Orioles To Designate Steve Pearce For Assignment

The Orioles will designate outfielder Steve Pearce for assignment, reports Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com (via Twitter). Pearce agreed with Baltimore on a $700K deal to avoid arbitration this winter.

Pearce, 31, had only seven plate appearances in the early portion of the 2014 season. Last year, in 138 trips to the dish at the MLB level, he put up a .261/.362/.420 line. The club has previously outrighted Pearce, so he would have the right to decline a minor league assignment (assuming he is ultimately exposed to outright waivers).

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8 Comments on "Orioles To Designate Steve Pearce For Assignment"

1 year 5 months ago

Bench help for the Twins?

1 year 5 months ago

that was the first thought that popped into my head too. If they use him in a platoon (sitting Kubel against lefties), this could work great.

1 year 5 months ago

he’s a good guy. I hope he catches on somewhere. He’s a great bench bat and/or platoon and plays adequate defense…. he’ll put up a great at bat for you

1 year 5 months ago

this was the move everyone saw comming. he isnt as good as cruz or young so this comes as no surprise

1 year 5 months ago

Sorry to see him go but there isn’t room on the roster. He’ll be a good pick-up for someone

1 year 5 months ago

Hope he manages to make it to AAA, but that’s not happening.

Joe Orsatti
1 year 5 months ago

when is Peguero coming back? I have a good feeling about that kid.

1 year 5 months ago

Steve is a good player, and if you want a major-league job, he will have one.