The Giants are interested in Astros outfielder Steve Pearce, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.com (via Twitter). San Francisco is in search of someone who handles left-handed pitching well and Pearce, who boasts a career .275/.345/.490 slash line against southpaws, fits the bill.
The Astros claimed the 29-year-old off waivers from the Orioles less than a month ago. A trade to the Giants would mean that Pearce has been with five clubs in 2012. He has been under contract with the Twins, Yankees, Orioles, and Astros all inside of this calendar year.