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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: 8 | Salary: $700,000 | Owned/Started%: 60/48 | Average Draft Position: 256.75
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Steve Pearce to miss a few days


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:12 am ET) 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. 


Steve Pearce scratched due to sore wrist


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce has been scratched due to a sore wrist Saturday.

Pearce will likely be replaced by Christian Walker. With the Orioles bound for the playoffs, the team wants to make sure Pearce is healthy down the stretch. Pearce is hitting .297/.376/.557 over 327 at-bats. 


Steve Pearce goes yard twice


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Orioles pitcher Steve Pearce hit two home runs Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Pearce struck for the first time in the bottom of the third. With the bases empty, Pearce belted an 82 mph slider out to left for a solo shot. He struck again in his next at-bat. With two men on, Pearce clubbed a 93 mph fastball out to left center for the three-run shot. He finished 2 for 3, with two runs scored and four RBI. 


Steve Pearce could be in line for occasional break


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) The promotion of prospect Christian Walker could mean a bit of rest for blossoming Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce downt the stretch after the team clinched the American League East title Tuesday night, per the Baltimore Sun.

Pearce has received more significant playing time than at any point in his major league career. He has been particularly hot lately with eight hits, including two home runs, in the last 17 at-bats. Despite having made his debut in 2007, his 320 at-bats this year nearly doubles his previous single-season high.


Hitters to start in Week 25


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) Looking for a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 25 (Sept. 15-21)? Russell Martin, Steve Pearce, Jed Lowrie, Xander Bogaerts, Josh Rutledge and Michael Cuddyer might just fit the bill.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Steve Pearce slugs 17th home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce went 2 for 4 with a double and a solo home run in his team's 3-2 loss to the Yankees Saturday.

Pearce hit his first home run of the month in the sixth inning Tuesday to cut his team's deficit to one run, but the Orioles weren't able to find any more offense in the game. He has hit .287/.364/.529 with 17 home runs and 40 RBI in 310 at-bats.


Steve Pearce returns from lengthy absence


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce is finally healthy enough to make his return to the lineup Saturday against the Rays, after missing more than a week with an abdominal strain.

Pearce is batting second and starting at first base for Saturday's game, his first appearance since suffering the injury last Friday. 


Steve Pearce likely out until Saturday, at least


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce is making slow progress in his recovery from an abdominal strain, but he has his eye on a potential return to the lineup Saturday against the Rays according to MASNSports.com.

Pearce, who has not played since last Friday as a result of this injury, will hit off a tee Thursday. He will then try to take batting practice Friday, and if he can get through that without incident, he could return to the lineup Saturday. 


Steve Pearce still not back in lineup Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce is out of the lineup yet again Thursday, the sixth straight game he has missed due to an abdominal strain.

Pearce is likely available off the bench in an emergency, but the expanded roster allows the Orioles the chance to keep him out of the lineup until he fully heals. 


Steve Pearce out of lineup Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Reds. Pearce has been dealing with an abdominal issue.

Steve Pearce could play in emergency


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce could play Tuesday if it were an emergency, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Pearce was not in the team's lineup Tuesday due to an abdominal strain. Despite being out, Pearce is improving. He's hit .289/.354/.532 over 284 at-bats. 


Steve Pearce misses fourth straight with abdominal strain


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce is out of the lineup yet again Tuesday, as he continues to deal with an abdominal strain. Pearce has not played since leaving Friday's game due to the injury, which has now cost him four games. 

Steve Pearce held out of starting lineup Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce was held out of the starting lineup Monday afternoon against Minnesota, as he continues to work his way back from a right abdominal strain. Pearce is hitting .289 with 16 homers and 37 RBI over 284 at-bats.

Steve Pearce doesn't return to lineup Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce missed a second straight start Sunday against the Twins due to an abdominal injury. Chris Davis, who had been starting at third base, was back at first base Sunday in Pearce's absence.

MRI for Steve Pearce shows no oblique issue


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2014) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce underwent an MRI Saturday which showed no additional damage beyond a strained abdominal muscle, MASNSports.com reports.

Pearce's MRI showed good news, in that he did not suffer an oblique or intercostals strain, which would likely cost him more time. He is not in the lineup for Saturday's game, but appears to be day to day at this point.  


