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Steve Pearce | First Baseman | #28

Team: Baltimore Orioles
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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Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports the Rays have "serious interest" in signing free agent Steve Pearce.
He spent the first half of 2016 with Tampa Bay before being shipped to Baltimore at the trade deadline. Pearce hit .309 over 60 games for the Rays but slumped during his 25-game stretch with the Orioles, batting just .218 with 14 strikeouts over 60 at-bats. If he joins the Rays, Pearce would likely form a platoon with left-handed hitting Brad Miller at first base. Nov 19 - 9:55 PM

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Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Blue Jays have expressed interest in Steve Pearce.

According to Rosenthal, he could be a right-handed platoon partner for Justin Smoak at first base for the Jays. Pearce had a strong season offensively in 2016, slashing .288/.374/.492 with 13 homers and 35 RBI but was limited to just 264 plate appearances due to a variety of injuries.
Nov 12 - 12:55 PM

Steve Pearce underwent successful surgery to repair flexor tendons in his right forearm on Wednesday.

Pearce is done for the 2016 season and will enter free agency this fall with some major question marks. There is a recovery timetable of about 4-6 months attached with the procedure he just underwent. The veteran first baseman and corner outfielder slashed .288/.374/.492 with 13 homers and 35 RBI over 265 at-bats this season between the Rays and Orioles.
Sep 21 - 7:06 PM

Steve Pearce will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair tendons in his right forearm.

The good news is that there wasn't ligament damage, so this isn't Tommy John surgery. The expectation is that he'll be recovered in 4-6 months, so he should be ready by the time spring training rolls around. The 33-year-old will be a free agent again this winter.
Sep 19 - 4:36 PM

Orioles placed INF/OF Steve Pearce on the 60-day disabled list, retroactive to September 13, with a right flexor mass strain.

Pearce had been trying to play through his arm issue for a while but had another setback this past week. He'll undergo surgery and is expected to be sidelined for 4-6 months. Pearce, who will be a free agent over the winter, expects to be ready for spring training.
Sep 18 - 11:33 AM

Steve Pearce (wrist, forearm, elbow) will be shut down for the next 10 days.

Which means he could very well be done for the remainder of the 2016 regular season. Pearce received platelet-rich plasma treatment Wednesday for his ongoing forearm discomfort and probably won't be able to resume baseball activities until something like September 26. He's been dealing with the forearm trouble since the Orioles acquired him from the Rays at the August 1 trade deadline.
Sep 15 - 3:26 PM

Steve Pearce (wrist, forearm) received a PRP injection near his right elbow on Wednesday.

Pearce has been fighting through discomfort in his wrist and forearm dating back to early August, most recently feeling something in Monday's game against the Red Sox. The Orioles are still hoping that he will be able to contribute down the stretch, but there is no timetable for his immediate return.
Sep 14 - 5:39 PM

Steve Pearce will see Dr. David Altchek in New York for his injured right wrist.

Pearce has been bothered by wrist and forearm discomfort since the Orioles acquired him at the August 1 trade deadline and he's out of the lineup again Tuesday after making an early exit Monday. Any injury is a potential season-ender at this point.
Sep 13 - 5:59 PM

Steve Pearce (forearm) is absent from Tuesday's lineup against the Red Sox.

Pearce tweaked his forearm during a throw on Monday and is apparently still having issues. Nolan Reimold will get a start with him sidelined.
Sep 13 - 3:26 PM

Steve Pearce tweaked his right forearm during Monday's game.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter told reporters after the game that Pearce felt something on a throw from the outfield. The Orioles should have an update on his status Tuesday.
Sep 12 - 10:52 PM

Steve Pearce went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and three RBI in Sunday's win over the Yankees.

Pearce snapped a scoreless tie with his sixth-inning solo home run off CC Sabathia, then proceeded to pad that lead with a two-run single in the seventh. He was sidelined by an elbow injury for two weeks earlier this month, but looks to be past that now. In 239 at-bats between the Rays and O's this season, the veteran first baseman is slashing a smooth .301/.380/.510 with 12 homers and 33 RBI.
Aug 28 - 5:07 PM

Steve Pearce (elbow) went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored in his return to the Orioles' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Red Sox.

Pearce has been in and out of action for the Orioles because of a painful flexor mass strain in his right arm. He was able to play nine innings of first base on Tuesday, which is obviously a good sign. Pearce aggravated the injury last week while making a throw home from right field.
Aug 17 - 8:46 AM

Steve Pearce (elbow) flied out as a pinch-hitter Sunday against the Giants.

Pearce is still being held back by a right flexor mass strain with no timetable for his return to the field. He aggravated the injury on a throw one week ago and the O's are hoping rest will take care of it. Pearce has taken just 11 at-bats for Baltimore since being traded from the Rays at the August 1 deadline.
Aug 15 - 8:30 AM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter indicated Saturday that Steve Pearce (elbow) is not able to play the outfield yet.

He would have started Saturday had the game been in an American League park, but Pearce was limited to pinch-hitting duties because the O's didn't want to play Chris Davis in the outfield. Pearce is dealing with a right flexor mass strain that he suffered a week ago while making an errant throw from right field. It's sounding like Pearce might be limited to serving as a designated hitter against lefties down the stretch.
Aug 14 - 9:14 AM

Steve Pearce (elbow) is expected to return to the Orioles starting lineup on Saturday.

Pearce was able to hit in the batting cages without issue on Thursday and manager Buck Showalter wants to get him back in there against left-hander Madison Bumgarner on Saturday. Pearce was successfully able to avoid the disabled list with his minor elbow injury.
Aug 12 - 8:54 PM