Orioles Re-sign 1B/OF Steve Pearce

Posted on April 29, 2014 by Paul Folkemer

One week after the Orioles parted ways with first baseman Steve Pearce, they welcomed him back to the fold.

The O's re-signed Pearce to a major league deal April 29, after they designated him for assignment April 22 and gave him his release April 27. Pearce will return to the Birds' active roster, where he spent the first three weeks of the season before his DFA.

Orioles 2013: Steve Pearce

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During the Birds' first 18 games this season, Pearce made one start and garnered seven plate appearances. With Delmon Young taking over Pearce's role as the fifth outfielder and designated hitter against left-handed pitching, Pearce's playing time was scarce.

First baseman Chris Davis' oblique strain, though, has changed the picture. With Davis sidelined, Pearce is the most tenured first baseman on the Birds' roster, having played 94 games at the position during his career. Pearce will likely earn significant playing time at first base during Davis' absence, allowing right fielder Nick Markakis and infielder Ryan Flaherty -- who both filled in at first base after Davis' injury -- to return to their more familiar positions.

Pearce took the roster spot vacated by Davis, whom the Orioles placed on the 15-day disabled list April 27.

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