Yankees sell Steve Pearce to Baltimore

The Yankees have sold Triple-A first baseman Steve Pearce to the Baltimore Orioles for cash after he exercised a June 1 opt-out clause in his contract, according to Chad Jennings of the Journal News.

Pearce, 29-years-old, absolutely crushed the ball at Triple-A this season. In 52 games he had an amazing line of .321/.422/.574/.996. Usually a line like that would at least get a team to give you a chance in The Show, but the Yankees were set at first base and with Eric Chavez healthy it didn’t make a lot of sense to promote him.

So they sold his rights to the Orioles rather than lose him for nothing. Hard to blame them for that, but hopefully it doesn’t come back to haunt them as he will join the O’s Major League team.

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