Sep
29

Orioles claim Steve Pearce off waivers

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Via Mark Feinsand, the Orioles have claimed Steve Pearce off waivers from the Yankees. New York designated the right-handed hitting first baseman for assignment when they activated Brett Gardner off the 60-day DL last week.

Pearce, 29, had a 65 wRC+ in 30 plate appearances for the Yankees after they acquired him from the Astros. They had previously traded him to the Orioles for cash back in early-June. Dan Connolly confirmed that Pearce will not be eligible for Baltimore’s playoff roster even though he was in their organization earlier this season.

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  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    Uh oh, we’re in trouble now. Might as well just cede the division to the Os.

  • The Tenth Inning Stretch

    I can only assume this means that he will now hit a clutch HR that screws the Yankees in some way.

  • Steve S

    Yankees -> Orioles -> Astros -> Yankees -> Orioles

  • The Tenth Inning Stretch

    I can only assume this means that he will now hit a clutch HR that screws the Yankees in some way.

  • The Tenth Inning Stretch

    I can only assume this means that he will now hit a clutch HR that screws the Yankees in some way.

  • Jose M. Vazquez

    Why would the Orioles want Pearce? For intelligence gathering? The Yankees better change all of their signs if a playoff game with the Orioles is needed.

  • DC

    Please let the Astros sign him this offseason.