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Steve Pearce | Outfielder | #28

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: South Carolina
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 8 (0) / PIT
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Steve Pearce (oblique) has not yet been cleared for baseball activities.
Pearce was placed on the disabled list May 3 after being diagnosed with an oblique strain and it sounds like he could remain sidelined until sometime in early June. The 35-year-old had an .818 OPS with three home runs and 13 RBI through 22 games this season with the Blue Jays. May 15 - 4:58 PM

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Blue Jays placed Steve Pearce on the 10-day disabled list with an oblique strain.

Pearce missed two games with tightness in his rib cage earlier this week and lasted just five innings before re-injuring himself on Thursday. The 35-year-old utility man has hit .273 with three homers in 66 at-bats this year.
May 3 - 8:40 PM

Steve Pearce (ribcage) remains out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon.

Pearce was a late scratch from Tuesday night's game against the Twins after experiencing tightness in his ribcage during pregame batting practice. The 35-year-old is considered day-to-day.
May 2 - 10:57 AM

Steve Pearce was scratched from the Blue Jays' lineup Tuesday due to ribcage tightness.

It was initially described as a "manager's decision" by a Blue Jays spokesperson. Pearce felt the discomfort during pregame batting practice and might need to sit out a couple more games. Consider him day-to-day for now.
May 2 - 12:02 AM

Steve Pearce was scratched from the starting lineup Tuesday on a "manager's decision," per a Blue Jays spokesperson.

Mariners skipper Scott Servais should provide details after the game. Kendrys Morales will DH instead and bat seventh versus Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson.
May 1 - 7:38 PM

Steve Pearce went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox.

He doubled and scored in the first inning, then added an RBI-single in the fifth. The 35-year-old veteran has been a solid hitter throughout his career when healthy -- the problem is he has rarely been healthy for long. He is rocking a .314/.375/.569 slash line with three homers and 11 RBI in 56 plate appearances and makes for a good fantasy play whenever he is in the Blue Jays' lineup.
Apr 25 - 11:43 PM

Steve Pearce went 1-for-3 and drove in the Blue Jays' lone run in Saturday's loss to the Yankees.

Pearce continues to perform when given the opportunity against opposing left-handers, doing so out of the leadoff spot in the lineup on Saturday. He singled in Randal Grichuk to trim their deficit to 2-1 in the fifth inning, but that would be the only time they would score. Pearce also drew a walk in the ballgame and is now slashing .304/.360/.565 with three homers and 10 RBI in 50 plate appearances this season.
Apr 21 - 4:04 PM

Making his first start against a right-hander, Steve Pearce went 2-for-4 and hit a two-run homer Monday against the Orioles.

Pearce is far more of an asset against lefties than righties, but he got the start over Randal Grichuk tonight and came through. The Jays figure to keep him in the lineup while he's hot, something that will be easier now that Kendrys Morales is likely down for at least a few days. They just need to make sure to go back to him as a platoon player once he cools off.
Apr 9 - 11:24 PM

Steve Pearce accounted for all of Toronto's offense with a solo blast in the sixth inning Saturday in Texas.

Pearce took Mike Minor deep for the solo shot, but that's all the Jays were able to muster. The leadoff hitter also was able to draw a walk for the second consecutive outing and he has scored a run in five straight contests. He is a decent fantasy option in deeper AL-only leagues and as a low-cost DFS play since he sits at the top of a fairly potent lineup.
Apr 8 - 1:42 AM

Steve Pearce is starting in left field and batting leadoff for the Blue Jays against C.C. Sabathia and the Yankees on Saturday.

Pearce has made a career of mashing left-handed pitching and will continue to see regular starts against all southpaws. He's worth a look in daily leagues on Saturday and is 8-for-27 (.296) with a pair of homers in his career against the Yankees' rotund hurler.
Mar 31 - 12:44 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Luke Maile
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Devon Travis
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Aledmys Diaz
3Gio Urshela
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Steve Pearce
3Dwight Smith Jr.
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Randal Grichuk
2Teoscar Hernandez
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Jaime Garcia
6Joe Biagini
7Sam Gaviglio
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Seung Hwan Oh
3Ryan Tepera
4Aaron Loup
5Tyler Clippard
6John Axford
7Jake Petricka
8Deck McGuire
9Danny Barnes