The Orioles have claimed 29-year old righty swinging 1B/OF Steven Pearce off waivers from the New York Yankees. Pearce played in 28 games for the Orioles earlier this year and he was 18 for 71 (.254 avg, .758 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 3 homers and 14 RBIs. He has played in 40 games overall this year for the Astros, Yankees and Orioles in which he is 22 for 96 (.229 avg, .711 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 4 homers and 18 RBIs. Pearce has played in 246 games in his first six years in the majors and he is 146 of 624 (.234 avg, .677 OPS) with 66 runs scored, 13 homers, 78 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. This was a good pickup for the Orioles as Pearce played decent for them earlier this year.