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Steve Pearce | Outfielder | #28

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (35) / 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 went 3-for-4 with a double and a pair of singles in Friday's 2-1 road loss against the Angels.
Pearce was fresh off the 10-day disabled list, and he certainly looked healthy and rested with no ill effects of the oblique injury which forced him out of action since May 3. The 35-year-old will be back in a utility role for the Jays. Jun 23 - 3:13 AM

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Blue Jays activated OF Steve Pearce from the 10-day disabled list.

Pearce will jump right back into the Blue Jays' lineup, batting leadoff against left-hander Andrew Heaney on Friday. Pearce was hitting .273/.333/.485 with three homers and 13 RBI in 22 games before he was sidelined with the oblique injury.
Jun 22 - 8:05 PM

Steve Pearce (oblique) will be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

He went 4-for-11 with a homer and three RBI over a four-game rehab stint for Triple-A Buffalo. The 35-year-old will occupy a utility role upon his return.
Jun 21 - 8:19 PM

Steve Pearce (oblique) hit a three-run homer in his third rehab game Tuesday at Triple-A Buffalo.

Pearce also played five innings in left field, after starting at DH in his first two minor league rehab games. He is 4-for-8 on the farm and would seem to be on track to return to the Blue Jays' active roster by this weekend. The 35-year-old has been on the disabled list since May 3 because of an oblique strain.
Jun 19 - 9:15 PM

Steve Pearce (oblique) could begin playing in game by the end of this week.

Pearce's recovery from a strained oblique has come along very slowly but he appears to finally be making real progress. He's been out since the beginning of May and will need a handful of rehab games.
Jun 10 - 12:30 PM

Steve Pearce (oblique) has progressed to taking dry swings.

He's still unable to take batting practice, but it's a small step in the right direction after he was basically stalled for a month after suffering the injury in early May. Given that he's still relegated to just swinging the bat there remains no timetable for his return.
Jun 2 - 7:34 PM

Steve Pearce has still shown little improvement with his strained oblique.

Pearce has already missed a month of action and his return is obviously not imminent. When he does make it back he'll be joining a crowded Blue Jays outfield.
Jun 1 - 5:11 PM

Steve Pearce (oblique) will begin a hitting progression this week.

Pearce has been out for almost a month now due to an oblique strain, but he's finally ready to start ramping things up. He's been missed with the Blue Jays, as the 35-year-old had an .818 OPS with three home runs and 13 RBI through 22 games this season.
May 28 - 12:09 PM

Steve Pearce (oblique) has not yet been cleared for baseball activities.

Pearce was placed on the disabled list May 3 after being diagnosed with an oblique strain and it sounds like he could remain sidelined until sometime in early June. The 35-year-old had an .818 OPS with three home runs and 13 RBI through 22 games this season with the Blue Jays.
May 15 - 4:58 PM

Blue Jays placed Steve Pearce on the 10-day disabled list with an oblique strain.

Pearce missed two games with tightness in his rib cage earlier this week and lasted just five innings before re-injuring himself on Thursday. The 35-year-old utility man has hit .273 with three homers in 66 at-bats this year.
May 3 - 8:40 PM

Steve Pearce (ribcage) remains out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon.

Pearce was a late scratch from Tuesday night's game against the Twins after experiencing tightness in his ribcage during pregame batting practice. The 35-year-old is considered day-to-day.
May 2 - 10:57 AM

Steve Pearce was scratched from the Blue Jays' lineup Tuesday due to ribcage tightness.

It was initially described as a "manager's decision" by a Blue Jays spokesperson. Pearce felt the discomfort during pregame batting practice and might need to sit out a couple more games. Consider him day-to-day for now.
May 2 - 12:02 AM

Steve Pearce was scratched from the starting lineup Tuesday on a "manager's decision," per a Blue Jays spokesperson.

Mariners skipper Scott Servais should provide details after the game. Kendrys Morales will DH instead and bat seventh versus Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson.
May 1 - 7:38 PM

Steve Pearce went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox.

He doubled and scored in the first inning, then added an RBI-single in the fifth. The 35-year-old veteran has been a solid hitter throughout his career when healthy -- the problem is he has rarely been healthy for long. He is rocking a .314/.375/.569 slash line with three homers and 11 RBI in 56 plate appearances and makes for a good fantasy play whenever he is in the Blue Jays' lineup.
Apr 25 - 11:43 PM

Steve Pearce went 1-for-3 and drove in the Blue Jays' lone run in Saturday's loss to the Yankees.

Pearce continues to perform when given the opportunity against opposing left-handers, doing so out of the leadoff spot in the lineup on Saturday. He singled in Randal Grichuk to trim their deficit to 2-1 in the fifth inning, but that would be the only time they would score. Pearce also drew a walk in the ballgame and is now slashing .304/.360/.565 with three homers and 10 RBI in 50 plate appearances this season.
Apr 21 - 4:04 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Luke Maile
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Devon Travis
3Lourdes Gurriel
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Aledmys Diaz
3Gio Urshela
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Steve Pearce
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Teoscar Hernandez
2Randal Grichuk
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Jaime Garcia
6Sam Gaviglio
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Seung Hwan Oh
3Ryan Tepera
4Aaron Loup
5Tyler Clippard
6John Axford
7Danny Barnes
8Joe Biagini
9Preston Guilmet