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Steve Pearce | First Baseman | #28

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: South Carolina
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 8 (0) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Rays placed 1B/OF Steve Pearce on the 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring.
Pearce strained the hamstring in the ninth inning of Monday's game against the Indians and will likely be out for the next three weeks. Corey Dickerson is at DH and Jaff Decker, Desmond Jennings, and Taylor Motter are starting in the outfield for Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Jun 21 - 3:51 PM

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Steve Pearce (hamstring) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Indians.

Pearce injured his hamstring on Monday, but the Rays appear prepared to wait things out for a couple of days before deciding if he needs a stint on the disabled list. Corey Dickerson will serve as the designated hitter on Tuesday while Jaff Decker, Desmond Jennings, and Taylor Motter will start across the outfield.

Steve Pearce (hamstring) expects that the Rays will wait a few days before deciding on a possible stint on the disabled list.

Pearce suffered a hamstring injury in the ninth inning Monday, but he said after the game that he felt "a hard grab" and not a pop. It's encouraging news, but the Rays could make a move quickly if he doesn't show progress soon.
Jun 20 - 10:35 PM

Rays manager Kevin Cash confirmed that Steve Pearce suffered a hamstring injury Monday.

Pearce suffered the injury in the ninth inning of Monday's game versus the Indians. While it didn't look good, Cash said they don't know yet how severe the injury is or whether it will require a stint on the disabled list. We should know more Tuesday.
Jun 20 - 10:09 PM

Steve Pearce exited Monday's game against the Indians in the ninth inning with an apparent hamstring injury.

The Rays continue to have zero luck on the health front. Of all things, Pearce hurt the hamstring running out a fly ball in the ninth inning. The Rays should pass along an update on his status after the game.
Jun 20 - 9:39 PM

Steve Pearce scattered three singles Thursday in a loss to the Mariners.

The hits keep on coming for Pearce, who has seen his average grow from .302 to .346 over his last nine games. He's logged six extra-base hits in that span including four doubles. Pearce's luck will have to run out at some point—his .361 BABIP is unsustainable—but for now the hot-hitting 33-year-old needs to be in all fantasy lineups.
Jun 16 - 8:06 PM

Steve Pearce stayed hot on Friday as he cracked three hits, including two doubles, and plated two RBI in four at-bats.

Back in the lineup after nursing an elbow injury in recent days, Steve Pearce picked right up where he left off. Now batting .333 he has given his fantasy owners a big boost this season. Limited to 42 games so far, he has netted eight home runs, 20 runs and 23 RBI. If he stays healthy he should be an everyday player from here on out. He should be getting second base eligibility soon in most formats if he doesn't have it already. Pearce hit poorly last year but he has done this before, putting up a .293/.373/.556 line in 2014 in 338 ABs.
Jun 11 - 12:05 AM

Steve Pearce (elbow) is expected to return to the Rays' starting lineup on Friday.

Pearce has been on the bench for the Rays' three-game series this week in Arizona because there is no DH allowed under NL rules and manager Kevin Cash is concerned about a possible re-injury of Pearce's troublesome right elbow if he lets the 33-year-old play the field. Up next for Tampa Bay is a weekend series at home against the Astros, back under American League rules. Pearce has a stellar .316/.399/.534 batting line with eight home runs and 20 RBI in 40 games this season.
Jun 8 - 9:14 AM

Steve Pearce is not in Monday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

Pearce returned to the lineup over the weekend as the designated hitter, but he doesn't want to risk a setback with his recent elbow issue and play in the field under National League rules. We might not see him in the lineup again until Friday.
Jun 6 - 6:29 PM

Steve Pearce (elbow) is back in the Rays' starting lineup Saturday against the Twins.

It's Pearce's first start since Tuesday. Pearce will serve as the DH and hit cleanup. Logan Morrison will draw another start at first base. The veteran has hit .325 with seven homers and 15 RBI since May 1.
Jun 4 - 1:53 PM

Steve Pearce said his sore right elbow is "getting a lot better."

Pearce has sat out two of the last three games and hasn't started since Tuesday. Rays manager Kevin Cash would prefer Pearce return to the lineup as a DH before settling back in at first base, though the DH won't be available next week when the team travels to Arizona. Logan Morrison has been starting in his absence.
Jun 4 - 9:44 AM

Steve Pearce (elbow) remained out of the Rays' lineup Friday.

Pearce had a pinch-hit single in Thursday's loss to the Twins, but he's out of the lineup again for a third straight game due to inflammation in his right elbow. He should be back in there at some point over the weekend. Taylor Motter is at second base. The Rays also have Mikie Mahtook in center field over Desmond Jennings.

Steve Pearce (elbow) had a pinch-hit single in Thursday's loss to the Twins.

His pinch-hit knock with two outs in the ninth inning got the tying run to the plate, but Brandon Guyer grounded out to end it. It was Pearce's first plate appearance since he exited Tuesday's contest with inflammation in his right elbow. He could be ready to return to the lineup Friday.
Jun 3 - 8:07 AM

Steve Pearce (elbow) remained out of the Rays' starting lineup Thursday against the Twins.

It's his second straight absence. He's still dealing with inflammation in his right elbow. Pearce has been a pleasant surprise this year, hitting .298 with eight homers and 20 RBI. Consider him day-to-day. Logan Morrison will handle first base and hit cleanup on Thursday night.
Jun 2 - 5:09 PM

Rays manager Kevin Cash said that Steve Pearce (elbow) will be available to pinch hit on Wednesday.

Pearce isn't in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals and has dealt with right elbow inflammation for much of the season. On Tuesday, he aggravated the injury with a checked swing and a diving attempt at a grounder.
Jun 1 - 6:41 PM

Depth Charts

C1Hank Conger
2Curt Casali
1B1Steve Pearce
2Logan Morrison
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Taylor Motter
3Nick Franklin
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Brandon Guyer
2Desmond Jennings
3Jaff Decker
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Oswaldo Arcia
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Matt Moore
5Blake Snell
6Matt Andriese
7Alex Cobb
8Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Ryan Webb
6Tyler Sturdevant
7Erasmo Ramirez
8Ryan Garton
9Danny Farquhar