“It was surprising it went all the way down there to the very end,” Pearce told reporters in Tampa Bay. “We were counting down the seconds. I was hoping to stay but the moves were made. … It’s going to make the transition a lot easier [going to Baltimore]. Couldn’t be happier where I’m going. … I’m looking forward to hearing from [manager Buck Showalter].”
Pearce helped elevate the Orioles to an AL East championship in 2014. He recorded three hits in 10 at-bats during the ALDS against the Tigers and scored the tying run on Delmon Young‘s super amazing three run double in the eighth inning of game two.