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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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Steve Pearce (wrist) is aiming to return Wednesday.
Pearce got a cortisone shot in his sore right wrist on Saturday and told reporters Monday that he already feels much better. The Orioles have already clinched the American League East, so they can play it safe. Sep 22 - 3:50 PM

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Steve Pearce will sit for at least the next couple of days after receiving a cortisone shot for his sore right wrist on Saturday.

That should mean a couple of more starts for Christian Walker, who hit his first big-league homer as the fill-in first baseman tonight.
Sep 20 - 10:21 PM

Steve Pearce was scratched from the Orioles starting lineup on Saturday due to a sore right wrist.

The injury is believed to be minor, the Orioles are simply playing things cautiously. The 31-year-old is having a breakout season, slashing .297/.376/.557 with 20 homers and 48 RBI in his 98 games.
Sep 20 - 6:16 PM

Steve Pearce swatted a pair of home runs and knocked in four runs in Wednesday's victory against the Blue Jays.

Pearce broke a scoreless tie with a solo shot off of J.A. Happ in the third inning, then made it 4-0 with a three-run shot off of Happ in the fifth. The 31-year-old journeyman now has 20 home runs, 48 RBI, and a .297/.375/.560 slash line. The Orioles, who clinched the AL East on Tuesday, have won 17 of their last 21 contests.
Sep 17 - 10:43 PM

Steve Pearce's first-inning three-run home run gave the Orioles a lead they would not relinquish as they clinched the AL East with a win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Pearce put the O's up 3-1 with the jack in the first off of Drew Hutchison. It was perhaps the most poetic way for the Orioles to clinch, as Pearce has been a key contributor who came out of nowhere, in a season in which the club has gotten little out of Matt Wieters, Manny Machado, and Chris Davis. Pearce now has 18 home runs, 44 RBI, and a .294/.371/.541 slash line.
Sep 16 - 10:24 PM

Steve Pearce went 2-for-4 and drove home the tying run with an RBI double in the ninth inning of Sunday's come-from-behind victory over the Yankees.

Pearce, who will continue to function as the Orioles primary first baseman for the remainder of the season, is now hitting .290/.365/.532 with 17 homers and 40 RBI over 93 games in what has been a breakthrough season for the 31-year-old.
Sep 14 - 11:37 PM

Steve Pearce went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double against the Yankees on Saturday.

It was his 17th homer of the season and his first since August 28. We've been waiting for Pearce to slow down all year, but he now owns an impressive .287/.364/.529 batting line across 93 games. He has gone from a part-time player to a lineup staple.
Sep 13 - 6:12 PM

Steve Pearce went 0-for-2 but drew two walks in his return to action Saturday.

Pearce had missed over a week with discomfort in his abdomen. He'll return to seeing regular time at first base, with Chris Davis sliding back over to third.
Sep 7 - 5:50 AM

Steve Pearce (abdomen) is aiming to return Saturday.

Pearce is scheduled to hit off a tee on Thursday and then taking batting practice Friday. If those workouts go well, he should be given the go-ahead. The 31-year-old has been sidelined since last Saturday with discomfort in his abdomen. He has a surprising .289/.354/.532 batting line with 16 home runs in 85 games this season.
Sep 4 - 3:36 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Caleb Joseph
2Nick Hundley
3Steve Clevenger
4Matt Wieters
1B1Steve Pearce
2Christian Walker
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Chris Davis
2Kelly Johnson
3Ryan Flaherty
4Jimmy Paredes
5Manny Machado
LF1David Lough
2Alejandro De Aza
3Quintin Berry
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Nick Markakis
DH1Nelson Cruz
2Delmon Young
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Bud Norris
3Miguel Gonzalez
4Wei-Yin Chen
5Kevin Gausman
6Johan Santana
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Andrew Miller
5Brian Matusz
6Brad Brach
7Ubaldo Jimenez
8T.J. McFarland
9Evan Meek
10Joe Saunders
11Ryan Webb