BALTIMORE – Steve Pearce will rest for 10 days following his Platelet Rich Plasma shot in his right forearm on Wednesday. Pearce met with New York Mets orthopedist Dr. David Altchek, and now the Orioles are hoping somehow, Pearce will play this season.
“I hope so. We've got to take care what's going on right now,” Pearce said. “At this point, we're just trying to get this thing under control and finish out the season.
Pearce and the Orioles aren’t ruling out a return for the last week of the season.
“I don't know. We'll see how I feel, see what I can do,” Pearce said. “It's frustrating, especially where we're at in the season. We're so close to the playoffs. Just the timing of it is not really ideal.”
Manager Buck Showalter discussed Pearce with trainer Richie Bancells before Thursday’s pregame media briefing.
“Richie and I talked about it, and we talked about it before I came down here about the reality of Pearce. We’ve got a good feel for it, what it means for Steve for the rest of the season,” Showalter said.
Showalter played down Joey Rickard’s possible activation from the 60-day disabled list on Monday. Rickard remains in Sarasota rehabbing his injured right thumb. He’ll play in two simulated games on Friday and Saturday.
“I don’t want to get too fast on Rickard, either,” Showalter said. “Trying to get an idea. Don’t want to move too fast, but we’re hopeful for Monday. We’ll see.”
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