Pearce would have to clear waivers in order for the Giants to acquire him, and it is not yet known whether or not that is the case. He has been a member of the Astros since July 28, when he was claimed off of waivers from the Baltimore Orioles after being designated for assignment a week earlier. Since joining Houston, Pearce is hitting .258/.351/.355 in 74 plate appearances. Overall, he has posted a .734 OPS and three homers in 2012.
In six big league seasons, Pearce is a career .237 hitter. 2012 has probably been the best season of them all, when taking into consideration the number of plate appearances relative to his production.