Steve Pearce 1B/LF BAL 2 Days

Pearce is in Wednesday's lineup and playing first base, according to MASN Sports, but he has not seen action at third base as had been expected earlier this spring.

The option still appears to be on the table for Pearce, but it would probably be as an emergency replacement. Pearce played 10 games at third base with the Pirates in 2011, but has never taken that spot with the Orioles. He has picked up where he left off from his breakout 2014, hitting 13-for-34 with five home runs and nine RBIs and only one strikeout this spring.

Steve Pearce 1B/LF BAL 1 Month

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Pearce may get some playing time at third base this spring, mlb.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports.

Pearce wouldn't play third base until later this spring, and he'd probably just be doing so for a bit of added versatility. Manny Machado will likely gobble up nearly all of the plate appearances from third base, so long as he stays healthy. Still, it's worth keeping an eye on Pearce's positions this spring, as the addition of third base eligibility, while perhaps unlikely, would provide a nice boost to his value in most formats.

Steve Pearce 1B/LF BAL 2 Months

Pearce agreed to a one-year, $3.7 million contract with the Orioles on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Pearce will be compensated accordingly after his breakout 2014 campaign -- he will make close to five times as much as he did last season -- in his final year before free agency. After failing to earn more than 188 plate appearances in any of his first seven major league seasons, Pearce worked his way into 383 trips in 2014 and produced to the tune of a .293/.373/.556 batting line and 21 home runs. He's locked in as the team's primary DH option heading into spring training.

Steve Pearce 1B/LF BAL 4 Months

Manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday at the Winter Meetings that if the season started today, Pearce would be in right field, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.

Pearce busted out last season in a big way with 21 homers and a .929 OPS, and while he's a big swing-and-miss guy who's never really showed great contact before 2014, with Nick Markakis gone he may have a chance to take over a full-time role and run with it.

Steve Pearce 1B/LF BAL 6 Months

Pearce (wrist) hit a solo homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Yankees on Thursday.

Pearce, who missed almost a week with wrist soreness, tied the game at 5-5 by hitting a blast off of closer David Robertson. Assuming he had no setbacks, he should be safe to use over the weekend.

Steve Pearce 1B/LF BAL 6 Months

Pearce (wrist) is back in the lineup Thursday against the Yankees.

Pearce missed nearly a week with a wrist issue, but after a successful batting practice session Wednesday, he'll return to the lineup Thursday against Yankees' starter Hiroki Kuroda. With Pearce back, Christian Walker and Ryan Flaherty figure to see fewer innings at first base.

Steve Pearce 1B/LF BAL 6 Months

Pearce (wrist) is now targeting a return to the lineup Thursday, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

There was some hope that Pearce, who has been out since last Friday due to wrist soreness, would be able to make it back for Wednesday's game. However, the plan is now for him to test the wrist in on-field batting practice Wednesday, with an eye toward returning to face Hiroki Kuroda in Thursday's series finale.

Steve Pearce 1B/LF BAL 6 Months

Pearce (wrist) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, according to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports.

Pearce will miss another game Tuesday night, but he is hoping to return to action Wednesday. Ryan Flaherty will cover first base for the Orioles on Tuesday.

Steve Pearce 1B/LF BAL 6 Months

Pearce (wrist) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees but hopes to return Wednesday.

Pearce sat out both of the team's games over the weekend while dealing with discomfort and soreness in his right wrist. He said he woke up Monday without any pain, so he'll likely test out the wrist Tuesday before potentially returning to the lineup for Wednesday afternoon's game. Nick Markakis, returning from a brief absence of his own, will get the start in right field Monday versus Michael Pineda.

Steve Pearce 1B/LF BAL 6 Months

Pearce (wrist) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Pearce believes he could play Sunday if needed, but with the Orioles locked into a playoff spot, they will hold him out again to give him more time to rest his wrist. Christian Walker will get another start at first base in Pearce's place.