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28 Steve Pearce LF
Height/Weight: 5-11/200 | Birthdate: 4/13/1983 | Birthplace: Lakeland, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Baltimore | College: South Carolina | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $700,000 | Owned/Started%: 71/52 | Average Draft Position: 234.60
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Hitters to sit in Week 16


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/18/2014) Thinking of starting Mike Zunino, C.J. Cron, Kolten Wong, Aramis Ramirez, J.J. Hardy or Steve Pearce in the shortened Fantasy Week 16 (July 18-20)? You might want to think again.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Steve Pearce sitting in nation's capital


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) The lack of a designated hitter in a Tuesday night game at Washington has hot-hitting Steve Pearce sidelined for the second straight night for the Orioles.

Pearce, who pinch-hit Monday, had 12 hits in his previous seven games and has been one of the surprises of the season. He boasts a stat line of .324/.379/.578.


Hitters to sit in Week 15


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/6/2014) Thinking about starting Derek Norris, Steve Pearce, Josh Harrison, Nick Castellanos, Jed Lowrie or Austin Jackson in Fantasy Week 15 (July 7-13)? You might want to think again.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Steve Pearce enjoys another big performance Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Orioles outfielder Steve Pearce stayed hot Thursday, going 4 for 5 with two doubles, two RBI and two stolen bases in his team's 5-2 victory over the Rangers.

Pearce has been a monster out of the two-hole since moving to that spot in the lineup permanently in mid-June, posting a .352/.446/.796 line with six home runs and 15 RBI in 54 at-bats before Thursday's four-hit performance, which was the first of his career. He has hit .338/.397/.618 with 10 home runs, 29 RBI and four stolen bases in 157 at-bats.


Steve Pearce slugs two home runs in win vs. Rangers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce went 2 for 5 with two home runs and four RBI in his team's 7-1 win over the Rangers Monday.

Pearce started things off with a two-run home run in the first inning and slugged another two-run shot in the fourth inning. He's come alive during the second half of June, smacking five home runs since June 17 while collecting multiple hits in eight of his 12 games during that stretch. Pearce has hit .327/.385/.592 with nine home runs and 25 RBI in 147 at-bats.


Hitters to start in Week 14


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/29/2014) Looking for a sleeper for Fantasy Week 14 (June 30-July 6)? Mike Zunino, Eric Hosmer, Neil Walker, Brock Holt, Brad Miller and Steve Pearce might just fit the bill.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Steve Pearce a worthy deeper-league gamble


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/23/2014) Steve Pearce has started five straight games for the Orioles -- three against righties and two against lefties -- so the opportunity is there for him if he chooses to capitalize on it.

So far, so good.

During that five-game stretch, Pearce is batting .500 (10 for 20) with four doubles and two homers. And for the year, with mostly infrequent at-bats, he's batting .339 (40 for 118) with six homers and a .972 OPS.

Which normally wouldn't mean anything to me given how poorly his previous stints in the majors have gone. But between Brandon Moss in 2012 and J.D. Martinez this year, I'm a little more open to the idea of a presumed Quadruple-A player figuring things out later in his career.

Of course, at age 31, Pearce would be the oldest of the three to do so, but in leagues where more than 360 players are owned, what do you have to lose? He hit .333 with 31 homers and a 1.016 OPS between three stops with the Pirates organization back in 2007, and as recently as 2012, he hit .318 with 11 homers and a .986 OPS in 192 at-bats for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.


Can Steve Pearce make it six in a row?


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce has delivered two hits in each of his last five games. It won't be easy for him to extend that streak Monday against White Sox starter Chris Sale (6-1, 2.20 ERA).

Orioles manager Buck Showalter told MASNSports.com the 31-year-old Pearce has been "solid for us," and that's an understatement. Pearce is batting .429 (18-for-42) with five doubles, two homers and seven RBI in his 12 games since June 6.

"I'm trying to be as complimentary as possible as I can about Steve," Showalter said. "He's been solid for us. A lot of guys 28-32 figure it out and he kind of knows who he is and who he's not. A lot of guys, you put them in that come-to-the-rescue mode and they're really good. And also, do you want to really stretch it out and say, 'Boy, maybe we found something here. Let's play him every day,' and then all of a sudden the waters part and a different guy shows up? I'm not so sure Stevie's not getting on the other side of that."

Showalter said Pearce is good at putting at-bats behind him, making them "a distant memory."

"He's slashing and whacking. I don't know by the way he plays if he can stay healthy, but there's only one way to find out, right?" the manager said.

"He's got a couple little nagging issues like everybody does right now that you have to watch. One, his wrists, because of how many swings he takes. Donnie (Mattingly's) back was because of how many swings he took every day, but that's who he was."


Steve Pearce helps power Orioles to win in New York


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Orioles outfielder Steve Pearce remained on his two-hit roll Saturday against the Yankees. But his fourth straight two-hit game included a home run.

Pearce slammed one 418 feet in the fifth inning for his sixth of the year. He added a single in raising his batting average to .333 and slugging percentage to a fine .579. Pearce is batting .500 in his last four games.


Steve Pearce hits game-winner late Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce hit his first home run in more than three weeks Tuesday, in a 7-5 win over the Rays.

Pearce's home run proved to be a key one, as he put the Orioles up by the final margin with his seventh-inning shot. He went 2 for 3 in the game with a pair of walks, while scoring twice and driving in two runs.

Pearce is hitting .317/.367/.535 in 101 at-bats, and his home run Tuesday was his fifth of the season. 


