Description: Orioles utilityman Steve Pearce hit his first homer of the season and drove in five runs Thursday against the Pirates.
Insight: Pearce is hitting .320 with eight RBIs in seven games since he was called up to the big leagues. He'll get some playing time at first base and in the outfield with Nick Markakis sidelined, but don't get too excited, as he had just a .235 batting average and .606 OPS in 191 major league games prior to Thursday.
6/2/2012 3:00:00 PM
Description: Yankees minor league first baseman Steve Pearce, who was ripping up International League pitching, batting .321 with 11 HR, 30 RBI and a .996 OPS has been sent to Baltimore.
Insight: Pearce will take Bill Hall's spot on the Orioles roster. He could also play some outfield and help in a utility role with Nick Markakis sidelined. He's a career .232 in limited duty with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2007-11.
5/30/2012 3:07:00 PM
Description: Yankees farmhand Steve Pearce is ripping up International League pitching, batting .326 with 11 HR, 29 RBI and a 1.000 OPS.
Insight: Pearce may be stuck at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as his position is first base and the Yankees don't need anyone at that spot, but if he keeps hitting at his current pace, he may find a spot on the big club or as trade material.
8/2/2010 11:32:00 PM
Description: MLB.com's Jen Langosch reports, via Twitter, that Pearce (left knee) will undergo season-ending surgery on his left knee on Wednesday.
Insight: Pearce originally injured the knee while rehabbing a left knee injury. He went 8-for-29 with five RBI with the Pirates this season. (SportsBuff.com)
7/5/2010 10:47:00 AM
Description: The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports Pearce (knee) may require surgery on his sore left knee.
Insight: Pearce injured the knee last week while rehabbing his left ankle sprain, which has kept him out since late May. It looks like he could be out a lot longer. (SportsBuff.com)
6/21/2010 12:01:00 PM
Description: The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports Pirates' GM Neil Huntington said Pearce (ankle) is close to returning to the Pirates.
Insight: Pearce had a .395 on-base percentage in 38 at-bats with the Pirates prior to being injured, so he will be welcomed back. (SportsBuff.com)
6/16/2010 11:30:00 PM
Description: Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports, via Twitter, that Pearce (ankle) will start a rehab assignment on Thursday with Single-A Bradenton.
Insight: Pearce is slated to play a few games at Single-A before finishing his rehab assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis. It is unknown if he'll return to the major leagues once healthy, given the crowded state of the Pirates' infield. (SportsBuff.com)
5/26/2010 2:14:00 PM
Description: The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports an MRI on Pearce's sprained right ankle revealed no major muscle tears.
Insight: Pearce has been placed on the 15-day DL, but does not expect to miss more than the minimum days. (SportsBuff.com)
5/25/2010 1:51:00 PM
Description: Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports, via Twitter, that an MRI on Pearce's left ankle showed no significant ligament or muscle damage. He has been placed on the 15-day DL.
Insight: Pearce should be able to return when his DL stint is up. (SportsBuff.com)
5/25/2010 1:16:00 AM
Description: The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports Pearce (ankle) was on crutches after Monday night's game.
Insight: Pearce had to leave the game after spraining his right ankle, and he will undergo an MRI on Tuesday after X-rays revealed no fracture. (SportsBuff.com)
5/14/2010 7:37:00 PM
Description: Ron Bierkempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports, via Twitter, that Pearce (right knee) was taken to Northwestern University Hospital for an MRI on his right knee.
Insight: Pearce reported hearing a "pop" in the knee, which is obviously not a good sign. If he has to miss extended time, Jeff Clement may fall back into playing time at first base. (SportsBuff.com)
5/4/2010 10:42:00 AM
Description: Updating an item from last week, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports Pearce will be called up from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.
Insight: Pearce is hitting .349 at Triple-A so far this season. He may step in at first base for the struggling Jeff Clement. (SportsBuff.com)
4/28/2010 11:39:00 AM
Description: The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports Pirates' GM Neil Huntington said the team intends call up Pearce within a week's time.
Insight: Pearce has a .237 batting average in 120 career big league games, but will try to stick around this time. (SportsBuff.com)
9/1/2009 1:35:00 AM
Description: Pearce went 1-for-4 with a double, RBI and a run scored against the Reds on Monday.
Insight: Pearce has seven RBI over his last nine games to give him 13 total on the season. (SportsBuff.com)
8/29/2009 11:00:00 AM
Description: Pearce went 1-for-3 with a double, two RBI, walk and a run scored against the Brewers on Friday.
Insight: Pearce has hit in four straight games with three doubles, home run and four RBI over that span. (SportsBuff.com)
8/26/2009 1:45:00 AM
Description: Pearce went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored against the Phillies on Tuesday.
Insight: Pearce has a home run and four RBI over his last three games to give him three homers and 10 RBI on the season. (SportsBuff.com)
8/10/2009 1:02:00 AM
Description: Pearce went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored in the Pirates' loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.
Insight: Pearce now has a home run and four RBI over his last four games as he has seen a lot of playing time at first base lately for the Pirates. (SportsBuff.com)
7/24/2009 9:54:00 AM
Description: Pearce returned to the Pirates from the minor leagues on Thursday and went 2-for-4 with a double in his first game back.
Insight: Pearce was brought up in mid-June and did not get much playing time. When he did play, he didn't hit. The 25-year-old was a highly touted prospect so he might warrant a look in NL-only leagues. (SportsBuff.com)
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