Pearce (back) will play his next three games at Triple-A Pawtucket, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports. Pearce played in back-to-back game for short-season Lowell over the weekend, so he'll progress to Triple-A. There's a chance he could be activated from the injured list after completing three games for Pawtucket.
Pearce (back) played back-to-back games for short-season Lowell over the weekend, going 1-for-6 with a double. Pearce played all nine innings as the designated hitter Saturday followed by five innings in the field at first base Sunday. Boston is thin at first base due to injuries, so Pearce would be a welcome addition, although he's struggled to start the season. Pearce is slashing .180/.245/.258 with one home run and nine RBI in 29 games.
Pearce (back) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with short-season Lowell on Friday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports. Pearce has been on the injured list since the start of June with a back strain. Once healthy, he figures to reclaim his role on the short side of a platoon at first base.
The Red Sox cleared Pearce (back) to resume baseball activities Sunday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports. Pearce had been shut down since sustaining a lower-back strain May 31, but the 36-year-old now seems ready to begin the rehab process in earnest. While Pearce should gradually ratchet up the intensity of his workouts in the days to come, Boston may not have a good feel for a potential target date for his return until he takes part in a simulated or minor-league rehab game. Pearce is expected to handle a short-side platoon role at first base, designated hitter or the corner outfield once he's cleared to return from the 10-day injured list.
Pearce (back) has made no progress since landing on the injured list, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports. Pearce was placed on the injured list over the weekend with a lower-back strain. While he remains without a timetable for his return, the fact that he hasn't made any tangible progress to this point suggests his stay on the shelf will last longer than the minimum 10 days.