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Steve Pearce | First Baseman | #28

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: South Carolina
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 8 (0) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Mets have interest in acquiring Steve Pearce, though the cost to acquire him is higher than they're willing to pay at this time.
The hard-hitting right-hander would provide a nice boost in the middle of the Mets lineup and his versatility would certainly help as well. Pearce, who is set to hit free agency after the season, is hitting .313/.390/.527 with 10 homers and 29 RBI in 59 games this season. Jul 30 - 2:00 PM

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Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that Steve Pearce "will be dealt."

As a versatile impending free agent who's hitting .312/.384/.528, it's no surprise that Pearce is expected to be on the move. The Indians are known to have interest in Pearce, although there figure to be other clubs involved. The Giants had been in the mix but are now likely out after acquiring Eduardo Nunez.
Jul 29 - 12:37 PM

The New York Post's Joel Sherman reports that the Indians are "among several teams" who have asked about Steve Pearce.

The Indians have been tied to several players in trade rumors. In addition to Pearce, they have reportedly been looking into Eduardo Nunez, Will Smith and Jonathan Lucroy. Pearce, 33, is slashing .313/.386/.530 with 10 homers and 29 RBI over 198 at-bats. He has notched double-digit home runs in three consecutive seasons.
Jul 27 - 9:12 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Rays "are getting some calls" on Steve Pearce and there's a "decent chance he gets moved by the deadline."

It makes sense that there would be interest in Pearce, as he's a versatile player who's having a great year with a .322/.393/.522 batting line. He's also owed less than $2 million for the rest of the season before hitting free agency this winter. Crasnick lists the Giants and Indians as clubs that are "among potential fits" for Pearce, with the Mets also a potential possibility.
Jul 22 - 9:57 AM

Steve Pearce is not in the Rays starting lineup on Thursday.

It's just a routine day off for Pearce, who played in two straight games after being activated from the disabled list on Tuesday. Look for him back in his customary cleanup spot in the order on Friday.
Jul 21 - 7:04 PM

Rays activated 1B/DH Steve Pearce from the 15-day disabled list.

Pearce had no issues during a brief minor league rehab assignment and will be back with the Rays for Tuesday's game. The 33-year-old has been out since June 20 with a hamstring strain.
Jul 19 - 8:43 AM

Steve Pearce (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

Pearce, out for about a month with a hamstring injury, went 3-for-7 with a double and a walk in two rehab games over the weekend. He was batting .322 with nine homers and a .933 OPS in 51 games prior to the injury.
Jul 18 - 6:38 PM

Steve Pearce (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment Friday with High-A Charlotte.

Pearce made it through a workout Thursday at Tropicana Field without issue and was given clearance for live games. Out since June 20 with a hamstring strain, he should be back with the Rays early next week.
Jul 15 - 4:23 PM

Steve Pearce (hamstring) could begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend.

Pearce was spotted fielding groundballs Thursday at Tropicana Field ahead of the Rays' series opener Friday night against the visiting Orioles. He has been on the disabled list since June 20 with a right hamstring strain.
Jul 14 - 3:26 PM

Steve Pearce (hamstring) is scheduled to take live batting practice Tuesday in Port Charlotte.

He'll be facing Brad Boxberger (abdomen) and Chase Whitley (elbow). It's unclear when he'll be ready for a minor league rehab assignment, but he appears to be close. A return shortly after the All-Star break appears within reach. Pearce has been sidelined since June 20 with a right hamstring strain.
Jul 11 - 5:38 PM

Steve Pearce (hamstring) hit in a batting cage Tuesday and said everything "feels great."

Pearce has been aiming to return from his strained hamstring immediately after the All-Star break, and he would appear to be on track to meet that goal. The first baseman and corner outfielder landed on the DL June 21 with a cool .322/.393/.540 batting line.
Jul 6 - 8:32 AM

Rays placed 1B/OF Steve Pearce on the 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring.

Pearce strained the hamstring in the ninth inning of Monday's game against the Indians and will likely be out for the next three weeks. Corey Dickerson is at DH and Jaff Decker, Desmond Jennings, and Taylor Motter are starting in the outfield for Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
Jun 21 - 3:51 PM

Steve Pearce (hamstring) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Indians.

Pearce injured his hamstring on Monday, but the Rays appear prepared to wait things out for a couple of days before deciding if he needs a stint on the disabled list. Corey Dickerson will serve as the designated hitter on Tuesday while Jaff Decker, Desmond Jennings, and Taylor Motter will start across the outfield.

Steve Pearce (hamstring) expects that the Rays will wait a few days before deciding on a possible stint on the disabled list.

Pearce suffered a hamstring injury in the ninth inning Monday, but he said after the game that he felt "a hard grab" and not a pop. It's encouraging news, but the Rays could make a move quickly if he doesn't show progress soon.
Jun 20 - 10:35 PM

Rays manager Kevin Cash confirmed that Steve Pearce suffered a hamstring injury Monday.

Pearce suffered the injury in the ninth inning of Monday's game versus the Indians. While it didn't look good, Cash said they don't know yet how severe the injury is or whether it will require a stint on the disabled list. We should know more Tuesday.
Jun 20 - 10:09 PM

Depth Charts

C1Curt Casali
2Luke Maile
1B1Steve Pearce
2Logan Morrison
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Brandon Guyer
2Desmond Jennings
3Nick Franklin
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Oswaldo Arcia
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Matt Moore
5Blake Snell
6Matt Andriese
7Alex Cobb
8Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Matt Andriese
7Kevin Jepsen
8Dylan Floro