Steve Pearce is not starting for Rays Tuesday

Tampa Bay Rays left fielder/third baseman Steve Pearce (hamstring) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Cleveland Indians.

What It Means:

Pearce was forced out of Monday's game against the Cleveland Indians in the ninth inning with an apparent hamstring injury. It seems like the team is playing it safe, and Tampa has certainly seen their fair share of injuries this season. Tuesday's Rays outfield consists of Jaff Decker, Desmond Jennings, and Taylor Motter.

Pearce has a stellar .322/.393/.540 batting line with a .395 wOBA, nine home runs and 25 RBI's in 196 plate appearances this season.