Steve Pearce
1B/2B/LF/DH BAL
3 days ago

Pearce will start at first base and bat second in the order Sunday against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Pearce launched a solo home run in Saturday's contest, and will end up making his third start of the season at first base Sunday afternoon. The shuffle will send Chris Davis to right field, while Mark Trumbo serves as the DH.

Steve Pearce
1B/2B/LF/DH BAL
1 week ago

Pearce (elbow) is back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Boston.

EDGE Analysis

After a week-long absence from the lineup due to a nagging elbow injury, Pearce will draw back into the order for Tuesday's series opener. He's slated to bat fifth in the order as the DH against Boston lefty Eduardo Rodriguez. He carries a .350 average and a 1.117 OPS against lefties into Tuesday.

Steve Pearce
1B/2B/LF/DH BAL
1 week ago

Pearce (elbow) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

After taking batting practice Friday, Pearce was optimistic he'd get back in the lineup at some point during the three-game series in San Francisco, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter will continue to keep him on the bench. On a more fortunate note, Pearce was able to make an appearance as a pinch-hitter Saturday, likely taking a DL stint off the table. Pearce figures to return to the lineup at some point during the week, but his fantasy value has really taken a hit with the move from the Rays to the Orioles at the trade deadline. Due to the existing talent on the Orioles' roster, Pearce may have to settle for the small side of a platoon with Hyun Soo Kim in left field.

Steve Pearce
1B/2B/LF/DH BAL
2 weeks ago

Pearce (elbow) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Pearce was hoping to make it back in time to face Madison Bumgarner but he will end up missing another start, marking his sixth straight absence. If Pearce doesn't show enough to gain clearance from the training staff in the coming days, the team may not have much of a choice but to backdate a DL stint.

Steve Pearce
1B/2B/LF/DH BAL
2 weeks ago

Pearce (elbow) is hoping to return to the lineup Saturday against the Giants, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

EDGE Analysis

An elbow issue has sidelined Pearce since last weekend, but he was able to take batting practice prior to Friday's game and seems eager to get back onto the field. Pearce is 20-for-58 (.345 average) with five homers, 16 RBI and an 11:14 BB:K against left-handed pitching this season. Madison Bumgarner starts for the Giants on Saturday.

Steve Pearce
1B/2B/LF/DH BAL
2 weeks ago

Pearce (elbow) will attempt to hit in the cage Thursday, but hasn't began throwing at this time, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pearce expected to return to action later this week, but might not rejoin the club until next week since he hasn't even started throwing yet. He is still confident that he will avoid the DL, but he has been out the past three games and isn't going to see the field Thursday. Pearce will likely come back to Baltimore early on next week, barring any setbacks.

Steve Pearce
1B/2B/LF/DH BAL
2 weeks ago

Pearce (elbow) expects to return to action later this week, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

EDGE Analysis

Evidently, the cortisone shot Pearce received is already taking effect, as he reported feeling better Tuesday and is confident he will avoid the DL. The 33-year-old Pearce figures to play primarily against lefties upon his return but should also see occasional starts against opposing right-handers. He has more than held his own against right-handers this year (.810 OPS) but the O's have Chris Davis and Pedro Alvarez locked into regular roles.

Steve Pearce
1B/2B/LF/DH BAL
2 weeks ago

Pearce (elbow) is feeling better after receiving a cortisone shot, Joe Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Buck Showalter said that the team will know by Tuesday how they'll proceed with Pearce's injury. However, Pearce remains optimistic that he'll be able to avoid a stint on the DL. During Pearce's absence, Mark Trumbo is likely to get the bulk of the starts in right field.

Steve Pearce
1B/2B/LF/DH BAL
2 weeks ago

Pearce got the start in right field Sunday and went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

EDGE Analysis

The start is noteworthy because James Shields, a right-hander, was on the mound for the White Sox. It was assumed when the Orioles picked up Pearce at the trade deadline that he would be used primarily in a platoon role against lefties but he could be in line for a larger role, especially if he keeps hitting.

Steve Pearce
1B/2B/LF/DH BAL
3 weeks ago

Pearce is in the lineup Wednesday, batting sixth and playing right field.

EDGE Analysis

Wednesday marks Pearce's 2016 debut with the Orioles after being traded from the Rays shortly before the trade deadline. The Orioles are facing lefty Cole Hamels on Wednesday, so Pearce's placement in the lineup coupled with Pedro Alvarez's omission could signal a future pattern of use for Pearce being used against southpaws. Pearce is hitting .389 with a 1.225 OPS against left-handed pitching this season over 54 at-bats.