Orioles pick up ex-Yankee Pearce

Just in time for their final four-game push for the AL East, the Baltimore Orioles claimed Yankee-for-a-day Steve Pearce -- OK, it was more like three weeks -- off waivers.

Pearce started the year as an Oriole, stopped off in Houston for a month and played 12 games for the Yankees, hitting .160 with a home run and four RBI before being designated for assignment on Sept. 23.