To make room on their roster for Pearce, the Yankees designated infielder Brandon Laird for assignment.
Pearce initially signed a free agent deal with the Yankees this March, and spent the first portion of the season with the club’s Triple-A affiliate. He hit at a clip of .318/.419/.568 with fifteen doubles and eleven home runs.
Pearce was then picked up by the Baltimore Orioles, and the 29-year-old went on to appear in twenty-eight games for the club. He hit .254/.321/.437 before being claimed by the Astros. Pearce then hit .254/.347/.349 over twenty-one games with Houston.
On the season, Pearce has maintained an OPS of .729, and he’s hit .237/.309/.372 over six seasons in the majors.