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Orioles' Steve Pearce has some job security, but he's 'still working just as hard'
Orioles' Steve Pearce has some job security, but he's 'still working just as hard'

Manager Buck Showalter has often talked about how the Orioles might not be able to offer the largest or longest contracts, but they can counteract that by offering opportunity. And there probably isn't an Orioles player who took greater advantage of the opportunity given to him last season than first baseman-outfielder Steve Pearce. Pearce entered spring training competing for a roster spot, and for the first few weeks of the season his role was limited to being an occasional outfielder and designated hitter against left-handed pitchers. When starting first baseman Chris Davis was sidelined with an oblique injury in April, the Orioles had just designated Pearce for assignment, but...

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