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25 Steve Pearce 1B

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
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Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019BOS29899161973100.245.258.180

Player Updates

April 14, 2020 10:44 AM
Steve Pearce: Confirms retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pearce said Tuesday in an interview with Mike Mutnanksy of SportsRadio 93.7 WEEI-FM Boston that he has "officially retired" from professional baseball.

Pearce previously indicated in December that he had "unofficially retired," but after taking a few more months to evaluate his options, he's decided to hang up his spikes for good. He'll step away from the game after appearing in the majors in parts of 13 seasons with eight clubs, posting a .772 OPS and 91 home runs in 766 games. The 37-year-old's most memorable moment came in the 2018 Fall Classic, when he slugged three home runs for the Red Sox en route to earning World Series MVP honors.

December 9, 2019 12:32 PM
Steve Pearce: Likely ending career
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pearce (knee) told Rob Bradford of WEEI.com via text message that he has "unofficially retired" from baseball.

Pearce is a free agent this winter after back and knee injuries limited him to just 29 games with the Red Sox in 2019, but that was enough for him to secure 10 years of big-league service time and the fully vested pension that comes with it. Set to turn 37 years old in April, Pearce isn't likely to earn anything more than a minor-league deal in free agency, so he'll step away from the game following a productive career as a short-side platoon man at first base, designated hitter and in the corner outfield. Pearce, who slugged 91 home runs and posted a 110 wRC+ across 766 games, is best known for his heroics in the 2018 postseason, when he earned World Series MVP honors for Boston.

September 29, 2019 10:36 AM
Red Sox's Steve Pearce: Ponders retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pearce (knee) is considering retirement after 13 seasons, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Pearce, the reigning World Series MVP, has been limited to 29 games this season due to back and knee injuries.

August 11, 2019 07:20 PM
Red Sox's Steve Pearce: Transferred to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pearce (knee) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Sunday.

This move clears a 40-man roster spot for Chris Owings, whose contract was purchased in a corresponding move. Pearce recently suffered a partially torn PCL while rehabbing a back injury. The partial tear will not require surgery but could mean the end of his 2019 campaign.

August 10, 2019 01:00 PM
Red Sox's Steve Pearce: Suffers partially torn PCL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pearce suffered a partially torn PCL but will not require surgery, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.

He seems to have suffered the injury while rehabbing his back injury. Pearce has been on the shelf since May 31 and may be done for the season after this latest setback, although he is still working to try to get back this year. He was in Boston this weekend to get treatment.

July 28, 2019 01:04 PM
Red Sox's Steve Pearce: Unable to run consistently
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pearce (back/knee) is currently unable to run consistently at this point in his rehab process, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

Manager Alex Cora provided the discouraging update to Pearce's recovery, who's been on the shelf since June 1. The 36-year-old has been rehabbing at the team's spring training facilities in Florida since injuring his knee in a rehab game in early July. It's unclear whether the setback delays Pearce's expected return, but it could still be several weeks until he rejoins the major-league club.

July 18, 2019 01:40 PM
Red Sox's Steve Pearce: Not close to returning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Alex Cora suggested Pearce (back/knee) is not close to returning from the injured list, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

Pearce is currently rehabbing at the team's spring training facilities in Fort Myers, Florida, though he is still limited to hitting off a tee. "Just rehabbing down there," Cora said. "Nothing even close to (being) back." Pearce was originally expected to miss another month after suffering a setback at the beginning of July, but given his lack of progress so far, it now sounds like the veteran first baseman will be sidelined for longer.

July 3, 2019 02:12 PM
Red Sox's Steve Pearce: Expects to miss another month
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pearce (back) is expected to miss another month after injuring his knee in a recent rehab game, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

Pearce had been working his way back from a lower-back strain, an injury which has kept him out for over a month already, when he fell in a game and hurt his knee. He isn't expected to require surgery but isn't close to returning. He'll have to greatly improve on his .180/.245/.258 slash line once healthy if he's to work his way back into a significant role.

July 1, 2019 12:48 PM
Red Sox's Steve Pearce: Experiences setback in rehab
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pearce (back) suffered a setback during his rehab assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket and isn't expected to rejoin the Red Sox during the final week before the All-Star break, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

According to a source close to Pearce, the veteran first baseman's setback is related to knee pain rather than the lower-back strain that landed him on the injured list a month ago. Pearce, who had appeared in nine rehab games before sitting out Pawtucket's last three contests, is without a timeline to resume his minor-league assignment.

June 26, 2019 12:56 PM
Red Sox's Steve Pearce: Won't be ready for London series
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Alex Cora said Wednesday that Pearce (back) is unlikely to make the trip with the Red Sox to London for the team's two-game series with the Yankees over the weekend, the Associated Press reports.

Pearce hasn't experienced any reported setbacks in his recovery from a lower-back strain since beginning a minor-league rehab assignment June 14, but the Red Sox appear mindful of not rushing the 36-year-old back to the big leagues until they're confident he's 100 percent healthy. The reigning World Series MVP hasn't yet settled into a groove during the rehab assignment, going 4-for-27 with 13 strikeouts across eight games. He'll likely play at least a few more contests for Triple-A Pawtucket before potentially returning from the 10-day injured list next week.

June 22, 2019 09:32 AM
Red Sox's Steve Pearce: Plays three straight days
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pearce (back) played for a third consecutive day Friday, going 0-for-4 while starting at first base for Triple-A Pawtucket.

