Orioles acquire outfielder Steve Pearce from Yankees

June 03, 2012 | WNST Staff

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The Orioles announced Saturday that they have acquired outfielder-first baseman Steve Pearce from the New York Yankees organization in exchange for cash considerations.

Pearce, 29, was batting .321 with 15 doubles, 11 home runs, 30 RBI and a .996 OPS in 52 games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

In 185 major league games over five seasons (2007-11) with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pearce batted .232 with 29 doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 52 RBI.

To make room for Pearce on the major league roster, veteran Bill Hall was designated for assignment. In seven games for the Orioles, Hall batted .222 (2-9) with one home run, two runs scored and one RBI.

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