The Orioles announced that they have claimed Steve Pearce off of waivers from the Yankees. The first baseman/outfielder was designated for assignment by the Yanks on Tuesday.
The move marks the second time that Pearce has gone from the Yankees to the Orioles in 2012. The O's purchased the 29-year-old from New York in June and designated him for assignment in July. The Astros claimed him shortly thereafter but traded him back to the Yankees a month later.
Pearce owns a .234/.309/.369 slash line across six big league seasons with a .266/.343/.464 line against left-handers.