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

Pearce will get the day off following his return from a knee contusion Saturday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pearce missed two games before going 0-for-3 with a strikeout during Saturday's contest with the Royals. The Blue Jays will give him another day to rest while Dwight Smith earns the start in left.

Steve Pearce
1B/2B/LF/DH TOR
4 days ago

Pearce (knee) is batting fifth and playing left field Saturday against the Royals, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pearce is back in the starting lineup after just being available off the bench the previous two games. The 34-year-old, who is slashing .260/.306/.460 in 32 games this season, will face Jason Vargas in his return to the starting lineup.

Steve Pearce
1B/2B/LF/DH TOR
5 days ago

Pearce (knee) will remain out of the lineup Friday, but is available to pinch hit off the bench, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pearce is missing his second straight game following his collision with the outfield wall during Wednesday's game, which forced him to exit the contest. The Blue Jays called up Ian Parmley to make a start i right field, and will take is easy with Pearce before allowing him to return to the lineup.

Steve Pearce
1B/2B/LF/DH TOR
6 days ago

Pearce (knee) is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rangers, but he is available off the bench if needed, Steve Buffery of the Toronto Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pearce will get the day off after suffering a knee contusion following a collision with the outfield wall in Wednesday's win. The 34-year-old remains day-to-day; Dwight Smith Jr. will man left field in his place.

Steve Pearce
1B/2B/LF/DH TOR
6 days ago

Pearce was diagnosed with a knee contusion following his collision with the outfield wall Wednesday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Initial X-rays on his knee came back negative, so early signs appear to indicate the 34-year-old avoided a more serious injury. He's being considered day-to-day by the Blue Jays for now, though that may change once he is further evaluated Thursday.

Steve Pearce
1B/2B/LF/DH TOR
6 days ago

Pearce was removed from Wednesday's game with an apparent injury, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pearce came up limping after colliding with the outfield wall in the fifth inning, and while he was initially able to stay in the game, Kevin Pillar came on to replace him in the outfield the next inning. It's unclear what he injured at this point, but more should be known following the conclusion of Wednesday's game. Pearce was 3-for-3 with an RBI double and a run scored before being forced out of the contest.

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

Making his return from the disabled list, Pearce (calf) went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk Friday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Pearce wasted no time getting back into the action, smacking a deep fly off Jose Quintana in his first big-league at-bat since May 14. With Justin Smoak crushing the ball (19 homers) this season, the Jays are unlikely to deploy a platoon at first base with Pearce as originally planned. That said, Ezequiel Carrera (broken foot) is in for an elongated DL stint, leaving Pearce to man left field on a regular basis until further notice.

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

Pearce (calf) was activated from the disabled list and will start Friday's contest with the White Sox, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pearce has been sidelined roughly a month due to an ailing calf, but it seems like he's good to go for the weekend series with Chicago as planned. He'll take over his normal starting role in left field and will bat seventh Friday as he looks to improve upon the career-worst .629 OPS he produced prior to getting hurt. To make room for him on the active roster, Chris Coghlan (wrist) was moved to the disabled list.

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

Pearce (calf) is expected to come off the 10-day disabled list at some point during the upcoming weekend, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Up until Tuesday, Pearce wasn't initially certain to take on regular at-bats when he returned from the disabled list, but that seems to be a greater likelihood after Ezequiel Carrera, who had been serving as the primary left fielder, suffered a fractured foot and was placed on the 10-day DL on Wednesday. The Blue Jays recalled Dwight Smith in a corresponding move to shore up the outfield depth, but Pearce's superior big-league track record should give him the edge in the playing-time battle once he's activated. Pearce moved his rehab to Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday and played his fifth game of the assignment, going 1-for-4 with a run scored.

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

Pearce (calf) had his rehab assignment transferred to Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pearce went hitless during his assignment with Double-A New Hampshire, but it seems like the Blue Jays were happy enough with his health at that stage to move him up to face more advanced pitching. He still seems to be a week or so away from returning to the Blue Jays, although more details on that front should emerge as he plays in more rehab games.