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Pearce says he'll be back in the lineup soon; and other Orioles notes

Pearce says he'll be back in the lineup soon; and other Orioles notes

Orioles infielder-outfielder Steve Pearce is confident he will not only avoid a trip to the disabled list but thinks he will be able to return to the lineup by the end of the week.

Pearce, who received a cortisone injection after leaving Sunday’s game in Chicago with a strained flexor mass in his elbow, said he’s continuing to feel better every day.

Pearce said his elbow is still sore — partially from the injection and also from the strain — but he should begin feeling relief from the shot 48 hours after receiving it.

“Oh yeah, definitely,” Pearce said about getting back into the lineup this week. “I think...

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