Baltimore Orioles outfielder and designated hitter Steve Pearce is expected to play for the Frederick Keys tonight through Wednesday against the Lynchburg Hillcats as part of his rehab assignment. Pearce has been out since June 21 with sore wrists.
Pearce, a former Lynchburg Hillcat, was batting .235 with three home runs and nine RBIs in 28 games for the Orioles before being placed on the disabled list. He hit .254 with three homers and 14 RBIs in 28 games last year with the O's.
Pearce began his rehab assignment Friday with the Gulf Coast League Orioles and went 2-for-4 with an RBI. He went 0-for-1 in Saturday's GCL game before it was rained out in the second inning.
Pearce is the first Oriole to rehab with the Keys this season. He last played in the Carolina League in 2006 and 2007. In '06, he hit .265 with 14 homers and 60 RBIs in 90 games for Lynchburg and in '07 he played 19 games for the Hillcats, slugging 11 homers and driving in 24 runs.
Tickets are available to see Pearce play with the Keys. All games this series (Monday-Wednesday) start at 7 p.m. To purchase, call 301-815-9939, visit the box office at Harry Grove Stadium or buy online at FrederickKeys.com