Steve Pearce exits with abdominal strain


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce was forced out of Friday's game against the Twins with a right abdominal strain, the team announced. He left the game in the third inning and was replaced by Jimmy Paredes. Pearce is hitting .289 with 16 homers and 37 RBI over 284 at-bats.

Steve Pearce goes deep again


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce went deep for the third time in five games Thursday, in a 5-4 win over the Rays.

Pearce got the Orioles on the board with his solo home run in the first inning, his lone hit of the game. Though he went 1 for 4, he scored twice, the second time following a walk later in the game.

Pearce has homered five times in the month of August, bringing his season total to 16. He is hitting .290/.355/.534 in 283 at-bats overall. 


Steve Pearce goes yard again


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Orioles outfielder Steve Pearce hit another home run Monday against the Rays.

Pearce struck in the third inning. He belted a solo shot on a 90 mph fastball from Jake Odorizzi. It was Pearce's 15th home run of the season. He's now gone yard four times in his last eight games. Pearce finished 2 for 5, with two runs scored and one RBI. 


Steve Pearce goes deep vs. Cubs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce went deep Sunday afternoon against the Cubs.

Pearce took Tsuyoshi Wada deep for a solo home run in the seventh inning. He finished 1 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI in a 2-1 defeat. He has homered three times over his last seven games. Pearce owns a .287/.349/.522 slash line with 14 homers and 35 RBI over 268 at-bats.

More reason to like Steve Pearce again


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/21/2014) I've wondered allowed if Steve Pearce's recent turnaround could be a sign of things to come and more than once compared him to Brandon Moss, thinking he could be another late-bloomer if only he'd get the chance.

Based on what CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman said on Thursday's Fantasy Baseball Today, he absolutely will.

The video goes into more detail, of course, but to summarize, the Orioles really like Pearce. They believe in him, which doesn't explain the way they used him in July, but whatever, it's a new month.

Considering he hit .336 with a 1.003 OPS over a two-month span earlier this season and .294 with an .893 over nine minor-league seasons, I'm willing to take a flier on him if I need a corner infielder or a late-season power boost.


Steve Pearce swats 13th home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 4-3 win over the White Sox Wednesday.

Pearce has started to heat back up over the last four games, going 7 for 18 with four doubles and two home runs. He hadn't managed a multi-hit performance since July 19 before his current stretch. Pearce owns a .289/.353/.520 line with 13 home runs and 34 RBI in 256 at-bats.


Steve Pearce showing signs of life


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/19/2014) Back in June, Steve Pearce was one of the hottest pickups off the waiver wire, seemingly joining J.D. Martinez in shedding the Quadruple-A label with a .361 batting average, five home runs and 1.099 OPS for the month. In May and June combined, he hit .336 (47 for 140) with nine home runs and a 1.033 OPS.

His season took a sharp turn thereafter, his ownership rate plummeting from 77 to 23 percent as he hit just .173 (14 for 81) from July 5 to Aug. 16. The Orioles lost faith, routinely sitting him for David Lough and Delmon Young, and all hope seemed lost for the 31-year-old journeyman.

But I ended that stretch at Aug. 16 for a reason. In two games since, he's 5 for 10 with three doubles and a homer. It's a laughably small sample size, but given what he provided in the weeks leading up to it, it stands out. And particularly if you play in a standard Rotisserie league, where each team starts five outfielders and a third corner infielder, you may want to make a move for him depending how his next couple games go.

Given his minor-league track record, which includes a career .294 batting average and .893 OPS as well as a 31-homer season in 2007, I think he could go the way of Brandon Moss, another minor-league slugger presumed to be a Quadruple-A player until a team finally gave him an extended look. Of course, the Orioles will have to stick with Pearce for him to have that chance, but I wouldn't dismiss him just yet.


Steve Pearce ends home run drought at 19 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Orioles outfielder/first baseman Steve Pearce ended his home run drought at 19 games during a 4-1 win Sunday at Cleveland. Pearce went 2 for 5 with one double and two runs. 

Pearce connected for his first home run since July 10 when he hit a solo shot off C.C. Lee in the seventh inning. It was also his first RBI in 20 games. Pearce entered play Sunday mired in a 9-for-58 slump in his previous 19 games.


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.