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28 Steve Pearce 1B
Height/Weight: 5-11/200 | Birthdate: 4/13/1983 | Birthplace: Lakeland, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Baltimore | College: South Carolina | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $700,000 | Owned/Started%: 68/30 | Average Draft Position: 192.49
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Caleb Joseph, Alejandro De Aza, Travis Snider out of Orioles' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) The Orioles will rest three starters in Sunday's game against Boston. 

Catcher Caleb Joseph, left fielder Alejandro De Aza and right fielder Travis Snider, who have combined for 36 starts this season at their respective positions, are all out of the lineup.

Ryan Lavarnway gets his fifth start of the year at catcher, batting eighth. Delmon Young is in right, batting fourth. It's his fourth start of the year but third in four days.

Steve Pearce will play left, starting for the third time this year. He's batting sixth. 

The Orioles are +100 money line underdogs at home against Boston. 


Orioles 1B Steve Pearce: 'I've been like a one-man rally killer'


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce is not complaining about his recent time on the bench. In fact, he understands why Buck Showalter has been opting to play others over him.

Pearce owns a .167 batting average with two homers, four RBI and .292 slugging percentage. That translates into a lot of blown opportunities on a team that has been battering pitchers much of the year.

"I've been like a one-man rally killer this past week," he told masnsports.com. "It's been frustrating and I think Buck (Showalter) sees I'm frustrated. I'm not swinging like I'm capable. But it comes around, it always does. Just want to get back to how I know I can play."

How he knows he can play was how he played in a breakout 2014 in which he batted .293 with 21 taters and recorded an OPS of .930.

Pearce has just three at-bats since April 21.


Orioles' Steve Pearce on the bench again for Red Sox game


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce is beginning Friday's game against the Red Sox on the bench again. 

Pearce has not started in five of the past six games. In this span, Pearce's lone start came in a 13-6 loss to the Blue Jays. He's enduring a 2-for-24 slump as well, with both of those hits coming against Red Sox on April 18. 

Pearce's slash line is .149/.231/.277. He's come off the bench in Baltimore's past two games. 


Orioles' Steve Pearce, Ryan Flaherty back in the lineup Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Orioles' Steve Pearce and catcher Ryan Flaherty are back in the starting lineup Tuesday after getting the day off Monday, per MASN Sports.

Pearce will bat second and play first base after not playing since Saturday. He is hitting .250 in eight career at-bats against Mark Buehrle with two doubles and a strike out. Flaherty is hitting .333 with two home runs and three RBI in 24 at-bats this season.

The Orioles are currently the underdogs (+125) against Toronto.


Steve Pearce held out of Orioles lineup for a second straight game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Struggling Orioles slugger Steve Pearce was held out of the starting lineup for a second straight game Monday against the Red Sox. It was also the third time in five games he wasn't in the starting lineup.

Pearce is batting .175 (7 for 40) with two home runs, three RBI and 11 strikeouts through 10 games.


Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce looking to break out of mini slump


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce is still working out the kinks at the plate this season. Pearce went into a stretch of 2 for 30 early in the season, including 14 straight at-bats going hitless. Manager Buck Showalter wants him to slow things down a bit when he steps into the box, reports CSN Baltimore.

"When he's going well, his strike zone management is real good. He's gotten out of that a little bit. He's trying to get four hits in one at-bat," Showalter said.

"The same reason why you love him is the same reason why he'll go through some periods. He's strong enough. He gets a lot of confidence because of the confidence we have in him. At some point, somebody's going to pay because of his troubles."

Pearce hit .293 with 21 home runs and 49 RBI in his first full season in 2014.

"I don't think pressure is the word," Showalter said. "He knows that we understand how tough this is to do…Stevie wants to be a potentially everyday guy like he has the potential to be. He'll get it going."


Jimmy Paredes to DH on Saturday for Orioles


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Jimmy Paredes, activated off the disabled list earlier in the day, is playing designated hitter for the Orioles and hitting fifth in the order. 

The insertion of Paredes caused some position shuffling across the Orioles' lineup. Chris Davis, who has been playing DH, moved to first base, and first baseman Steve Pearce moved to right. Right fielder Travis Snider is not in the lineup. 

With Jonathan Schoop on the disabled list, Ryan Flaherty steps into the lineup, playing second base and batting eighth. 


Orioles DH Steve Pearce absent from Wednesday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Slumping Orioles designated hitter Steve Pearce is out of the lineup for the Wednesday night game against the visiting Yankees. It's the first time this season he has been benched.

Pearce, who has batted either second or cleanup in every game, has just two hits in his last 23 at-bats covering six games. His average has slipped to .161.


Orioles' Alejandro De Aza takes a seat vs. LHP Mark Buehrle


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) The Orioles did not include outfielder Alejandro De Aza in the starting lineup Friday, with the Blue Jays starting left-hander Mark Buehrle, according to MASN Sports. De Aza is a career .247/.311/.366 hitter against lefties.

