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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%: 42/20 | Average Draft Position: 192.31
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Inconsistent Steve Pearce set to sit Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) The all-or-nothing performance at the plate and struggles against right-handers from Steve Pearce has him out of the Orioles lineup Friday against Tampa Bay.

Pearce is 14-for-77 against righties this season. He has just four hits in his last 24 at-bats - and three of them were home runs. His average is down to .194.


Orioles resting Caleb Joseph, Steve Pearce in nightcap Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/28/2015) In the second game of Thursday's doubleheader, Orioles manager is holding catcher Caleb Joseph and infielder/outfielder Steve Pearce out of the lineup against the White Sox. 

Joseph had started each of the last four games behind the plate. He went 0 for 3 with a pair of strikeouts in the first game. He will give way to Steve Clevenger, who is making his first start since being recalled from Triple-A on Tuesday.

Pearce, who started in left field in game one, also started each of the last four games for the Orioles. He had a single in three at-bats against Chris Sale in the first game. David Lough will get the start in left and bat ninth in the nightcap.


Orioles RF Steve Pearce connects for sixth home run of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Orioles right fielder Steve Pearce went 1 for 4 at the plate in Baltimore's 5-4 win over the Astros on Wednesday. 

Pearce got his damage done in the fourth inning when he blasted a Collin McHugh pitch over the left field wall for a solo home run, his sixth of the season. McHugh, who aslo struck out three times, is now hitting .190 with 18 RBI on the year.


Orioles OF Travis Snider starts in left field on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Following a three-game absence from the lineup, Orioles outfielder Travis Snider is starting in left field on Wednesday against the Astros. For the first time this season, Snider will bat in the No. 2 hole in the lineup. 

Snider has been mostly a part-time player this season, splitting time in the outfield with David Lough, Delmon Young and Steve Pearce, who is starting in right field on Wednesday. 

This season, Snider is hitting .270/.356/.371 this season with four doubles, and one home run. 


Orioles' Steve Pearce smacks fifth homer Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce went 1 for 3 with a two-run home run in his team's 4-3 win over the Astros on Monday.

With the Orioles down 3-2, Pearce slugged his fifth homer of the season in the seventh inning to give his team the lead for good.

"We just capitalized on his mistakes and we hadn't been doing that all year," Pearce said about the come-from-behind win, per MASNSports.com. "Hope this is the start of the something. We have a good hitting team, but haven't been consistent all year. Now is as good a time as any to get hot. This is huge for us as a team. Our division is very tight right now so to start this series with a win against this pitcher, hope it swings some momentum our way. Never feel good about losing but we bounced back. Didn't let losing to team that was struggling affect us. Today is a new day and new series and we flushed whatever happened in Miami away."

Pearce started the game at first base but was moved to second after shortstop J.J. Hardy came out of the game with back spasms. He has hit .192/.264/.354 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 99 at-bats.

"Hopefully [Monday] is the start of something," Pearce said, per MLB.com. "We have a good team, we have a good hitting team. We just haven't had consistency all year. Right now is a good time to get hot as any. So hopefully we'll start something."


Hot-hitting Jimmy Paredes starts at second base for Orioles


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/22/2015) Without the luxury of the designated hitter position while in a National League park, Orioles manager Buck Showalter is keeping the hot bat of Jimmy Paredes in the lineup on Friday against the Marlins. Paredes will play second base in favor of Steve Pearce, who is on the bench.

Paredes has been a tough out this season, reaching base via a hit or a walk in all but two of the 27 games he's played. 


Orioles' Steve Pearce hits grand slam in win over Mariners


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Orioles infielder Steve Pearce hit a grand slam in the bottom of the first inning of Thursday afternoon's 5-4 win over the Mariners. 

Pearce took the first pitch he saw from J.A. Happ deep to left center field at Camden Yards. The grand slam scored Jimmy Paredes, Delmon Young and Chris Davis.

Pearce has struggled from the plate this year as even with the grand slam he's batting just .198/.275/.341. 

Pearce finished the game 1 for 3 and also drew a walk. 


Orioles' Steve Pearce hits third home run of the season Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Steve Pearce provided all of the offense for the Orioles on Saturday as they fell to the Angels 6-1. Pearce gave the O's an early 1-0 lead when he launched his third home run of the season in the bottom of the fourth inning. 

