BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Orioles outfielder Steve Pearce will undergo surgery to repair the flexor mass in his right forearm and will be sidelined anywhere from four to six months.

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Pearce left last Monday’s game and received an injection last week in hopes of avoiding surgery, but the Orioles placed him on the 60-day disabled list with a strained flexor mass in his right elbow to create a spot on the 40-man roster for Mancini.

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His injury is a blow to the Orioles team that is currently in possession of one of the two wild card spots in the American League East.

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The Orioles welcomed Pearce back to Camden Yards in early August after acquiring him from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for a minor leaguer.