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Steve Pearce | First Baseman | #28

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: South Carolina
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 8 (0) / PIT
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Steve Pearce (elbow) went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored in his return to the Orioles' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Red Sox.
Pearce has been in and out of action for the Orioles because of a painful flexor mass strain in his right arm. He was able to play nine innings of first base on Tuesday, which is obviously a good sign. Pearce aggravated the injury last week while making a throw home from right field. Aug 17 - 8:46 AM

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Steve Pearce (elbow) flied out as a pinch-hitter Sunday against the Giants.

Pearce is still being held back by a right flexor mass strain with no timetable for his return to the field. He aggravated the injury on a throw one week ago and the O's are hoping rest will take care of it. Pearce has taken just 11 at-bats for Baltimore since being traded from the Rays at the August 1 deadline.
Aug 15 - 8:30 AM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter indicated Saturday that Steve Pearce (elbow) is not able to play the outfield yet.

He would have started Saturday had the game been in an American League park, but Pearce was limited to pinch-hitting duties because the O's didn't want to play Chris Davis in the outfield. Pearce is dealing with a right flexor mass strain that he suffered a week ago while making an errant throw from right field. It's sounding like Pearce might be limited to serving as a designated hitter against lefties down the stretch.
Aug 14 - 9:14 AM

Steve Pearce (elbow) is expected to return to the Orioles starting lineup on Saturday.

Pearce was able to hit in the batting cages without issue on Thursday and manager Buck Showalter wants to get him back in there against left-hander Madison Bumgarner on Saturday. Pearce was successfully able to avoid the disabled list with his minor elbow injury.
Aug 12 - 8:54 PM

Steve Pearce (elbow) will try hitting in a batting cage Thursday.

But he still hasn't been cleared for throwing and the O's may have to reconsider a disabled list stint if he doesn't progress to that point over the weekend. Pearce felt renewed discomfort in his right arm while making a throw home in the fifth inning Sunday and hasn't appeared in a game since.
Aug 11 - 2:13 PM

Steve Pearce (elbow) said Tuesday that he expects to avoid the disabled list.

Pearce felt renewed discomfort in his right arm after making a throw home in the fifth inning Sunday, but he has reported improvement over the last two days thanks to a cortisone injection. Pearce has been dealing with flexor tendon issues on and off this season. Consider him day-to-day.
Aug 9 - 7:45 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that a decision on Steve Pearce (flexor tendon) may be made by Wednesday.

Pearce has reported some improvement since receiving a cortisone injection for a flexor issue in his arm on Sunday. The Orioles are willing to go short-handed for a day or two to see if things improve further.
Aug 8 - 8:47 PM

Steve Pearce received a cortisone injection for his injured flexor tendon on Sunday.

It's an issue that Pearce has dealt with and managed for some time, and he's confident that he'll only need to miss a couple of days. He'll continue to mash left-handed pitching upon his return.
Aug 7 - 5:43 PM

Steve Pearce was forced to leave Sunday's game due to a flexor issue in his right arm.

Pearce looked uncomfortable after making a throw home defensively in the fifth inning and was replaced by Nolan Reimold when his spot in the order came up. The O's should have an update on his status soon, but for now consider him day-to-day.
Aug 7 - 5:23 PM

Steve Pearce is starting in right field and batting sixth Wednesday versus the Rangers.

It's his first start since the Orioles acquired him from the Rays at the trade deadline for catching prospect Jonah Heim. Pearce was sporting a .908 OPS with 10 home runs in 60 games this season for Tampa Bay and will carry DFS appeal on days he starts in Baltimore.
Aug 3 - 2:53 PM

Orioles acquired INF/OF Steve Pearce from the Rays for C Jonah Heim.

This will be a reunion of sorts for Pearce, who played for the Orioles for a little bit in 2012 and again from 2013-2015. He has an impressive .908 OPS with 10 home runs in 60 games this season and can play multiple positions on the diamond. It's a nice fit.
Aug 1 - 5:21 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Orioles have acquired Steve Pearce.

Or reacquired, actually. Of course, Pearce previously played with the Orioles in 2012 and then again from 2013-2015. The 33-year-old has rebounded this season by batting .308 with 10 homers and a .908 OPS over 60 games. He can be plugged in at multiple spots in Baltimore's lineup.
Aug 1 - 4:09 PM

Steve Pearce is drawing trade interest from the Mets, per FOX Sports' Jon Morosi.

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported the same thing two days ago, but he said the asking price was well beyond the Mets' comfort zone. Maybe it has dropped with the August 1 (4:00 p.m. ET) trade deadline looming. Pearce, an impending free agent, has batted .309/.388/.520 with 10 home runs in 60 games this season for Tampa Bay. He can play first base, some second base, and both corner outfield spots.
Aug 1 - 12:02 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Mets have interest in acquiring Steve Pearce, though the cost to acquire him is higher than they're willing to pay at this time.

The hard-hitting right-hander would provide a nice boost in the middle of the Mets lineup and his versatility would certainly help as well. Pearce, who is set to hit free agency after the season, is hitting .313/.390/.527 with 10 homers and 29 RBI in 59 games this season.
Jul 30 - 2:00 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that Steve Pearce "will be dealt."

As a versatile impending free agent who's hitting .312/.384/.528, it's no surprise that Pearce is expected to be on the move. The Indians are known to have interest in Pearce, although there figure to be other clubs involved. The Giants had been in the mix but are now likely out after acquiring Eduardo Nunez.
Jul 29 - 12:37 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Francisco Peña
1B1Chris Davis
2Steve Pearce
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Hyun Soo Kim
2Joey Rickard
3Nolan Reimold
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Mark Trumbo
DH1Pedro Alvarez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Yovani Gallardo
3Kevin Gausman
4Dylan Bundy
5Wade Miley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Vance Worley
6Ubaldo Jimenez
7Brian Duensing
8Ashur Tolliver
9T.J. McFarland
10Donnie Hart
11Parker Bridwell
12Mike Wright