OUTSteve Pearce
1B/2B/LF/DH TOR
2 months ago

Pearce (back) was shut down for the remainder of the season, Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pearce recently admitted that he has been dealing with back pain "for a while." He was slated to travel to Florida to meet with a spine specialist and receive epidural injections Monday. In the first season of a two-year, $12.5 million contract with Toronto, Pearce hit .252/.319/.438 with 13 homers and 37 RBI in 92 games. He projects to open 2018 as one of the club's top options in left field.

OUTSteve Pearce
1B/2B/LF/DH TOR
2 months ago

Pearce (back) is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Pearce will be withheld from the starting lineup for a 16th straight game as he continues to deal with a back injury. It's unclear if he'll return to action before the end of the regular season. Teoscar Hernandez will continue to man left field in Pearce's absence.

OUTSteve Pearce
1B/2B/LF/DH TOR
2 months ago

Pearce is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

For the 15th straight game, Pearce will be withheld from Toronto's lineup. He hasn't appeared in any capacity in that stretch, which has given Teoscar Hernandez the opportunity to be a regular in the Blue Jays' outfield. Hernandez will hit leadoff and start in left field again Sunday.

OUTSteve Pearce
1B/2B/LF/DH TOR
2 months ago

Pearce (back) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Pearce hasn't played since Sept. 8, and he'll open on the bench for a 14th straight contest as he continues to deal with a back injury. The Blue Jays haven't provided much information about his status, so it's still unclear when he'll return, if at all. In the meantime, Teoscar Hernandez will continue to start in left field.

OUTSteve Pearce
1B/2B/LF/DH TOR
2 months ago

Pearce (back) is out of the lineup for Friday's game versus the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Teoscar Hernandez will hit leadoff and start in left field yet again as Pearce remains out with a back injury. Having missed 13 consecutive games, the Blue Jays haven't given any indication as to when Pearce will be set to return.

OUTSteve Pearce
1B/2B/LF/DH TOR
2 months ago

Pearce (back) is not in the lineup against Kansas City on Thursday,

Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

This marks the 12th straight game that Pearce will remain out of the starting nine, dating back to Sept. 9. The outfielder hasn't been able to come in and see action off the bench, which gives a clear indication that he isn't ready for action just yet. He remains without a timetable for now, and should be considered day-to-day moving forward, while Teoscar Hernandez draws a start in left for Thursday's affair.

OUTSteve Pearce
1B/2B/LF/DH TOR
2 months ago

Pearce (back) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Royals, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Blue Jays have yet to indicate when Pearce is expected to return, but Wednesday will mark the 11th consecutive game in which he's been omitted from the lineup. Ezequiel Carrera will hit leadoff and start in left field Wednesday night.

OUTSteve Pearce
1B/2B/LF/DH TOR
2 months ago

Pearce (back) remains out of the lineup Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

A team off day Monday did not improve Pearce's health, so he will sit out Tuesday for the 10th game in a row. It's not clear when he will be ready to return, but he is running out of time to get back before the season ends.

OUTSteve Pearce
1B/2B/LF/DH TOR
2 months ago

Pearce (back) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Pearce will be out for the ninth straight game as he continues to be bothered by a back problem. With Pearce out, Michael Saunders is starting in left field.

OUTSteve Pearce
1B/2B/LF/DH TOR
2 months ago

Pearce (back) is out of Saturday's lineup against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

He will miss his eighth straight game with a back issue. Teoscar Hernandez is starting in left field and leading off against lefty Adalberto Mejia.