Orioles Re-Sign Steve Pearce

The Orioles have re-signed IF/OF Steve Pearce, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun tweets. The Orioles have announced that it’s a big-league deal. The O’s had previously designated Pearce for assignment. The Blue Jays claimed Pearce on release waivers, but he elected to become a free agent rather than accepting the claim.

Connolly explains the processes that led the Orioles to re-sign Pearce. The Orioles did not replace Chris Davis on their active roster after Davis went on the disabled list last weekend, which meant they were not restricted by a league rule that would have prevented them from adding Pearce to the active roster so soon after releasing him. With Davis out, having Pearce back allows the Orioles to have an extra first baseman.

Pearce, 31, hit .261/.362/.420 in 138 plate appearances for the Orioles last season, playing mostly DH and left field. He has also played for the Pirates, Astros and Yankees.

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9 Comments on "Orioles Re-Sign Steve Pearce"

Rally Weimaraner
1 year 4 months ago

Nothing but a middle school relationship…

1 year 4 months ago

Wait, what?

1 year 4 months ago

Hahaha, atlhough I feel bad for Pearce in some ways because when Chris Davis comes back, what will happen to him then?

Hills of Glenallen
1 year 4 months ago

DFA calls his name once more.

1 year 4 months ago

He knows exactly what kind of player he is, and even though what he makes on the fringe of the roster is nother compared to the stars it beat bagging groceries.

Kevin Townsend
1 year 4 months ago

And it’s gone….I’m sorry it’s all gone

1 year 4 months ago

Oh just break up already you two. Enough of this soap opera.

1 year 4 months ago

Will this ever end?

Jim Reckling
11 months 11 days ago

Turns out this re-signing is a big reason for the O’s success this season.