BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today acquired the first baseman / outfielder Steve Pearce and money considerations from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for minor league infielder Santiago Espinal.
President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today acquired the first baseman / outfielder Steve Pearce and money considerations from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for minor league infielder Santiago Espinal
. The president of the baseball company Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.
Pearce, 35, has hit .291
Defensive, Pearce has appeared primarily in the outfield for his major league career (304 games), including 11 games this season for the Blue Jays, nine games (seven starts) in the left field and two games in the right field (both starts). He has also appeared in 225 games for his career at First Base, including three games / starts this season.
A veteran of 12 major league seasons, Pearce is a career .255 hitter (518-for-2,031) with 119 doubles, seven-triple, 83 home runs and 268 RBI in 687 games between the Pittsburgh Pirates (2007-11), Baltimore Orioles (2012; 2013-15; 2016), Houston Astros (2012), New York Yankees (2012), Tampa Bay Rays (2016) and Toronto Blue Jays (2017-18). The native Lakeland, FL was originally selected by pirates in the eighth round of the June 2005 draft. Pearce was a 10-round pick from Boston in the June 2004 draft, but did not sign.
Espinal, 23, hit .314 (80-for-255) with 15 doubles, three threes, seven home runs and 32 RBI in 64 games for High-A Salem in 2018. Born in the Dominican Republic, Espinal was one Shortstop, a 10th round of Boston in June 2016 design.