Steve Pearce 1B/LF.. BAL 8 Days

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.

Steve Pearce 1B/LF.. BAL 10 Days

Pearce is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Pearce played Saturday for the first time in a week after dealing with an abdominal injury. He will sit again Sunday, and yield the start at first base to Chris Davis.

Steve Pearce 1B/LF.. BAL 10 Days

Pearce (abdomen) went 0-for-2 and drew a pair of walks before departing for a pinch-runner late in Saturday's game against the Rays.

The game action was Pearce's first since August 29. With Manny Machado out for the season, Pearce will likely see his time at first base with Chris Davis covering third down the stretch, mostly against left-handed pitching.

Steve Pearce 1B/LF.. BAL 11 Days

Pearce (abdomen) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Rays, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

An abdominal strain sidelined Pearce for more than a week, but he'll step back in Saturday as Chris Davis heads across the diamond to third base to face lefty Drew Smyly. Pearce is batting .326/.396/.663 with seven homers in 96 plate appearances against left-handed pitching this season.

Steve Pearce 1B/LF.. BAL 12 Days

Pearce (abdomen) will hit off a tee Thursday and take batting practice Friday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

If Pearce completes both activities without incident, there's a good chance he'll be available to play Saturday against the Rays. Pearce has been held out of the lineup for the past six games.

Steve Pearce 1B/LF.. BAL 13 Days

Pearce (abdomen) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Reds, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Per the Baltimore Sun's Eduardo A. Encina, Pearce is still waiting to receive clearance to swing a bat. He's reported improvement with his abdominal strain in recent days, but until he properly tests out the injury, a return to the lineup shouldn't be considered imminent.

Steve Pearce 1B/LF.. BAL 14 Days

The Orioles are playing it cautious with Pearce (abdomen), but he will attempt to swing a bat in the next few days, MASN Sports reports.

There was initially hope that Pearce would be able to return to the lineup in the middle of the week, but that plan appears to be out the window. If Pearce cannot swing a bat for another couple of days, he may not get back into the lineup until sometime next week.

Steve Pearce 1B/LF.. BAL 15 Days

Manager Buck Showalter said Pearce is doing better and could do a "test run" during the series with the Reds, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

With that news, it appears Pearce will likely make an appearance sometime in the next few days assuming everything goes well. When he returns, it will likely push Chris Davis back to third base despite the addition of Kelly Johnson to the roster.

Steve Pearce 1B/LF.. BAL 16 Days

Pearce (abdomen) reamins out of the lineup Monday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Pearce left Friday's game with an abdominal strain, but the MRI results came back negative. He is still considered day-to-day, but is out of the lineup again Monday. Chris Davis is again in at first while Jimmy Paredes will man third.

Steve Pearce 1B/LF.. BAL 17 Days

Pearce (abdomen) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

A strained abdomen will keep Pearce on the bench for the second straight game, forcing Chris Davis to move over from third base to cover for Pearce at first base. The Orioles bolstered their depth in the corner infield by acquiring Kelly Johnson from the Red Sox on Saturday, but Pearce's strong production this season should give him the edge in holding on to his job once he returns to full health.