Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce, he of the game-tying home run that allowed Derek Jeter his heroic moment on Thursday, has a favorable matchup Saturday.
Insight: Pearce is 5-for-15 with two homers against Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ. He's had a great season, batting .295 with 21 HR and 49 RBI in just 332 at-bats.
9/25/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce played the final three innings of Wednesday's game against the Yankees.
Insight: Pearce missed the last five days due to soreness in his right wrist. Pearce has one at-bat on Wednesday in the seventh and lined out. He should return to the starting lineup on Thursday.
9/23/2014 7:25:00 PM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce is expected to return to the Orioles starting lineup on Thursday.
Insight: Pearce received a cortisone shot for his sore wrist on Saturday and still did not feel well enough to return on Tuesday. Baltimore can slowly move Pearce along since they already wrapped up the division. Pearce is batting .297/.376/.557 with 20 home runs in 98 games this year.
9/23/2014 11:55:00 AM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce is questionable for Tuesday's game against the NY Yankees due to a sore right wrist.
Insight: The Orioles just keep on chugging along in large part due to Pearce's bat. The pair of home runs brings his total to 20 on the season. He also has 25 doubles, 48 RBI and 50 runs in just 327 at-bats. Pearce also has hits in his last 10 games.
9/18/2014 2:05:00 PM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce hit a pair of home runs for four RBI to help Baltimore defeat Toronto on Wednesday.
Insight: The Orioles just keep on chugging along in large part due to Pearce's bat. The pair of home runs brings his total to 20 on the season. He also has 25 doubles, 48 RBI and 50 runs in just 323 at-bats. Pearce also has hits in his last nine games.
9/16/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce hit his 18th home run of the year on Tuesday to help Baltimore clinch its first division title since 1997.
Insight: Pearce has been one of the key role players for Baltimore this season, so it is fitting his play helped them win the final game necessary to capture the team's first AL East title in 17 years. He is hitting .294 with 44 RBI in 320 at-bats along with his 18 homers.
9/6/2014 11:11:00 AM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce (abdomen) has returned to the starting lineup for Saturday's game.
Insight: Pearce had been out since last Saturday with discomfort in his abdomen. Pearce has been a pleasant surprise to fantasy owners, hitting .289/.354/.532 with 16 home runs in 85 games.
9/4/2014 3:57:00 PM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce (abdomen) is hoping to return on Saturday.
Insight: Pearce has been out since last Saturday with discomfort in his abdomen. Pearce is scheduled to hit off a tee on Thursday and then take batting practice on Friday. If those workouts go well, he will play on Saturday. Pearce has been a pleasant surprise to fantasy owners, hitting .289/.354/.532 with 16 home runs in 85 games.
Roch Kubatko of MASN speculated that Pearce hurt something while going into the stands to catch a foul ball in the second inning. If that's the case, Pearce should be able to return sometime this weekend.
8/29/2014 8:03:00 PM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce left Friday's game against the Twins in the third inning with a right abdominal strain.
Insight: Roch Kubatko of MASN speculated that Pearce hurt something while going into the stands to catch a foul ball in the second inning. If that's the case, Pearce should be able to return sometime this weekend.
8/25/2014 10:09:00 PM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce has gone 12-for-36 (.333) with five doubles, four homers and five RBI over his last eight games.
Insight: From July 20 to Aug. 16, Pearce had just 44 at-bats and hit .114 with zero homers, zero RBI and 17 Ks. With Manny Machado out for the season, he's back to playing every day and is hitting .289 with 15 homers, 36 RBI and an .881 OPS in 273 at-bats this season.
8/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: After a long dry spell, Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce finally put one over the wall.
Insight: Pearce had gone 19 games without hitting a home run and batting an ugly .155 to boot. A far cry from his .309 May with four homers and .361 June with five homers. It's not yet time to jump back on the bandwagon, but at least we know he's trying.
8/16/2014 4:52:00 PM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce has been out of the starting lineup in 11 of the team's 14 games this month.
Insight: Pearce has hit .175 with one homer and 21 Ks in his last 80 at-bats and is down to .283 with 11 homers, 31 RBI and an .842 OPS on the year. He can be dropped in all leagues.
7/24/2014 7:33:00 PM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce is not in Thursday night's starting lineup.
Insight: Pearce is not swinging the bat well right now, hitting just .192 over the past eight games, but still has good season-long numbers - , batting .306 with 11 homers and 31 RBI in just 206 at-bats.
7/7/2014 4:17:00 PM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce is the odd man out with the Orioles on the road in a National League city.
Insight: Slumping Chris Davis will start at first base and Nelson Cruz in the outfield leaving Pearce to a pinch hit role. Pearce is having an excellent season, batting .326 with 10 homers and 30 RBI in just 172 at-bats.
7/1/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce homered again Tuesday against the Rangers.
Insight: The 31-year-old hit two round-trippers Monday night and now has a .327 average, 10 homers, 27 RBI and a .988 OPS in 150 at-bats. He's been batting second in front of the Adam Jones-Nelson Cruz-Chris Davis trio so he's been getting a lot of pitches to hit and he hasn't been missing them. Pearce has been a platoon player at best in his career because of his inability to hit righties, but he's batting over .300 with five home runs against them this season.
6/30/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce went 2-for-5 with two homer and four RBI Monday against the Rangers.
Insight: The 31-year-old journeyman has put together his best season in 2014, hitting .327 with nine homers, 25 RBI and a .977 OPS in 147 at-bats. The O's have been using him in the No. 2 hole in front of Nelson Cruz.
6/21/2014 11:45:00 AM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce doesn't get much attention with the likes of Chris Davis, Adam Jones and Manny Machado in the Orioles lineup, but Pearce has been an effective option this season.
Insight: Pearce is hitting .327 with five homers, 17 RBI and a .933 OPS and is beginning to see regular playing time. He's never faced today's starter for the Yankees Vidal Nuno.
6/18/2014 6:19:00 PM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce has gone 4-for-7 with three doubles, a homer, three RBI and three walks in his last two games.
Insight: In 105 at-bats this season, Pearce is hitting .324 with five homers, 15 RBI and a .930 OPS. He could find himself in the lineup more often going forward.
6/14/2012 10:21:00 PM
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.
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