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Steve Pearce | Outfielder | #28

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: South Carolina
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 8 (0) / PIT
Contract: view contract details
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Rays signed OF Steve Pearce to a one-year, $4.75 million contract.
The Rays waited to make the deal official until after they cleared a 40-man roster spot for Pearce, which was accomplished with Thursday's trade for Corey Dickerson. In Pearce, the Rays get a guy who has hit 36 homers 194 games over the past two seasons. Pearce will likely split time between a corner outfield spot and the designated hitter role for the Rays in 2016. Jan 28 - 9:00 PM

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Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays have signed Steve Pearce to a one-year contract.

Pearce opened the offseason in search of a multi-year deal, but that kind of market never formulated for the 32-year-old first baseman and corner outfielder. He had a huge 2014 for the Orioles, but then stumbled to a .218/.289/.422 batting line in 2015. Pearce will see action at DH, first base, and both corner outfield spots with Tampa Bay. He'll carry some value in deep mixed fantasy leagues and AL-only formats, but don't expect much consistency.
Jan 21 - 1:25 PM

Comcast Mid-Atlantic's Rich Dubroff reports that Steve Pearce is looking for a two-year contract.

He surely could have gotten one had he been a free agent last winter following a breakout season. However, it remains to be seen whether he'll be able to net a multi-year pact after hitting just .218/.289/.422 in 2015. The Rangers, Indians and Tigers have been connected to Pearce this winter, and the Orioles haven't ruled out re-signing him.
Jan 4 - 5:19 PM

The Orioles haven't ruled out re-signing free agent Steve Pearce.

According to GM Dan Duquette, the possibility is "under consideration." Pearce enjoyed a breakout year in 2014 but wasn't the same last season. He still offers value as a utility player and the Orioles could probably get him for relatively cheap. The Indians have also checked in on Pearce this offseason.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 04:41:00 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Tigers have checked in on free agent Steve Pearce.

Morosi says the Tigers found Pearce's price tag "too high" for the utility role they envision him playing. Maybe it'll drop some as the winter rolls along. Pearce had 15 home runs for the Orioles in 2015, but he finished with a rough .218/.289/.422 overall batting line. The 32-year-old batted .293/.373/.556 with 21 homers in 2014.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 07:04:00 AM

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Indians are interested in Steve Pearce.

Pearce is coming off a disappointing season where he batted just .218/.289/.422 with 15 home runs, but he had a big 2014 and can play multiple positions. The Indians aren't shopping at the top of the market, so this could be a reasonable gamble on their part.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 01:19:00 PM

MLB.com's TR Sullivan reports that Steve Pearce is among the free agent bats the Rangers are considering.

Pearce could be a potential platoon option at first base and possibly left field, especially with the Rangers shopping Mitch Moreland. He hit a disappointing .218/.289/.422 with 15 homers for the Orioles in 2015 but batted .293/.373/.556 with 21 dingers in 2014.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 05:54:00 PM

Rich Dubroff of CSN Mid-Atlantic believes that Steve Pearce is unlikely to return to the Orioles.

The O's tendered a contract to Nolan Reimold on Wednesday, and there simply isn't room for too many similar types on the roster. The 32-year-old hit a disappointing .218/.289/.422 with 15 homers and 40 RBI over 325 plate appearances in 2015.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 12:59:00 PM

Steve Pearce went 1-for-4 with an RBI double, a walk and two strikeouts in Thursday afternoon's win over the Blue Jays.

Pearce picked up an RBI double as part of a three-run first inning for the Orioles. It would be his only hit of the game. For the season, the veteran outfielder is hitting .223/.295/.433 with 15 homers and 39 RBI in 88 games. His numbers are down considerably from where they were in 2014, when he hit 21 homers while slashing .293/.373/.556.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 06:58:00 PM

Steve Pearce hit his 15th home run of the season in a loss to the Blue Jays in the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday.

The O's were getting skunked before Pearce's solo shot got them on the board in the seventh inning. Coming off a surprising 2014 season, Pearce has been a disappointing this year, batting .219/.290/.431 with 38 RBI and 40 runs scored in 87 games. It's certainly not the encore the Orioles had in mind from their Opening Day starting first baseman.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 07:30:00 PM

Steve Pearce clubbed a two-run home run as the Orioles topped the Nationals on Wednesday.

Pearce opened up the scoring early, blasting a two-run home run to left field off of Max Scherzer. It would account for half of the Orioles' offense on the night, pairing with Manny Machado's two-run blast. Pearce has found his power stroke, swatting five home runs in his last 11 games. He has 14 overall on the season along with 37 RBI and a .227/.298/.443 batting line.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 10:29:00 PM

Steve Pearce went 2-for-3 with a pair of home runs and three total RBI in Friday's 8-6 loss to the Rays.

Pearce did his damage late, launching a two-run homer in the sixth inning and a solo shot in the ninth. It wouldn't be enough to prevent defeat. While he's showcased some nice pop at times, his .220/.289/.423 triple-slash leaves something to be desired.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 10:25:00 PM

Steve Pearce went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run as the Orioles took down the Red Sox in 13 innings on Tuesday.

Pearce knocked in the first two runs in the Orioles' four-run third with a two-run homer off of Joe Kelly. It's his 11th homer of the year and he has with it 30 RBI and a .222/.291/.409 batting line.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 11:37:00 PM

Steve Pearce slugged a go-ahead solo home run in the ninth inning, helping the Orioles pull out a win against the Yankees on Wednesday.

The blast was Pearce's only hit in four at-bats on the night. The game was tied at 3-3 when he sent an Adam Warren offering over the fence in left-center at Yankee Stadium. It's his 10th homer of the year. Pearce carries a mediocre .221/.292/.401 batting line with 27 RBI as well.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 10:12:00 PM

Orioles activated UTIL Steve Pearce from the 15-day disabled list.

Pearce missed over a month with a strained oblique. He's been a big disappointment in the followup to his "breakout" 2014 and probably won't hold much fantasy value down the stretch. The 32-year-old is slashing just .227/.290/.392 in 58 total games this season.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 03:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Hank Conger
2Curt Casali
3Rene Rivera
4Luke Maile
1B1James Loney
2Steve Pearce
3Kyle Roller
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
2Richie Shaffer
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Desmond Jennings
3Jaff Decker
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Taylor Motter
DH1Logan Morrison
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Matt Moore
6Alex Cobb
7Chase Whitley
8Jacob Faria
9Taylor Guerrieri
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Alex Colome
3Danny Farquhar
4Xavier Cedeno
5Steve Geltz
6Enny Romero
7Matt Andriese
8Andrew Bellatti
9Dana Eveland
10Jhan Marinez
11Tyler Sturdevant
12Neil Wagner
13Jonny Venters
14Justin Marks