Monday, August 27, 2012
Yanks reacquire Pearce
By Ian Begley
The Yankees have reacquired first baseman/outfielder Steve Pearce from the Astros for cash considerations.
This is Pearce's second stint with the organization.
He was previously with the Yankees from March 29-June 2, playing for Triple-A Scranton. He hit .318 (61-for-192) with 11 homers and 30 RBI. He led the International League in hits and overage on June 2, when the Yanks dealt the 29-year-old to Baltimore.
He was designated for assignment by the Orioles and claimed by Houston on July 28.
Pearce hit .254 with 8 RBIs and five extra-base hits while with Houston.
To make room for Pearce, the Yankees have designated Brandon Laird for assignment. The team says a corresponding move on the 25-man roster will be announced once Pearce arrives in the Bronx.
Pearce gives the Yanks, who have dealt with injuries to Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira, some added depth. He also provides a right-handed bat off the bench for Joe Girardi.