Orioles agree to terms with outfielder Steve Pearce on one-year contract

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with outfielder Steve Pearce on a one-year contract, thus avoiding arbitration.

Pearce, 31, batted .293/.373/.556 with a career-high 21 home runs and 49 RBI in 102 games with the Orioles in 2014. He was named co-AL Player of the Week along with outfielder Adam Jones, June 30-July 6, after batting .333 with three home runs and nine RBI in that span. Originally selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth round of the 2005 First Year Player Draft, Pearce has hit .255/.335/.433 with 38 home runs and 140 RBI in 392 career games.

The Orioles now have three arbitration eligible players: left-hander Zach Britton, outfielder Alejandro De Aza and right-hander Miguel Gonzalez.