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

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Steve Pearce will have his injured oblique examined Monday, according to MASN Sports. The examination will determine whether Pearce continues his rehab process with the team or heads to the Orioles' spring training facility in Florida.

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

Pearce has logged just six starts and 27 at-bats since June 13 through Thursday.

Pearce opened the season as a regular, logging time at first base and in the outfield before filling in some at second base. He is slashing .232/.398/.390 on the season, a far cry from his .293/.373/.556 slashes just a year ago. Pearce has lost virtually all his playing time to Jimmy Paredes and Chris Parmelee. Pearce needs to perform better in order to regain playing time, but there is little opportunity to prove himself at this point in time.

Steve Pearce 1B/2B/LF BAL 2 months ago

Pearce is out of the lineup Friday against the Indians, Eddie Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Pearce will sit for the first time in nearly a week as Ryan Flaherty is in the lineup at second base, while Chris Davis returns to his post at first base. Jimmy Paredes will serve as the DH against Cleveland starter Shaun Marcum.

Steve Pearce 1B/2B/LF BAL 2 months ago

Pearce is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Rays, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

Pearce wasn't in the lineup for the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the White Sox, and he'll now give way to David Lough in left field for a second straight contest. With the Orioles getting healthier, at-bats have been harder to come by, even though Pearce has three home runs in his last eight games.

Steve Pearce 1B/2B/LF BAL 2 months ago

Pearce is out of the lineup for the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the White Sox, the Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly reports.

Pearce went 1-for-3 in the first game in a tough matchup against Chris Sale. While his season has been a major disappointment, Pearce will likely rejoin the lineup for Friday's game against Nate Karns and the Rays.

Steve Pearce 1B/2B/LF BAL 2 months ago

Pearce went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Monday's win over the Astros.

Pearce got just one start over the weekend, but he made it count by knocking the game winning home run. His average is still reeling after hitting .196 in April and .178 in May, but Pearce does have three home runs in his last eight starts.

Steve Pearce 1B/2B/LF BAL 2 months ago

Pearce is out of the lineup Saturday.

With the O's in an NL park, the options for deploying Pearce are limited. In order to get Jimmy Paredes in the lineup he will get the start at second base leaving Everth Cabrera and Pearce out of the mix.

Steve Pearce 1B/2B/LF BAL 2 months ago

Pearce pinch hit and remained in the game at second base Friday against Miami, going 0-for-2 with a run.

Pearce has now logged 10 games at second base and should have eligibility in most leagues at second base and middle infield spots. That is good for Pearce, but his bad start to the season (.194/.269/.333) through Friday is not benefiting anyone. With the Orioles visiting an NL park, Pearce may not be in the lineup Saturday or Sunday either.

Steve Pearce 1B/2B/LF BAL 2 months ago

Pearce hit a first-inning grand slam and drew a walk in four plate appearances Thursday against Seattle.

His average is still lingering under the Mendoza line, but Pearce has been picking it up lately, having gone 5-for-17 with two homers and six RBI in the last five games. We'll need to see him keep it up, but he did manage to hit .293 last year somehow, and in leagues where he becomes eligible at second base, his power certainly plays.

Steve Pearce 1B/2B/LF BAL 2 months ago

Pearce went 2-for-3 Saturday with a solo shot, his third home run of the season.

Jimmy Paredes has stolen away his DH job, but Pearce is still finding semi-regular at-bats at second base thanks to a rash of middle infield injuries the O's have endured. He's still slashing just .195/.276/.325 on the season, however, and will need to pick up his pace to become worth rostering in most formats.