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Orioles notebook: Steve Pearce makes first career start at second, pace-of-play fines canceled
Orioles notebook: Steve Pearce makes first career start at second, pace-of-play fines canceled

Steve Pearce has always embraced – and taken pride in – his utility role with the Orioles, but even he was a little surprised when he was approached Wednesday about playing second base. And as the Orioles opened their three-game “home” series against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on Friday, Pearce saw his name in the starting lineup at second, marking the first time he has’s played there in his career. Pearce has mostly played the corner-outfield positions in the majors, but he was an All-Star shortstop in high school in nearby Lakeland, Fla., and he played short up until his sophomore year of college at South Carolina. He saw time at third base in...

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