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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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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. Sep 22 - 6:56 PM

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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.
Sep 15 - 4:57 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.
Sep 13 - 5:34 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.
Sep 9 - 12:50 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.
Sep 8 - 7:52 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.
Sep 8 - 7:37 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.
Aug 29 - 9:57 PM

Steve Pearce went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in a win over the Rays on Wednesday.

He struck the last of three Blue Jays homers off starter Austin Pruitt in the second inning. The veteran hitter has turned his season around after a rough start and is now batting .273/.345/.485 with 13 home runs and 37 RBI in 79 games. He's battled multiple injuries this season.
Aug 24 - 1:30 AM

Steve Pearce went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday's loss to the Cubs.

Pearce got the scoring started when he plated Justin Smoak in the top of the first inning. He added another single in the eighth and scored a run. The 34-year-old has been terrific so far for the Blue Jays in the second half.
Aug 18 - 6:16 PM

Steve Pearce went 2-for-4, scored twice and smacked a solo home run in a win over the Rays on Wednesday.

He took starter Jacob Faria over the well in right field in the fourth inning for his 12th homer of the year. Pearce was awful for the first few injury-plagued months of the season but has gotten things turned around nicely in recent weeks. The veteran multi-position player is up to .269/.342/.475 with 35 RBI in 73 games. He should be a strong fantasy hitter down the stretch.
Aug 16 - 10:39 PM

Steve Pearce had his knee drained on Wednesday.

Pearce continues to deal with a knee strain which first began to bother him near the end of June. He will fight through it in Wednesday's game against the Red Sox, where he will serve as designated hitter.
Aug 9 - 4:30 PM

Steve Pearce slugged his 11th home run of the season Wednesday in the Blue Jays' victory over the White Sox.

It was a solo homer in the top of the sixth inning off White Sox left-hander Derek Holland. Pearce also drew a walk in the 5-1 win, finishing 1-for-4 with one RBI and two runs scored. He has three home runs in his last seven games, including two walk-off grand slams.
Aug 2 - 5:42 PM

Steve Pearce hit a walk-off grand slam in the Blue Jays' astounding 11-10 comeback win over the Angels on Sunday.

Toronto was down 10-4 leading into the bottom of the ninth inning and rallied for seven runs against the Anaheim bullpen, with Pearce capping off the entertainment. It was his second walk-off grand slam in the last four days. He also doubled in the bottom of the third inning Sunday, finishing the afternoon 2-for-4 with four RBI and a walk. Pearce is batting .267/.319/.462 with 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 60 games this season.
Jul 30 - 5:02 PM

Steve Pearce smashed a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the 10th inning of Thursday's win over the Athletics.

Liam Hendriks walked the bases loaded to bring Pearce up with two outs. He ran the count full and then left a fastball up and over the plate, and Pearce swatted it just inside the left field foul pole. It was Pearce's lone hit in five trips to the dish. The Blue Jays swept the four-game series.
Jul 27 - 4:57 PM

Steve Pearce went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk Monday as the Jays edged the Red Sox 4-3.

Pearce was certain to start tonight against the lefty, and his homer came off Eduardo Rodriguez. He's also playing over Ezequiel Carrera against most righties, even though Carrera has the better OPS against righties and is the superior defensive option. As long as Pearce is playing regularly, he's a fringe mixed-league option.
Jul 17 - 10:48 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Miguel Montero
3Luke Maile
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Darwin Barney
3Rob Refsnyder
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Ryan Goins
3Richard Urena
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Steve Pearce
2Ezequiel Carrera
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
RF1Teoscar Hernandez
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Brett Anderson
6Joe Biagini
7Tom Koehler
8Chris Rowley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Ryan Tepera
3Aaron Loup
4Dominic Leone
5Danny Barnes
6Matt Dermody
7Tim Mayza
8Carlos Ramirez