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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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Orioles and OF/1B Steve Pearce avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $850,000 contract.
Pearce gets a small raise in his second year of arbitration after batting .261/.362/.420 with four home runs over 44 games for the Orioles in 2013. He'll compete for a bench spot in spring training. Mon, Dec 2, 2013 10:44:00 PM

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Steve Pearce went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three RBI, leading the Orioles to a 6-5 victory over the Red Sox on Saturday.

Pearce got the O's offense started with an RBI double off opposing starter Jon Lester in the second inning. He then delivered the key blow in the ballgame, with a two-run double off Franklin Morales in the eighth inning to put the O's on top 6-5. In what has been an injury plagued season for Pearce, he's slashing .265/.358/.427 with four homers and 13 RBI in 43 games.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 11:52:00 PM

Orioles activated INF Steve Pearce from the 15-day disabled list.

Pearce has been sidelined since August 28 with left wrist tendinitis. He returns to a .241/.328/.361 batting line over 122 plate appearances.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 03:47:00 PM

Steve Pearce (wrist) "likely won't be ready to come off [the disabled list] when eligible Thursday," according to the Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly.

Connolly tweets that Pearce's timetable won't stretch "too much longer" beyond Thursday. Pearce received an injection in his injured left wrist on Friday and has begun swinging the bat. He's been sidelined since August 28 with left wrist tendinitis.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 04:50:00 PM

Steve Pearce (wrist) will receive an injection in his injured left wrist in an attempt to help it heal.

Pearce has been sidelined since August 28 with left wrist tendinitis. He had been attempting to return to the O's on September 12, a date which may have to be pushed back after receiving the injection.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 08:42:00 AM

Orioles placed INF Steve Pearce on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 28, with left wrist tendinitis.

The move clears a spot for Michael Morse on the active roster. Pearce expects to return in two weeks when first eligible.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 11:20:00 AM

Orioles activated INF Steve Pearce from the disabled list.

Pearce wound up missing five weeks with tendinitis in both of his wrists. He'll be available on Wednesday.
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 04:32:00 PM

Steve Pearce (wrist) will continue his minor league rehab assignment with High-A Frederick.

Pearce, out since late June with tendinitis in both wrists, went 2-for-5 with an RBI over two rehab games over the weekend with the Orioles' Gulf Coast League affiliate. He should be back in early August if there are no setbacks.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 04:07:00 PM

Steve Pearce (wrist) is beginning a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Orioles Friday.

Pearce has been out since late June with tendinitis in both wrists. He should return to the Orioles early next month if all goes well.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 12:32:00 PM

Steve Pearce (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment in the next day or two.

Pearce has been doing baseball activities for a couple weeks now and is ready to test things out in games. He should return early next month.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 10:21:00 PM

Steve Pearce (wrist) is close to being cleared to start baseball activities.

The soreness in Pearce's left wrist is almost completely gone. There's no timetable for his return, but he's obviously making strides.
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 09:09:00 PM

Steve Pearce (wrist) hasn't been cleared for baseball activities.

Pearce was placed on the DL last Friday with left wrist tendinitis, but he's actually dealing with soreness in both wrists. The left one just happens to be worse. Either way, there's no timetable for his return.
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 04:51:00 PM

Steve Pearce has been given a cortisone shot in his left wrist.

Pearce was placed on the DL last Friday with left wrist tendinitis, but he's been receiving treatment on both wrists for the past month. Obviously the Orioles are hoping the shot speeds along the healing process. There's no timetable for his return.
Mon, Jun 24, 2013 10:44:00 PM

Steve Pearce has been receiving treatment on both wrists for the past month.

Pearce landed on the DL Friday with left wrist tendinitis, but he's had the same issue with his right wrist. The 30-year-old thinks the problem has cropped up due to him taking too many swings in the batting cage. He's eligible to return on July 5 but will need a rehab assignment first.
Sun, Jun 23, 2013 09:10:00 AM

Orioles placed INF/OF Steve Pearce on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 20, with left wrist tendinitis.

Miguel Gonzalez has been activated from the paternity leave list in a corresponding roster move. Pearce, 30, is batting .235/.311/.383 with three home runs and nine RBI in 28 games this season.
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 04:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Steve Clevenger
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Steve Lombardozzi
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
3Michael Almanzar
LF1David Lough
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Nick Markakis
2Francisco Peguero
DH1Nelson Cruz
2Delmon Young
3Steve Pearce
4Nolan Reimold
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Ubaldo Jimenez
3Wei-Yin Chen
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Bud Norris
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tommy Hunter
2Darren O'Day
3Brian Matusz
4Ryan Webb
5Josh Stinson
6Evan Meek
7Zach Britton
8Troy Patton
9Edgmer Escalona