Pearce set to bat 4th in debut with Yankees
Steve Pearce is scheduled to serve as the designated hitter and
bat fourth against the Toronto Blue Jays in his debut with the New
Pearce was acquired by the Yankees from the Houston Astros for
cash considerations on Monday, shortly before slugging first
baseman Mark Teixeira strained his left calf. He arrived Tuesday,
in time for batting practice.
Teixeira says he still thinks the injury will keep him out at
least a week.
Manager Joe Girardi said he had Pearce batting cleanup because
he didn’t want to disrupt his top three in the lineup and the
right-hander hits well against lefties.
The Yankees optioned Casey McGehee to Class-A Charleston. The
South Atlantic League team’s season ends Sept. 3 which will allow
McGehee to return sooner.