Pearce takes batting practice in rehab assignment

Pearce takes batting practice in rehab assignment

BALTIMORE -- Steve Pearce, who is rehabbing a left oblique injury, took live batting practice in Sarasota, Fla., on Wednesday as he continues his rehab.

Pearce was drilled in the back in his third at-bat by right-hander Chris Perez, who is serving a 50-game suspension for testing positive for a drug of abuse. O's manager Buck Showalter said BP was shut down after that and the organization will check on Pearce's status on Thursday before determining the next step in his rehab.

Chaz Roe, who is on the disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis, threw off flat ground on Wednesday for the first time since his injury. The plan is for him to do that a few times before he gets up on the mound. Once he does that, the O's will have a better idea of a timeline on Roe, who is eligible to come off the DL next week.

Matt Wieters came through Tuesday's start against the Mets with no issues in his hamstring and Showalter said this injury does not preclude him playing consecutive days.

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