Pearce was running to first when he injured his lower leg and was replaced by Pedro Castellanos. When asked about the injury, Pearce gave an interesting response, admitting that he was injured, but suggesting he would be back soon.
Pearce described it as a lower leg injury, something where he ‘didn’t like how it feels’ but left for precautionary reasons rather than due to anything acute. ‘I’m not worried about it at all.’— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) March 17, 2019
Pearce described his ailment as a lower leg injury and said he "didn't like how it feels" but ultimately was pulled from the game for precautionary reasons. Pearce added that he wasn't "worried about it at all."
The 2018 World Series MVP was a sensational addition to the Red Sox roster late in the season last year and ended up playing a pivotal role in the team's championship season.
Steve Pearce left the game after batting in the top of the first inning, replaced in the field by Pedro Castellanos.— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) March 17, 2019
Hopefully the 35-year-old first baseman will be back on the field before Opening Day and that his leg injury doesn't require a stint on the IL.