Pearce recently had his rehab moved to Pawtucket and played first base twice sandwiched around an appearance as the designated hitter. "I actually watched the game [Thursday]," manager Alex Cora told Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com. "He was moving well. See how he reacts to playing back-to-back games and all that stuff. So far, so good." Pearce will likely be activated before the end of the team's six-game homestand.

June 17, 2019 07:24 PM
Red Sox's Steve Pearce: Moving to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 17, 2019 10:48 AM
Red Sox's Steve Pearce: Begins rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 13, 2019 06:08 PM
Red Sox's Steve Pearce: Cleared for rehab stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 9, 2019 07:48 PM
Red Sox's Steve Pearce: Resuming baseball activities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 5, 2019 07:24 PM
Red Sox's Steve Pearce: Still no progress
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 1, 2019 12:32 PM
Red Sox's Steve Pearce: Lands on IL with back strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pearce was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a lower-back strain.

He exited Friday's game with back spasms and it turned out to be a serious enough injury to land Pearce on the shelf. Sam Travis was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket in a corresponding move.

May 31, 2019 07:56 PM
Red Sox's Steve Pearce: Exits with back spasms
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pearce was removed from Friday's game against the Yankees due to back spasms, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

Pearce was replaced at first base in the bottom of the second inning by Michael Chavis and will be considered day-to-day moving forward.

May 23, 2019 10:52 PM
Red Sox's Steve Pearce: Homers in win over Toronto
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pearce went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and one run scored during Thursday's 8-2 win over the Blue Jays.

Pearce drove in his sixth run of the season with a single in the sixth inning and added two more on a home run in the ninth. He's now pieced together a modest four-game hitting streak and will hope to finally enjoy some sustained success after a tough start to the season.

May 23, 2019 12:40 PM
Red Sox's Steve Pearce: Hitting fifth
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pearce will start in left field and bat fifth Thursday against the Blue Jays, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Pearce has been the biggest beneficiary of J.D. Martinez (back/illness) sitting out the last four games, as he'll start for a third time during that stretch. He draws a favorable matchup Thursday against a southpaw (Clayton Richard), but Pearce hasn't quite looked like the lefty masher he's been in the past. In 35 plate appearances versus lefties this season, Pearce is slashing .156/.206/.188 (1 wRC+).

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Baltimore1210 .154 .083 .083
vs RHP4980 .250 .224 .163
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
5/21@TOR2010020
5/23@TOR5131300
5/24@HOU3010000
5/25@HOU1000000
5/26@HOU4110000
5/28CLE4010100
5/31@NYY1000000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020BOS0000000000------------
2019BOS29899161973100.180.245.2580.503
2018BOS7621535611142294100.284.379.5120.890
2017TOR9231338791337276800.252.319.4380.757
2016BAL8526435761335345403.288.374.4920.867
2015BAL9229442641540236911.218.289.4220.711
2014BAL10233851992149407650.293.373.5560.930
2013BAL441191431413152510.261.362.4200.782
2012HOU-NYY-BAL611591638426204112.239.328.3770.705
2011PIT509481911072100.202.260.2550.515
2010PIT152948057600.276.395.4140.808
2009PIT601651934416214310.206.296.3700.665
2008PIT3710962741552220.248.294.4220.716
2007PIT236813200651221.294.343.3970.740
Total766225629057291303240509137.254.332.4400.772
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020BOS000000000
2019BOS29402310105
2018BOS7614111020502
2017TOR92171137305111
2016BAL8513113010325
2015BAL92131124107111
2014BAL10226018810414
2013BAL44705000420
2012HOU-NYY-BAL61816042314
2011PIT50202421106
2010PIT15211220000
2009PIT601316100002
2008PIT37704620301
2007PIT23512700002
Total766131899219336853
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2005A-Williamsprt722724882260752354324.301.381.474
2006A-Hickory4116035461311238153213.287.363.606
2006A-Lynchburg9032848872711460346575.265.348.482
2007AAA-Indianapols3412218399161761250.320.366.557
2007AA-Altoona8129057972721472334572.335.400.586
2007A-Lynchburg1975192641112481320.347.412.867
2008AAA-Indianapols103386479726112603275104.251.312.417
2009AAA-Indianapolis7727337781811354344637.286.373.502
2010AAA-Indianapolis Indians351292542142315242772.326.424.535
2010AFA-Bradenton Marauders272320021100.429.500.714
2011R-Gcl Pirates130200021100.667.750.667
2011AAA-Indianapolis Indians730582036--900.267.267.633
2011AFA-Bradenton Marauders362000004200.000.400.000
2012AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr5319237611501130293331.318.418.568
2013R-Gcl Orioles25020001----00.400.400.400
2013AFA-Frederick Keys260100001100.167.375.167
2015R-Gcl Orioles272210001100.286.375.429
2015AA-Bowie Baysox25011001----01.200.286.400
2016AFA-Charlotte272310001--00.429.500.571
2017AA-New Hampshire Fisher4150000001300.000.062.000
2017AAA-Buffalo Bisons27220001--200.286.375.286
2018AAA-Buffalo Bisons4111400133100.364.533.636
2019AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox72434100231000.167.310.208
2019ASX-Lowell Spinners26111001--300.167.143.333
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/200
Birthdate:
4/13/1983
Age:
37
Hometown:
Lakeland, FL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Boston Red Sox
College:
South Carolina
MLB Experience:
13
Awards:

2018: World Series MVP