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Orioles designate Steve Pearce for assignment to make room for Quintanilla
Orioles designate Steve Pearce for assignment to make room for Quintanilla

Orioles outfielder Steve Pearce became the odd man out Saturday when the club added newly acquired infielder Omar Quintanilla to the 25-man roster. Pearce, who hit .254 with three homers and 14 RBIs in 28 games with the Orioles this season, was designated for assignment, meaning the club has 10 days to trade, release or ask waivers on him. If he clears waivers, Pearce can deny an assignment to Triple-A Norfolk and become a free agent, but he said he’d prefer to stay with the Orioles if he is not claimed by another big league club. “Definitely, I see myself as part of this team,” said Pearce, whose contract was purchased from the New York Yankees on June 2. “I built...

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