Don't miss

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Orioles Injury Update: Steve Pearce exits with abdominal strain


By on 8/30/2014 07:15:00 AM

The Baltimore Orioles won Friday's nights game handily, beating the Minnesota Twins 9-1, but they did not come out of the game without issues.  Steve Pearce exited the game early with an abdominal strain.  
Injuries of this magnitude are one of the trickiest to diagnose.  Some players are able to quickly heal, while others battle pain for weeks.  The Orioles are hoping for a quick recovery.


Pearce is off to the best season of his career as he is seeing more consistent playing time that he ever has before. In 84 games, Pearce has a .290 batting average with a career high 16 home runs, 12 more that he has hit in any previous season.

Chris Davis shifted from third to first to take over for Pearce and Jimmy Paredes took over at third base.  With Manny Machado out for the season, losing Pearce for any time would greatly hurt thei Orioles' depth.  However, a seven game lead in the division may make resting Pearce a little easier than if they were in a tighter race.

Follow @schwick26_pete 


Like what you're reading? Subscribe to our email list for daily injury updates!



For more commentary and analysis, visit our friends at Last Word on Sports!

0 comments:

Post a Comment

 
73eccce7a3ad1b23db7f38e1b8fed842050545899fe4d7b648

621dcbec1b2d3274560a101af3a95ae769e316e0