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28 Steve Pearce 2B
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%: 17/3 | Average Draft Position: 192.50
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Orioles INF/OF Steve Pearce destined for lengthy DL stay


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2015) Orioles versatile player Steve Pearce is eligible for activation off the disabled list on Aug. 3, but he will likely need more time to recover from a left oblique strain sustained last Wednesday.

He cannot do any strengthening exercises or throw or hit without risk of re-injury, so he has been limited to rest and treatment, per MLB.com.

"On paper, as far as experience and track record of that injury, no," Buck Showalter said when asked about the possibility of Pearce returning when eligible. "But who knows? I don't know how quick we caught it."


Orioles' Steve Pearce has grade-one strain


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2015) The MRI on Orioles infielder Steve Pearce revealed a grade-one oblique strain, per the Baltimore Sun

Pearce was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. The team is considering sending Pearce to Sarasota to rehab the injury but is more likely to keep him with the MLB club until he's ready for a rehab stint. 


Orioles send INF/OF Steve Pearce to DL with oblique strain


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/22/2015) Orioles infielder/outfielder Steve Pearce was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday (retroactive to July 19). Pearce is suffering from a left oblique strain.

After having a breakout season in 2014, Pearce has struggled so far this year. He is batting .227 with seven home runs in 176 at-bats for the Orioles. 

Pearce mentioned the oblique had been bothering him over the past two weeks. He will have an MRI in Baltimore on Thursday, according to MASNSports.com. The hope is for Pearce to be out for the minimum 15 days.

The move clears a spot for pitcher Kevin Gausman, who was recalled from Triple-A on Wednesday.


Orioles RF Steve Pearce goes deep in defeat


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2015) Right fielder Steve Pearce gave the Orioles their last positive offensive moment Saturday against the Nationals. He slugged a solo home run in the fourth inning to give them a 4-2 lead.

It was all downhill from there in a 7-4 defeat.

Pearce, who finished 1-for-4, had not blasted off since May 27. He is batting .333 (10-for-30) over the last nine games.


Orioles' Chris Davis scratched from lineup with illness


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2015) Orioles right fielder Chris Davis was a late scratch from Saturday's lineup. 

The team announced that Davis was suffering from gastroentiritis, per the Baltimore Sun

Davis was replaced in right field by Steve Pearce


Steve Pearce finally flashing for Orioles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) Orioles second baseman/outfielder Steve Pearce has a lot of catching up to do if he even wants to approach his surprising production of a year ago. But he is making up for lost time recently.

Pearce slammed three more singles Sunday with two runs and an RBI. He is batting .444 (8-for-18) over his last five games with three doubles. His .233 average is at its highest point since April 8.


Orioles' Steve Pearce totals season-best three hits Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Orioles infielder Steve Pearce totaled a season-high three hits in five at-bats Thursday against the Red Sox. He doubled twice, raising his season total to five doubles. He also had his first stolen base of the season.

Pearce had his eighth multihit game Thursday. He is batting .314 (11 for 35) in 13 June games (10 starts). Pearce hasn't homered in his last 15 games.


Orioles' Chris Davis moves to DH, replacing Jimmy Paredes


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2015) Orioles first baseman Chris Davis gets a break from the field on Saturday. Davis moves from first to designated hitter for the ninth time this year, replacing Jimmy Paredes

Steve Pearce gets the start at first base, replacing Davis for the 11th time this year. 


Orioles OF Travis Snider in, Steve Pearce out of Sunday's lineup


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) The Orioles will go with Travis Snider in left field for Sunday's series-finale against the Indians. 

Snider did not play in Saturday's game. Snider will start in the outfield with Steve Pearce beginning the game on the bench. 

Snider is hitting .263 this season while Pearce is batting just .197. 


Steve Pearce returns to left field for Orioles


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) Steve Pearce will return to left field for the Orioles in Saturday's game. 

Pearce is in the team's starting lineup, batting sixth. It's his eighth start in left this season but first time playing there in five games. 


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.