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Orioles claim Steve Pearce off waivers from the Yankees

Sep 29, 2012, 2:53 PM EDT

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The Orioles announced this afternoon that they have claimed Steve Pearce off waivers from the Yankees. Pearce was designated for assignment earlier this week when the Yankees activated Brett Gardner and David Aardsma from the 60-day disabled list.

This will be Pearce’s third team this season and his second stint with Baltimore. The Orioles acquired him from the Yankees in June and he batted .254/.321/.437 with three home runs and 14 RBI in 83 plate appearances with the club before being claimed off waivers from the Astros in late July. The Yankees then got him back from the Astros in late August for a player to be named later. And now he’s back with Baltimore. Quite a weird year.

Pearce won’t be eligible for the postseason roster, but it would be pretty interesting if he does something to help the Orioles top the Yankees in the American League East. Don’t underestimate that “Oriole Magic.”

  1. randygnyc - Sep 29, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    It doesn’t matter what he does with Baltimore. While with the Yankees, he was an automatic out.

  2. husky2score - Sep 29, 2012 at 3:13 PM


  3. dondada10 - Sep 29, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    Why isn’t he eligible for the O’s postseason roster? He was on their roster, at one point, before September 1st.

  4. proudlycanadian - Sep 29, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    With Baltimore’s luck, he will get a game winning pinch hit RBI tonight to move the Orioles into a tie with the Yankees.

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