Steve Pearce shifted to left field and Chris Davis received his first start of the season at first base. Travis Snider remained in right field.


Orioles' Steve Pearce goes deep for second time in as many games


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Orioles first baseman/outfielder Steve Pearce homered for the second time in two games against the Rays at Tropicana Field.

Pearce took Nathan Karns deep for a two-run home run in the second inning. He finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored and an RBI in a 6-5 victory. He is hitting .429 (3 for 7) with two home runs and three RBI to start the season.

The Lakeland, Fla. native is hitting .400 (14 for 35) with five homers and nine RBI over his last 11 games at Tropican Field.

Pearce can play," Chris Davis said of Pearce, per MASN Sports. "I think the biggest thing for him was just getting an opportunity. Sometimes that's all it takes. But I was glad to see him start off where he left off last year. He's a guy who works really hard and he's easy to root for, so I'm happy for him and hopefully he can keep it going."


Alejandro De Aza, Ryan Flaherty, Steve Pearce homer for Orioles


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) The Orioles hit three home runs in a 6-2 Opening Day win over the Rays on Monday. 

It was the sixth time in team history that the Orioles have had at least three long balls on Opening Day. 

Alejandro De Aza fouled off six straight pitches before hitting a 2-2 pitch out to right-center for a two-run homer in the fifth. De Aza went one for five, scoring twice and striking out three times. 

"Anything you can contribute for the team to win a game, it's important," he said, per MASN Sports. "Leadoff, I don't worry about the at-bat I'm going to get. I try to get as many pitches as I can from the pitcher so the guy behind me can see what the pitcher has."

Steve Pearce led off the sixth inning with a homer to left on a 1-1 pitch. Pearce went one for three, scoring a second run after walking.

Both De Aza and Pearce victimized Rays' starter Chris Archer. Ryan Flaherty added an insurance run to lead off the ninth, off of Kirby Yates. Flaherty went one for four.


Orioles' Steve Pearce out to prove 2014 season wasn't a fluke


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Coming off a breakout season in 2014, it would be easy to assume Orioles first baseman/outfielder Steve Pearce will be facing a tougher challenge in 2015 as pitchers around the league study film and make adjustments.

Yet, Pearce doesn't seem worried about a potential drop-off in production.

"They adjusted to me last year," he said, per MASNsports.com. "There are constant adjustments. I never look back at it and say, 'That was an awesome year.' I felt like that is how I play. I never thought pitchers just grooved me fastballs because they knew who I was. I was still pitched pretty hard. If I play every day, I feel that is the way I can play."

Pearce, thus far, is showing his 2014 season might not be a fluke. He is batting .382 (13 for 34) with five home runs in 11 spring games.

"I am constantly working on things," Pearce said. "It is nice to be able to take it into games here and work on it knowing I have a spot on the team. In the past, it was like I gotta get a hit and you could press in spring. This year is a little less stressful, just can work on getting ready for the season."


Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce clubs fourth spring home run


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Orioles first baseman/outfielder Steve Pearce connected for a three-run homer off Tommy Milone in the second inning of Saturday's spring game against the Twins. 

Pearce has been locked in at the plate lately, homering in four of his last five games. Despite his surge at the plate, Pearce still feels he has plenty of work left to do.

"I'm not happy with bad at-bats," he said, per MASNsports.com. "I don't care what time of year it is. I'm always trying to get better. I have a plan at the plate and I want to get consistent at-bats so I can take it into the season."

Pearce is batting .355 (11 for 31) with one double, four home runs and eight RBI in 10 spring games.


Orioles' Steve Pearce yet to see regular action this spring


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Orioles first baseman/outfielder Steve Pearce made just his fifth start in 10 spring games Wednesday, but manager Buck Showalter indicated that the versatile player will see plenty of action this spring, MLB.com reports.

"He will get plenty of [playing time], we are still three weeks away," Showalter said. "You don't want to take away from who he really is. I've had a lot of players like that, that's what made them good was knowing they worked harder and were more prepared. But with Steve, if he wasn't starting, he'd probably take 100 swings in the cage over the course of the game to be ready for that one at-bat to help the team. And now if he's doing that and playing five or six days a week, that's counterproductive."

As Pearce isn't battling for a roster spot, he hasn't hit the road with the team for away games this spring, limiting his action. There are no plans to use him at third base, but the option is still on the table for the Baltimore manager.


Orioles' Steve Pearce likely to get playing time at multiple positions


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Orioles slugger Steve Pearce expects to see playing time at multiple positions in 2015, per MLB.com. Pearce could see playing time at first base, right field, left field, third base and DH.

“It definitely will be fun,” Pearce said of being used in a versatile role. “You never know what you’re going to get. If I’m in the lineup, I’ll play anywhere.”

Pearce had a breakout season in the majors in 2014, batting .293 with a .556 slugging percentage, .930 OPS, 21 home runs, 26 doubles and 49 RBI in 102 games.

