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Steve Pearce | First Baseman

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Steve Pearce is out Tuesday with a stomach virus.
The illness drove him from Sunday's series finale against the Rays and he's still apparently dealing with some symptoms. Pearce will aim to return on Wednesday. May 5 - 4:09 PM

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Steve Pearce had to leave Sunday's game against the Rays with a stomach illness.

He was hitless in two at-bats before exiting. Pearce should be fine following Monday's off day.
May 3 - 3:25 PM

Steve Pearce is starting at second base in Friday's game versus the Rays.

Pearce has never played an inning at the position in the minors or majors. Jimmy Paredes has plenty of experience at second base but is bizarrely in the designated hitter spot Friday instead of Pearce. Pearce has been a big disappointment with the bat this season, hitting just .196/.288/.314 over his first 15 games.
May 1 - 3:38 PM

Steve Pearce is not in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

It's just a day of rest for Pearce, who is hitting only .175/.267/.325 in the early going. Jimmy Paredes is in the designated hitter spot, with Chris Davis at first base.
Apr 19 - 11:16 AM

Steve Pearce is not in the Orioles' lineup Wednesday.

It appears to just be a routine day of rest. The Orioles are going with David Lough in left field and Alejandro De Aza in right field against Nathan Eovaldi and the Yankees.
Apr 15 - 3:08 PM

Steve Pearce homered for the second time in as many nights, propelling the Orioles to a 6-5 win over the Rays on Tuesday.

Pearce swatted a Nathan Karns pitch over the left field wall for a two-run home run to give the O's a 6-0 lead, and it proved to be the game-winning run. Pearce also singled and scored in the game. There was some question as to how legitimate his breakout 2014 season was, but with two homers in his first two games Pearce may be proving that last year was anything but a fluke.
Apr 7 - 11:22 PM

Steve Pearce hit a solo homer, drew a walk, and scored two runs in a win over the Rays on Monday.

Pearce was one of the biggest surprises in baseball last season, hitting .293 with 21 homers and a .930 OPS over 102 games. He still has his share of doubters, which makes sense given his track record, but he's already doing all he can to silence his critics.
Apr 6 - 6:29 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
3Jimmy Paredes
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Everth Cabrera
3Rey Navarro
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Delmon Young
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Travis Snider
2David Lough
DH1Steve Pearce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Ubaldo Jimenez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7Jason Garcia
8Kevin Gausman