1B,LF - FA
Steve Pearce told Mike Mutnansky of WEEI that he is "officially retired".
Pearce said late in 2019 that he was "unofficially retired", so this isn't a huge surprise. The 37-year-old bounced around the league throughout his career but is most known for winning World Series MVP honors while with the Red Sox in 2018.
Steve Pearce (back/knee) is currently unable to run consistently at this point in his rehab process, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Pearce has been on the IL since June 1 and has been rehabbing at the team's spring training facilities in Fort Myers, Fla., since injuring his knee in a rehab game in early July. This is not good news and Pearce could be out for a few more weeks to a month.
Steve Pearce (back) suffered a setback during his rehab assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket and isn't expected to rejoin the Red Sox during the final week before the All-Star break, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Pearce went on the IL with back issues but has missed his last three rehab games with knee issues. The veteran does not have a timetable to return and fantasy owners should be keeping an eye on updates with Pearce.
Steve Pearce (back) played for a third consecutive day Friday, going 0-for-4 while starting at first base for Triple-A Pawtucket.
Pearce has been out since June 1. He’s likely to rejoin the Sox before the end of their six-game homestand and possibly as soon as this weekend. The veteran slugger is only hitting .180 on the season and is not worth owning in fantasy.
The Red Sox cleared Steve Pearce (back) to resume baseball activities Sunday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
Pearce went on the IL after suffering a back strain on May 31st. The veteran slugger sounds like he is getting close to a rehab date. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates with Pearce to see if his timetable becomes clearer.