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Steve Pearce | First Baseman

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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An MRI on Steve Pearce's abdomen revealed no tear.
Pearce said he wouldn't do any baseball activities for "the next couple days," but he's managed to avoid a serious injury. The Orioles are calling him day-to-day. "Very relieved," Pearce said. "It’s just what I thought. Wanted to take care of it before it got out of hand. I think right now we’re just working on day-to-day. Hopefully in the next couple days, it will get better and I can get back to working on baseball activities. … I think we got out in front of this where it will be easy to treat and I’ll be able to be day-by-day." Aug 31 - 9:19 AM

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Steve Pearce is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam on Saturday.

Pearce was removed from Friday's game due to a right abdominal strain, an injury that as been bothering him for some time now according to manager Buck Showalter. The MRI results should dictate how much, if any, time Pearce stands to miss.
Aug 29 - 10:06 PM

Steve Pearce was removed from Friday's game against the Twins in the third inning due to a right abdominal strain.

Pearce may have tweaked something while going into the stands trying to catch a foul pop up in the top half of the second inning. It sounds as if the O's are considering him day-to-day, so expect him to return to the lineup at some point over the weekend.
Aug 29 - 7:54 PM

Steve Pearce walked and hit a solo home run in five plate appearances as the Orioles defeated the Rays on Thursday.

Pearce helped the Orioles respond to the Rays' two-run top of the first by putting his team on the board with his solo shot off of Jeremy Hellickson in the bottom half. The first baseman has hit safely in 11 consecutive games and has shown no signs of slowing down. He has 16 home runs, 37 RBI, and a .290/.355/.534 slash line in 313 plate appearances.
Aug 28 - 10:42 PM

Steve Pearce hit his 14th home run of the season in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.

Pearce's seventh inning home run broke up Tsuyoshi Wada's bid for a no-hitter, and it ended up being the Orioles' only hit of the game. Pearce has 14 home runs in 268 at-bats this year, and he's hitting .287/.349/.522 on the season.
Aug 24 - 5:39 PM

Steve Pearce hit his 13th homer Wednesday and has six extra-base hits in his last four games.

Pearce had a putrid July and was being turned back into a bench player before Manny Machado got hurt. Given a reprieve, he suddenly found his stroke again Sunday, collecting as many extra-base hits these last four days as he had total the previous month and a half. The Orioles will find room for him as long as he hits, so those desperate for power in mixed leagues might want to give him another look.
Aug 20 - 11:05 PM

Steve Pearce doubled and smacked a solo homer in Sunday's win over the Indians.

He scored a pair of runs on the day. Pearce has predictably faded since his monster June but still sports a .284/.352/.502 for the season. His 12 home runs this year triple his previous career high.
Aug 17 - 4:35 PM

Steve Pearce fanned all four times up Friday versus the Mariners.

Pearce is in his first minislump in a while, going 1-for-16 with eight strikeouts in his last four games. He was so good for the Orioles for two months that he figures to get a little rope. However, if he doesn't pick it up these next few days, the team might go hunting for another left field/DH option before the deadline.
Jul 26 - 1:40 AM

Steve Pearce singled and hit a solo home run in four at-bats as the Orioles defeated the Nationals on Thursday.

Pearce hasn't logged a hit since Sunday, as he only had one at-bat when the O's were in Washington playing without the DH and was held hitless on Wednesday at home. The homer got the scoring started in the bottom of the first. In only 198 plate appearances, Pearce has 11 home runs, 31 RBI, and a .322/.379/.583 slash line.
Jul 10 - 9:55 PM

Steve Pearce is not in Monday's lineup against the Nationals.

He'll take a seat with the DH unavailable under NL rules. Chris Davis will start at first base while Nelson Cruz will play left field.
Jul 7 - 4:02 PM

Steve Pearce had another big game, going 4-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI, and two stolen bases in Thursday's win over the Rangers.

Pearce has been unstoppable this season. He singled in the Orioles' first run in the third inning, doubled in another run in the fifth, and stole two bags on the evening just for good measure. Pearce, 31, is slashing .338/.397/.618 with 10 home runs, 29 RBI, and four stolen bases.
Jul 3 - 11:32 PM

Steve Pearce went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly and a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

Pearce blasted a pair of homers on Monday and kept the power display going on Tuesday, going deep in the first inning against Nick Martinez. The 31-year-old has been a surprise contributor to the Orioles, as he carries an elite .327/.382/.607 slash line with 10 home runs and 27 RBI in only 165 plate appearances.
Jul 1 - 10:10 PM

Steve Pearce hit a pair of two-run homers to lead the Orioles past the Rangers 7-1 on Monday.

Pearce, who has been on waivers as often as anyone in the league the last couple of years, has come up huge for the Orioles, solving their DH problems recently. He is hitting .327 with nine homers, 12 doubles and 25 RBI in 146 at-bats. One imagines he'll falter against righties as time goes on, but he should remain a starter against lefties. Both of his homers tonight came off southpaw Joe Saunders.
Jun 30 - 10:21 PM

Steve Pearce went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.

Pearce continues to swing a hot bat. The two-hit night is his ninth multi-hit game in 14 June games, and his sixth in his last seven starts. Pearce also notched his seventh home run, going deep against Jose Quintana in the sixth inning. The 31-year-old first baseman is now slashing .344/.406/.592 with 20 RBI in 138 plate appearances.
Jun 24 - 10:41 PM

Steve Pearce went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a walk in a 6-1 win over the Yankees on Saturday.

Pearce continues to stay red-hot. He has eight hits in his last 16 at-bats and is hitting .421 (16-for-38) with two home runs, six doubles, and seven RBI since June 6. With a .333/.387/.579 batting line over 37 games, the 31-year-old has been a very pleasant surprise for Baltimore this season.
Jun 21 - 4:17 PM

Depth Charts

C1Caleb Joseph
2Nick Hundley
3Matt Wieters
1B1Chris Davis
2Steve Pearce
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Kelly Johnson
3Ryan Flaherty
4Jimmy Paredes
LF1David Lough
2Alejandro De Aza
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Nick Markakis
DH1Nelson Cruz
2Delmon Young
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Tillman
2Bud Norris
3Miguel Gonzalez
4Wei-Yin Chen
5Kevin Gausman
6Johan Santana
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Andrew Miller
5Brian Matusz
6Brad Brach
7Ubaldo Jimenez
8Evan Meek
9Joe Saunders