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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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Making his first start against a right-hander, Steve Pearce went 2-for-4 and hit a two-run homer Monday against the Orioles.
Pearce is far more of an asset against lefties than righties, but he got the start over Randal Grichuk tonight and came through. The Jays figure to keep him in the lineup while he's hot, something that will be easier now that Kendrys Morales is likely down for at least a few days. They just need to make sure to go back to him as a platoon player once he cools off. Apr 9 - 11:24 PM

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Steve Pearce accounted for all of Toronto's offense with a solo blast in the sixth inning Saturday in Texas.

Pearce took Mike Minor deep for the solo shot, but that's all the Jays were able to muster. The leadoff hitter also was able to draw a walk for the second consecutive outing and he has scored a run in five straight contests. He is a decent fantasy option in deeper AL-only leagues and as a low-cost DFS play since he sits at the top of a fairly potent lineup.
Apr 8 - 1:42 AM

Steve Pearce is starting in left field and batting leadoff for the Blue Jays against C.C. Sabathia and the Yankees on Saturday.

Pearce has made a career of mashing left-handed pitching and will continue to see regular starts against all southpaws. He's worth a look in daily leagues on Saturday and is 8-for-27 (.296) with a pair of homers in his career against the Yankees' rotund hurler.
Mar 31 - 12:44 PM

Steve Pearce returned to the lineup as a DH on Thursday and knocked in two runs with a double and a walk.

Pearce has been troubled by a calf strain over the last 10 days. He'll probably the Jays' left fielder against left-handers this year.
Mar 15 - 5:46 PM

Steve Pearce (calf) will do some running Sunday and Monday.

If it goes well, he could return to Grapefruit League action Tuesday. Pearce has been out of commission for the last week with a left calf strain.
Mar 11 - 1:35 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Friday that Steve Pearce (calf) is feeling better.

However, the skipper is not sure when Pearce will be ready for game action. The team has referred to Pearce's left calf strain as minor, but it's still an ailment at this point that could potentially lead to a disabled list stint to start the season. If Pearce does need DL time, Teoscar Hernandez would likely make the Opening Day roster.
Mar 9 - 10:14 AM

Steve Pearce has been diagnosed with a mild left calf strain.

Pearce left Sunday's game with the injury. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said he cramped up as a result of dehydration, but the expectation is that he'll miss a few days. Teoscar Hernandez appears to be the odd-man out in the Jays' outfield alignment, but the injury to Pearce gives him a sudden chance to impress.
Mar 6 - 9:56 AM

Steve Pearce was removed from Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies due to tightness in his left calf.

Pearce suffered the injury during warm-ups prior to the third inning. The injury isn't believed to be serious and Pearce is considered day-to-day. The 34-year-old will still be relevant in daily fantasy leagues this season with his ability to mash left-handed pitching.
Mar 4 - 9:10 PM

The Blue Jays announced Friday that they have shut down Steve Pearce (back) for the remainder of the 2017 season.

Pearce wasn't going to see much action down the stretch as the Jays want to get a look at some of their young talent, but now it's official. The 34-year-old hit .252/.319/.438 with 13 homers and 37 RBI in 92 games this season.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 06:56:00 PM

Steve Pearce (back) remained out of the Blue Jays' lineup Friday.

Pearce hasn't played in a week because of a stiff back. He shouldn't be playing much down the stretch, anyway, with the Jays wanting to get a long look at Teoscar Hernandez.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 04:57:00 PM

Steve Pearce (back) is once again not in the Blue Jays lineup on Wednesday.

Pearce has not played for Toronto since he exited on Friday due to stiffness in his back. Teoscar Hernandez gets another start in left field and is batting eighth versus the Orioles.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 05:34:00 PM

Steve Pearce (back) remains out of the Blue Jays starting lineup on Saturday.

Pearce exited Friday's game against the Tigers due to stiffness in his lower back and he'll sit on Saturday as well despite a pristine matchup against left-hander Chad Bell. Teoscar Hernandez is starting in his place in left field and hitting sixth for the Jays.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 12:50:00 PM

Steve Pearce exited Friday's contest against the Tigers due to lower back stiffness.

Pearce was removed after his first at-bat against Buck Farmer and the Tigers on Friday night. He's considered day-to-day.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 07:52:00 PM

Steve Pearce was forced to leave Friday's game against the Tigers with an apparent injury.

No word yet on exactly what happened, but after Pearce took his at-bat in the first inning he was replaced by Teoscar Hernandez. The Jays should have an update on his status shortly.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 07:37:00 PM

Steve Pearce went 0-for-4 and struck out three times as the Blue Jays' leadoff man Tuesday against the Red Sox.

All three strikeouts were against Chris Sale. He then grounded out with the bases loaded against Addison Reed in the eighth. Pearce has made six starts in the leadoff spot for the Jays recently, hitting .154/.185/.308 in 26 at-bats. He's still playing rather well overall this month, but the leadoff spot isn't ideal for him.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 09:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Luke Maile
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Yangervis Solarte
3Gift Ngoepe
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Aledmys Diaz
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Steve Pearce
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
3Anthony Alford
RF1Randal Grichuk
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Danny Barnes
3Ryan Tepera
4Aaron Loup
5Seung Hwan Oh
6Tyler Clippard
7John Axford
8Tim Mayza