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Steve Pearce

Steve Pearce: Blue Jays' 'hard and aggressive' pursuit meant elbow surgery with Orioles worth it

Steve Pearce: Blue Jays' 'hard and aggressive' pursuit meant elbow surgery with Orioles worth it

Even by his own standards of coming and going, last year’s quick stint with the Orioles for utility man Steve Pearce was a short one.

He played just 25 games with the Orioles last season after aggravating an elbow injury in early August. Pearce batted .217 with a .729 OPS and three home runs before undergoing surgery in mid-September to repair the flexor tendon in his right throwing elbow.

But Pearce was back at Ed Smith Stadium greeting his former Orioles teammates Tuesday, and wasn’t interested in talking about whether another reunion was discussed during free agency.

Instead, it was clear the two-year, $12 million deal he signed during the winter meetings with the...

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