Steve Pearce knocks pinch-hit home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Orioles outfielder Steve Pearce made his pinch-hit appearance count Tuesday, slugging a three-run home run in his team's 7-6 loss to the Brewers.

Pearce watched his team fall behind 5-0 after four innings, but he helped complete a comeback with a three-run shot in the seventh inning. It was a nice rebound after going 0 for 5 at the plate the previous night. Pearce has hit .317/.358/.571 with four home runs and 11 RBI in 63 at-bats.


Steve Pearce goes deep again Thursday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2014) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce went deep for his second home run of the season Thursday night against the Rays in Tampa.

Pearce took starter David Price deep for a two-run home run in the second inning. He added a single and finished 2 for 4 with one run and two RBI in a 3-1 victory. He has homered twice over the last three games. He is hitting .270 with two homers and five RBI in 37 at-bats.


Steve Pearce marks return with three-hit game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2014) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce appeared in his first game since re-signing with the team Thursday, in a 5-1 win over the Pirates.

Pearce, who was released just a few days ago before ultimately landing back in Baltimore, played a big part in helping the Orioles win the first game of a doubleheader. He went 3 for 4 -- all singles -- while driving in two runs.

Pearce is now 4 for 11 on the season, having appeared in just five games total. 


Steve Pearce makes swift return to Orioles


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2014) Just two days after he was released by the Orioles, first baseman Steve Pearce is back with the organization Tuesday. The team announced Pearce's signing to a major-league contract Tuesday, and he will be with the club in time for Wednesday's game against the Pirates.

Pearce was released after going 1 for 7 in three appearances earlier this season. He hit .261/.362/.420 in 138 plate appearances a year ago. 


Steve Pearce elects free agency


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2014) Orioles outfielder Steve Pearce was claimed on release waivers, but he elected free agency instead of accepting the claim. Pearce was released over the weekend.

Orioles release Steve Pearce


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2014) The Orioles have released Steve Pearce Sunday.

Pearce was designated for assignment April 22. Pearce had just seven at-bats with the club this year. He's hit .237/.316/.376 in 750 career at-bats. 


T.J. McFarland recalled, Steve Pearce cut from 40-man roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) The Orioles announced Tuesday they recalled pitcher T.J. McFarland from Triple-A Norfolk. To clear a spot on the roster, outfielder Steve Pearce was designated for assignment.

Orioles bring Steve Pearce back


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2013) The Orioles re-signed outfielder Steve Pearce Monday, rather than opting to go to arbitration. Pearce, who made $700,000 while posting a .261/.362/.420 line in 119 at-bats in 2013, will see a slight pay raise, as FOXSports.com reports his deal is worth $850,000

Orioles planning to tender all arbitration eligible players


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2013) Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette told the Baltimore Sun Monday he has no intention of letting his arbitration eligible players go.

"We are planning on tendering those guys," Duquette said. "Most of the guys we have there are real good players."

First baseman Chris Davis highlights the list of arbitration eligible players, which features eight additional names. They are: catcher Matt Wieters; outfielders Nolan Reimold and Steve Pearce; and pitchers Troy Patton, Brian Matusz, Tommy Hunter, Jim Johnson and Bud Norris


Steve Pearce goes deep for Birds


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2013) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce homered Wednesday during a win over Toronto. Pearce went deep for the fourth time this season to left field in the bottom of the fourth inning for a solo blast.

Pearce finished 2 for 3 with a walk in the game and is batting .252 on the year for the Orioles. The 30-year-old has had wrist issues all year. These were his first hits since Aug. 19 against Tampa Bay.

Steve Pearce back with Orioles


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2013) Orioles designated hitter Steve Pearce has rejoined the team Tuesday, according to MASN.

Pearce has been sidelined since August 27 with a wrist injury. He is not in the team's starting lineup Tuesday against the Red Sox. He's hitting .241 in 108 at-bats. 


Steve Pearce swinging a bat


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2013) Orioles designated hitter Steve Pearce has been swinging a bat down in Sarasota, MASNSports.com reports Monday. Pearce received another cortisone injection in his sore left wrist. 

On the disabled list, Pearce is a candidate to join the Orioles in Boston later in the week. He's hitting .241 this year with four doubles, three home runs and nine RBI over 38 appearances. 


Steve Pearce playing in simulated games


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2013) Orioles outfielder Steve Pearce is expected to play in simulated games Friday and Saturday in Sarasota, MASNSports.com reports Tuesday. He could return for the Orioles in Boston next week after taking batting practice Tuesday to test his sore left wrist. 

Steve Pearce wanted back by skipper


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2013) Orioles designated hitter/outfielder Steve Pearce underwent an injection in his wrist on Friday, MLB.com reports. While it might be a long shot, manager Buck Showalter hopes to get Pearce back before the end of the season. 

Pearce last played for Baltimore on Aug. 27. He's batting .241 on the year with three homers and nine RBI over 122 plate appearances. Pearce was just 5 for 24 (.208) over his last nine games before getting injured again. He's dealt with wrist issues all season. 


Steve Pearce may not return


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2013) Orioles designated hitter Steve Pearce, who is again on the DL with a wrist issue, will undergo an injection to get it to heal better, MLB.com reports Saturday.

That said, the injection could keep him from returning to the Orioles this season.

Manager Buck Showalter said the team is just going to have to see how the wrist reacts.

"[It] still could happen," Showalter said. "I think they're trying to get the last bit out, and they think by doing this, they could resolve it for the rest of the year."