“Just a chance to show what I could do last year and getting the opportunity and seizing it,” Pearce said of what he was proud of last year. “It’s been a long road for me on that part but I’m just glad that I got the chance.

“It took a while [for the 2014 season]  to sink in. For me, last year was so fun for what we accomplished as a team. Not just my individual stats. How we surprised people like nobody said we’d do. When I look back on it that was probably the best for me.”


Orioles likely to use a combo of players to replace Markakis in RF


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Orioles manager Buck Showalter is expecting to use a few players in right field to replace Nick Markakis, who signed a free-agent deal with the Braves in the offseason.

"We're equipped to have that be a two- or three-headed player," Showalter said of the Orioles' right-field situation which could include a combination of Travis SniderSteve PearceDelmon YoungAlejandro De Aza and Chris Davis, per MLB.com. "It also allows us to keep everybody in the flow and have everybody make contributions with their skill set. But somebody steps out there and takes off with it … that's why I think Steve [Pearce] graduated a little bit from that [role as a part-time player]."


Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce agrees to $3.7M salary for 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2015) The Orioles avoided arbitration with outfielder/first baseman Steve Pearce, agreeing to a $3.7 million salary for 2015, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Pearce reportedly filed for $5.4 million, while the Orioles reportedly offered $2 million.

Pearce is coming off his best season as a major leaguer, batting .293 with a .373 on-base percentage, .556 slugging percentage, .930 OPS, 21 home runs, 26 doubles and 49 RBI in 102 games.


Report: First baseman Steve Pearce files for $5.4 million in arbitration


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Orioles and first baseman Steve Pearce have begun the process for arbitration with Pearce asking for $5.4 million and Baltimore offering $2 million, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Pearce earned $850K in 2014, when he hit .293 with 21 home runs and 49 RBI.


Duquette: Orioles have internal replacements for open OF slot


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2014) Orioles executive vice president for baseball operations Dan Duquette said Thursday that the team has internal options on hand to replace outfielder Nick Markakis, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Markakis is heading to Atlanta, leaving the Orioles with a hole in the outfield, but it appears they're leaning towards plugging that slot internally. Duquette mentioned Alejandro De Aza, David Lough and Steve Pearce as potential options, while Dariel Alvarez and Mike Yastrzemski are minor-leaguers who could also figure into the mix. The Orioles will still be looking for outfield depth on the market, even if the team's starting replacement for Markakis is already in the organization. Duquette also mentioned the bullpen as an area of priority this offseason.

Of the major-league options mentioned, Pearce shined the brightest offensively in 2014, hitting .292/.373/.556 with 21 home runs, 49 RBI and five stolen bases in 338 at-bats in the best season of his career by far. De Aza spent much of the season with the White Sox before coming to Baltimore, and he hit .252/.314/.386 between the two teams with eight home runs, 41 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 477 at-bats. Lough hit .247/.309/.385 with four home runs, 16 RBI and eight stolen bases in 174 at-bats.


O's tender contracts to all 11 arbitration-eligible players


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) As expected, the Orioles announced Tuesday they have tendered contracts to all 11 arbitration-eligible players. Those players include: Catcher Matt Wieters, infielders Chris Davis, Ryan Flaherty and Steve Pearce, outfielder Alejandro De Aza, right-handers Miguel Gonzalez, Tommy Hunter, Bud Norris and Chris Tillman and left-handers Zach Britton and Brian Matusz.

Steve Pearce starting again Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) As expected, Orioles hot-hitting first baseman Steve Pearce has returned to the lineup for their Thursday night game against the host Yankees.

Pearce, who played in the field Wednesday and had one at-bat, had been out since Friday with a wrist ailment. He lost a seven-game hitting streak with his hitless plate appearance Wednesday.


Steve Pearce back in action Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce has returned as a defensive replacement late in the Wednesday game against the Yankees. He's expected to start Thursday in the finale of the series.

Pearce, who has been out since Saturday with a wrist issue, has been among the most pleasant surprises for the playoff-bound team this season. He owns a .297/.376.,557 stat line with 20 home runs and 48 RBI in 327 at-bats.


Steve Pearce's return pushed back to Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Orioles outfielder Steve Pearce will take batting practice Wednesday before potentially returning to the lineup Thursday, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Pearce, who has been recovering from a wrist injury, had been aiming for a Wednesday return. He has hit .297/.376/.557 with 20 home runs and 48 RBI in 327 at-bats.


Steve Pearce looking at Wednesday return


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/22/2014) Orioles outfielder Steve Pearce was out of the lineup for a third straight game because of a sore wrist Monday at the Yankees, and according to MASNsports.com, he's not aiming to return until Wednesday.

Pearce, who received a cortisone shot in his wrist Saturday, was red hot before the injury, batting .405 (15 for 37) with four home runs in 11 games.


Steve Pearce to miss a few days


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Orioles designated hitter Steve Pearce will miss a few days after receiving a cortisone shot, according to MASN. 

Pearce was scratched Saturday with a wrist issue. He received a cortisone shot, and will miss the next few days as the shot kicks in.