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Steve Pearce becomes latest Blue Jay to hit the disabled list

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Steve Pearce leaves the game with an injury after hitting a double against the Seattle Mariners during second inning American League baseball action in Toronto, Sunday, May 14, 2017.

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The Toronto Blue Jays have placed Steve Pearce on the 10-day disabled list with a right calf strain.

Pearce suffered the injury in Toronto's 3-2 win over Seattle on Sunday when he slid to avoid a tag after hitting a double.

Pearce had a slow start at the plate this season but has been much better in May, hitting .276 with four home runs and nine runs batted in.

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He joins third baseman Josh Donaldson, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, catcher Russell Martin and starting pitchers J.A. Happ and Francisco Liriano on the DL.

Right-handed reliever Leonel Campos took Pearce's place on the active roster.

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