Orioles Release Steve Pearce

TUESDAY: The Orioles have announced that Pearce was claimed on release waivers (although it’s unclear which team claimed him), but that Pearce elected to become a free agent rather than accepting the claim. MASNsports.com’s Roch Kubatko tweets that the Orioles are interested in re-signing Pearce.

SUNDAY: The Orioles announced that they have released infielder/outfielder Steve Pearce. Baltimore designated the 31-year-old for assignment on Tuesday afternoon.

Pearce agreed with the O’s on a $850K deal to avoid arbitration this winter. The veteran made only seven plate appearances in the early portion of the 2014 season but he slashed .261/.362/.420 in 138 trips to the dish at the major league level in 2013.  Because the O’s have previously outrighted Pearce, he reserved the right to reject a minor league assignment.  However, it hasn’t come to that and the Orioles have instead cut him loose.

Over parts of eight big league seasons with the Pirates, Astros, Yankees, and Orioles, Pearce owns a career .237/.316/.376 slash line.  Across six Triple-A seasons, Pearce has slashed .287/.364/.497.


7 Responses to Orioles Release Steve Pearce Leave a Reply

  1. FOmeOLS 1 year ago

    And now they have to bring him back, because Davis has gone on the DL.

  2. mstrchef13 1 year ago

    Surprising that they didn’t keep him with Davis going on the DL for the next two weeks (or more).

    • peanut 1 year ago

      I agree.

      • He was DFA’d before the injury. The team would undo that decision it it could, but Spock is still working on the time travel calculations.

      • He was DFA’d before the injury. The team would undo that decision it it could, but Spock is still working on the time travel calculations.

  3. peanut 1 year ago

    Just wait a couple of weeks he’ll be back.

    • MD 20/20 1 year ago

      He’ll be back sooner than that, maybe tomorrow

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