve Pearce swatted a pair of home runs and knocked in four runs in Wednesday's victory against the Blue Jays.

Pearce broke a scoreless tie with a solo shot off of J.A. Happ in the third inning, then made it 4-0 with a three-run shot off of Happ in the fifth. The 31-year-old journeyman now has 20 home runs, 48 RBI, and a .297/.375/.560 slash line. The Orioles, who clinched the AL East on Tuesday, have won 17 of their last 21 contests.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 10:43:00 PM

Steve Pearce's first-inning three-run home run gave the Orioles a lead they would not relinquish as they clinched the AL East with a win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Pearce put the O's up 3-1 with the jack in the first off of Drew Hutchison. It was perhaps the most poetic way for the Orioles to clinch, as Pearce has been a key contributor who came out of nowhere, in a season in which the club has gotten little out of Matt Wieters, Manny Machado, and Chris Davis. Pearce now has 18 home runs, 44 RBI, and a .294/.371/.541 slash line.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 10:24:00 PM

Steve Pearce went 2-for-4 and drove home the tying run with an RBI double in the ninth inning of Sunday's come-from-behind victory over the Yankees.

Pearce, who will continue to function as the Orioles primary first baseman for the remainder of the season, is now hitting .290/.365/.532 with 17 homers and 40 RBI over 93 games in what has been a breakthrough season for the 31-year-old.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 11:37:00 PM

Steve Pearce went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double against the Yankees on Saturday.

It was his 17th homer of the season and his first since August 28. We've been waiting for Pearce to slow down all year, but he now owns an impressive .287/.364/.529 batting line across 93 games. He has gone from a part-time player to a lineup staple.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 06:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Steve Clevenger
1B1Chris Davis
2Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Everth Cabrera
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
3Jimmy Paredes
4Jayson Nix
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Delmon Young
3Chris Parmelee
4Nolan Reimold
CF1Adam Jones
2Julio Borbon
RF1Travis Snider
2Delmon Young
3David Lough
DH1Steve Pearce
2J.P. Arencibia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
6Ubaldo Jimenez
7Logan Verrett
8Jason Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7T.J. McFarland
8Ryan Webb
9Chaz Roe
10Cesar Cabral
11Mark Hendrickson