The Yankees have acquired Steve Pearce from the Astros for cash considerations, the teams announced. Pearce, who played for the Yankees’ Triple-A team earlier this year, will provide New York with a right-handed bat for the final month of the season.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post first reported that the sides were nearing a deal (Twitter link).
Steve Pearce has been moving around a lot this year. He started off playing for the Yankee Triple-A traveling circus, hitting an impressive .318/.419/.568, and eventually was given away to the Baltimore Orioles. He spent time in Baltimore and Houston, before completing the circle in New York. He’s a career .277/.347/.484 against left-handed pitching, and is the perfect September bench player. With Alex Rodriguez still out of the lineup, the Yankees could bat him pretty high in the order against tough left handed pitchers.… Click here to read the rest