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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
Contract: view contract details

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Steve Pearce returned to the lineup as a DH on Thursday and knocked in two runs with a double and a walk.
Pearce has been troubled by a calf strain over the last 10 days. He'll probably the Jays' left fielder against left-handers this year. Mar 15 - 5:46 PM

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Steve Pearce (calf) will do some running Sunday and Monday.

If it goes well, he could return to Grapefruit League action Tuesday. Pearce has been out of commission for the last week with a left calf strain.
Mar 11 - 1:35 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Friday that Steve Pearce (calf) is feeling better.

However, the skipper is not sure when Pearce will be ready for game action. The team has referred to Pearce's left calf strain as minor, but it's still an ailment at this point that could potentially lead to a disabled list stint to start the season. If Pearce does need DL time, Teoscar Hernandez would likely make the Opening Day roster.
Mar 9 - 10:14 AM

Steve Pearce has been diagnosed with a mild left calf strain.

Pearce left Sunday's game with the injury. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said he cramped up as a result of dehydration, but the expectation is that he'll miss a few days. Teoscar Hernandez appears to be the odd-man out in the Jays' outfield alignment, but the injury to Pearce gives him a sudden chance to impress.
Mar 6 - 9:56 AM

Steve Pearce was removed from Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies due to tightness in his left calf.

Pearce suffered the injury during warm-ups prior to the third inning. The injury isn't believed to be serious and Pearce is considered day-to-day. The 34-year-old will still be relevant in daily fantasy leagues this season with his ability to mash left-handed pitching.
Mar 4 - 9:10 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 06:56:00 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 04:57:00 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.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 05:34:00 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.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 12:50:00 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.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 07:52:00 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.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 07:37:00 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.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 09:57:00 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.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 01:30:00 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.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 06:16:00 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.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 10:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Russell Martin
2Luke Maile
3Danny Jansen
4Reese McGuire
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Yangervis Solarte
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Aledmys Diaz
3Richard Urena
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Steve Pearce
3Teoscar Hernandez
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
RF1Randal Grichuk
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Jaime Garcia
6Joe Biagini
7Deck McGuire
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Danny Barnes
3Ryan Tepera
4Aaron Loup
5Seung Hwan Oh
6Matt Dermody
7Tim Mayza
8Al Alburquerque
9Tyler Clippard
10Luis Santos
11Rhiner Cruz
12Jake Petricka
13John Axford
14Craig Breslow