Yankees Designate Steve Pearce For Assignment

The Yankees designated Steve Pearce for assignment, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports (on Twitter). The move creates roster space for Brett Gardner, who will be active for tonight's game against the Twins.

The Yankees acquired Pearce from the Astros for cash considerations on August 27th with the idea that the 29-year-old could become a weapon against left-handed pitching. At that time Pearce had a career batting line of .277/.347/.484 against southpaws. He appeared in 12 games for the Yankees, only starting against left-handers, but he collected just three singles, one home run and five walks in 30 plate appearances.

It's been a busy year for Pearce, who signed with the Yankees in Spring Training after being released by the Twins. The Orioles purchased Pearce from New York in June, and the Astros claimed him off of waivers the following month. 

9 Responses to Yankees Designate Steve Pearce For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. Matthew Young 3 years ago

    I wish they had done that before Saturday when he saved two runs in that extra inning win over the A’s.

  2. NYPOTENCE 3 years ago

    Hope Gardner can be of some use as he can add a whole different dimension to the Yankees game, a quality Player indeed.

  3. Slopeboy 3 years ago

    Don’t understand the love affair with Gardner’s speed. They have Nunez, Dickerson and Mesa, who has been introduced to 3rd base, to use as pinch runners. Pearce is nothing to write home about, but he can be used as a HR threat late in the game. I’m not certain Gardner can even swing a bat yet!

    • John Lazzaro 3 years ago

      Gardner wasn’t ever a good hitter anyway he’s more known as an on base machine. Just known for stealing and defense he’s not that great of a hitter you’re talking about a guy whose a 250 hitter.

  4. goner 3 years ago

    what a crazy year, indeed. at least there were three teams who were saying “give Pearce a chance”

  5. LazerTown 3 years ago

    I’m a bit surprised. He has able to get the 2 lefties he faces yesterday out, and he almost got the job in ST till he got injured.

  6. He’s not a pitcher

  7. LazerTown 3 years ago

    I know, I think article changed or im a dimwit and responded to them dropping Thomas.

  8. formerdraftpick 3 years ago

    We all know the Internet is written in stone.

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