Orioles Designate Steve Pearce For Assignment

Jul 2, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Baltimore Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce (51) waits for the pitch during the game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Seattle defeated Baltimore 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

With the Baltimore Orioles acquiring Omar Quintanilla from the New York Mets, the team needed to open up a spot on the 25-man roster and have designated Steve Pearce for assignment, reports Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun.

Pearce hasn't played much at the big league level, so the move does make sense on that end. But, Pearce and Orioles manager Buck Showalter are both hoping the 29-year-old remains with the organization. If a team claims him off waivers, though, that will not happen.

Pearce hit .254/.321/.437 in 83 plate appearances for the Orioles this season with 3 home runs and 4 doubles.

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Will Steve Pearce Clear Waivers And Remain With Baltimore?

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