What would a day of
baseball be without a roster move?
Well, we don't know yet, because the club made another move before today's 4:05 p.m. game, acquiring outfielder-first baseman
for cash considerations.
Pearce, who was playing for the Yankees' Triple-A club in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, is expected to be available for Sunday's series finale.
"I know him a little bit from
," Orioles manager
said. "Our people thought he has the potential to help us [at] outfield and first base. He was second or third in the International League in hitting. [We're] trying to continue to do some things to offset some of the injuries, and hopefully he'll help."
To make room for Pearce, the Orioles designated infielder-outfielder
for assignment for the second time in nine days.
Pearce was hitting .321/.422/.574 with 11 homers and 30 RBI in 52 games with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He was eligible to opt out of his contract, and the amount of money exchanged to add Pearce was miniscule.
The 28-year-old spent parts of five big-league seasons with the
, hitting .232/.302/.366 with nine homers and 52 RBI in 185 games.
With the Orioles in need of outfield depth, the club believed bringing in Pearce was a better option than some of the existing ones in Triple-A Norfolk, which include Lew Ford, Jamie Hoffmann and
. The Orioles also want to keep 22-year-old rookie
in the minors for more seasoning.