Steve Pearce 1B/LF BAL 2 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 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 4 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 4 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 4 Months

Pearce (wrist) is now targeting a return to the lineup Thursday, Brittany Ghiroli of 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 4 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 4 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 4 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.

Steve Pearce 1B/LF BAL 4 Months

Pearce has no structural damage to his wrist, and will rest the next few days after receiving a cortisone shot, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

Pearce was a late scratch from Saturday's game because of soreness in his wrist and was replaced at first base by Christian Walker. He's considered day-to-day for now.

Steve Pearce 1B/LF BAL 4 Months

Pearce was a late scratch from Saturday's game with a sore right wrist, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Pearce will likely be replaced in the lineup by Christian Walker at first base. The move is apparently precautionary, as the team has no reason to push players into action with the division already locked up. Pearce should be considered day-to-day with the injury.

Steve Pearce 1B/LF BAL 5 Months

Pearce went 2-for-4 with one RBI Monday against the Red Sox.

Pearce has been a pleasant surprise for the Orioles this season as he is hitting .286 with 16 home runs and 38 RBI. Throw in his .357 on-base percentage and he has is having by far the best season of his career.