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Steve Pearce | Outfielder | #28

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (34) / 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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Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Tuesday that Steve Pearce (calf) will travel to Florida in the next day or so to begin his rehab process.
Pearce was placed on the disabled list Monday due to a right calf strain. Fortunately for the Blue Jays, it doesn't sound like he's facing a lengthy absence. May 16 - 1:36 PM

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Blue Jays placed OF/1B Steve Pearce on the 10-day disabled list with a right calf strain.

Pearce suffered the injury during Sunday's game against the Mariners. It's unclear how much time he'll need to miss. Leonel Campos will return from the minors to replace him on the active roster, as the Blue Jays are content to go with a short bench.
May 15 - 3:40 PM

Steve Pearce was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Mariners with right calf tightness.

Pearce had doubled in his lone at-bat before departing on Sunday and is now hitting .205/.256/.373 on the season. He'll head for a precautionary MRI, after which the Jays should have an update on a timetable for his return.
May 14 - 4:42 PM

Steve Pearce exited Sunday's game versus the Mariners with an apparent leg injury.

Pearce looked to tweak something as he legged out a double and then limped back to the dugout. The Blue Jays should have an update on his status shortly.
May 14 - 1:56 PM

Steve Pearce hit a three-run home run in Thursday's win over the Mariners.

Pearce capped a five-run fifth inning with his three-run shot against Mariners starter Chase De Jong. It was his only hit in four at-bats on the night. That's been a theme for Pearce this season, as he's got four homers but just 15 hits in 78 at-bats. That's good for a .192/.247/.359 line through his first 25 games as a Blue Jay.
May 11 - 10:28 PM

Steve Pearce drilled a three-run homer in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.

Things started well for the Blue Jays as they scored six times in the first two frames but that was all she wrote and the Yankees pulled out the victory in the late innings. Pearce hit the bomb off starter CC Sabathia in the first inning. It has been a rough season for Pearce so far as he is batting just .230/.277/.393 with three homers and six RBI. He does have a good track record however so there is hope he could turn things around soon.
May 3 - 11:56 PM

Steve Pearce went 4-for-4 and knocked his first two home runs of the season on Tuesday against the Yankees.

The beginning of Pearce's Blue Jays career hasn't gone as hoped, but he showed up in this one. The 34-year-old singled in the second inning, took Masahiro Tanaka deep with a solo shot in the fifth, got to Tanaka with another solo blast in the seventh and concluded his night with a double in the eighth. Hopefully the big night will get Pearce going.
May 2 - 10:47 PM

Steve Pearce is absent from the Blue Jays' lineup Sunday.

The Jays are going with Ezequiel Carrera in left field and Justin Smoak at first base. Pearce is off to a 3-for-17 start at the plate.
Apr 9 - 10:47 AM

Steve Pearce is making his first start in the outfield on Saturday in an exhibition against the Canadian junior team.

It isn't quite Grapefruit League action, but it's a very encouraging sign. Pearce is hitting cleanup and playing left field in that lineup. Barring any setbacks, he should be able to play the outfield on Opening Day as he has been targeting.
Mar 25 - 8:34 AM

Steve Pearce (forearm) has progressed well in his recovery and is on track to be able to play the outfield on Opening Day.

Pearce is scheduled to hit in a minor league game on Friday and will play first base on Sunday. Provided there are no setbacks in his throwing program, he could be cleared to play the outfield at the start of the regular season.
Mar 17 - 9:45 AM

Steve Pearce doubled and walked Friday in the Blue Jays' 6-2 win over the Tigers.

The game was stopped in the bottom of the ninth after T.J. House was struck by a liner and taken to the hospital. Pearce, who is coming off forearm surgery, was used as a DH again today and is still likely a week from taking the field. He's 3-for-9 with a couple of walks in four games. The Jays are hoping to use him in left field at the beginning of the year, but it remains to be seen whether he'll be up to it.
Mar 10 - 4:48 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Friday that he expects Steve Pearce (forearm) to be limited to designated hitter duty until March 19 or so.

Pearce has been taking ground balls and fly balls regularly, but he's being eased into a throwing program following surgery last September to repair flexor tendons in his right forearm. His time in the field will be fairly limited this spring, and he probably won't see much, if any, time in the outfield at the beginning of the regular season. However, Pearce should still get at-bats early on between first base and possibly DH.
Source: Sportsnet
Mar 3 - 5:16 PM

Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said Monday that there are "varying opinions" on whether Steve Pearce (forearm) will be ready to play the outfield on Opening Day.

Pearce had surgery last September to repair flexor tendons in his right forearm. Atkins said that Pearce is "at schedule, projected that he can play on opening day" and "been meeting every threshold" in his rehab. However, it appears that he could initially be limited to infield and designated hitter duty at the beginning of the season. "We’re certainly not going to rush him or push him if there’s doubt or speculation if that’s best for him," Atkins said.
Source: Sportsnet
Feb 13 - 6:53 PM

Blue Jays signed INF/OF Steve Pearce to a two-year, $12.5 million contract.

Pearce gets a nice payday after slashing .288/.374/.492 in 302 plate appearances this summer between the Rays and Orioles, while appearing defensively at first base, second base, third base, and both corner outfield spots. He carries durability issues and will turn 34 years old next April, but the guy has always mashed left-handed pitching when healthy and he brings a good amount of offensive and defensive versatility to Toronto's roster.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 10:38:00 AM

ESPN's Buster Olney confirms the Blue Jays have signed Steve Pearce to a two-year, $12.5 million free agent contract.

Pearce has appeared in 100-plus games just once in his major league career, but he mashes left-handed pitching (.309/.411/.617 vs. lefties in 2016) and can play multiple positions defensively. It's a nice pickup at a reasonable price, and he should do very well as a platoon-type player in hitter-friendly Toronto. The agreement is only pending a physical. Pearce is coming off September surgery to repair flexor tendons in his right forearm but should be ready by Opening Day.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 09:44:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Luke Maile
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Chris Coghlan
LF1Steve Pearce
2Ezequiel Carrera
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
3Anthony Alford
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6Joe Biagini
7Mike Bolsinger
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Jason Grilli
3Joe Smith
4J.P. Howell
5Aaron Loup
6Ryan Tepera
7Danny Barnes
8Glenn Sparkman
9Bo Schultz
10Dominic Leone