He arrived in St. Petersburg around 8 p.m. Saturday night, and on his first full day as an Oriole, first baseman/outfielder
Pearce, acquired from the
Pearce said he's probably more comfortable as a first baseman because he's been playing there all season long at Yankees Triple-A affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. But before last season, he played a lot of outfield.
He placed portions of five seasons with the
"Just regular playing time, getting comfortable," Pearce said about his early-season success. "I've been comfortable all year. Since the season started, there's been a comfort zone and I've stayed in it all year."