This was Pearce's first home run since the first two games of the season. He also hit his fifth double on Saturday, as the two-hit effort brought his season average up to .195.

"Starting to feel more comfortable at the plate," Pearce said, per MASNSports.com. "That is what it comes down to. We have another tough pitcher tomorrow so, new game and we have to shake this off and get them tomorrow."


Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty out of the lineup on Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty is out of the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Blue Jays with a groin injury, according to CSN Balitmore.

Flaherty came out of Monday's game after reinjuring his groin, which landed him on the 15-day DL earlier this season. Steve Pearce will draw the start at second base and hit sixth with Travis Snider taking over in left field. Pearce is hitting .183 in 71 at-bats this season.

The Orioles are currently the favorites (-120) against Toronto.


Orioles 2B Ryan Flaherty leaves Monday's game in third inning


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/11/2015) Orioles second baseman Ryan Flaherty apparently reaggravated a groin injury and left Monday's game during the third inning against the Blue Jays, the team has announced.

Steve Pearce moved from left field to second while David Lough came into the game in Flaherty's spot to play left.

Flaherty (groin) returned from the disabled list and started Friday but was out of Saturday's lineup with groin pain.

He did start Sunday at second.

Orioles play Steve Pearce over Alejandro De Aza on Monday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) The Orioles chose one struggling left fielder over another Monday against Toronto. Steve Pearce is set to play. Alejandro De Aza is set to sit.

Pearce is 2-for-16 in May. De Aza hasn't had a multi-hit performance since April 15 and is 5-for-41 in his last 12 games.


Orioles' Flaherty out of lineup Saturday, Pearce gets fifth start at 2B


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Orioles second baseman Ryan Flaherty is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees.

Flaherty, who returned Friday from a DL stint injury caused by a groin injury, said Saturday that he developed discomfort in his groin in Friday's game that lasted four or five innings. He was seen icing the groin after the game, but said Saturday that he felt good enough to play. However, manager Buck Showalter has decided to keep him out of the lineup, with Steve Pearce getting his fifth start at the position instead.

The Orioles are underdogs (+115) in New York Saturday.


Orioles' Steve Pearce returns to starting lineup Thursday vs. NYY


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/7/2015) Steve Pearce is returning to the Orioles' starting lineup on Thursday against the Yankees. Pearce, who has not started a game since Sunday, was battling a stomach illness this week. He was able to pinch-hit on Wednesday, and will be playing second base while hitting sixth in the batting order.

Pearce, who has struggled this season, is batting .231 with six RBI over his last 10 games. 


Orioles' Steve Pearce not starting Tuesday vs. Mets


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/5/2015) Steve Pearce was absent from the starting lineup for the Orioles' matchup against the Mets on Tuesday. Pearce started at second base each of the last two games for the first time in his career, but was forced to leave Sunday's game in the sixth inning due to illness. He has also really been struggling at the plate, batting just .183 with two home runs on the season.

Steve Pearce leaves Orioles' game due to illness


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Orioles second baseman Steve Pearce was forced to leave Sunday's game in the sixth inning. According to a report by MLB.com, Pearce left due to a stomach illness. 

Rey Navarro, Alejandro De Aza out of Orioles' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Second baseman Rey Navarro and left fielder Alejandro De Aza are out of the lineup for the Orioles's game on Saturday. 

Navarro had started four straight games in place of injured Ryan Flaherty, but Steve Pearce makes his second straight start at second base. He's batting fifth in the lineup. 

David Lough gets his third start of the season in left and just the second in the last 13 games. He's batting eighth. 


Orioles' Steve Pearce returns to starting lineup Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/1/2015) After being held out of the Orioles' starting lineup on Wednesday, Steve Pearce was inserted back in for Friday's game against the Rays. Pearce was batting sixth and playing second base for the first time in his professional career.

The Orioles are rather thin at the keystone position with Ryan Flaherty and Jonathan Schoop both on the disabled list. Rey Navarro, who had been filling in at second, was given the day off on Friday. 

Pearce has been struggling in 2015 and has just five hits in his last 24 at-bats.


Orioles DH/OF Steve Pearce benched again Monday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Despite somewhat of a break-out-a-slump game against Boston on Sunday, Orioles outfielder/designated hitter Steve Pearce is set to sit Monday against the White Sox. He has started just once since April 21.

Pearce did take advantage that opportunity, however, going 2-for-3 with three RBI in a mauling of Boston.


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.