After beginning the year on the Injured List the Red Sox first baseman is set to return.

It was announced this afternoon by Alex Cora that Steve Pearce is set to return to the Boston Red Sox lineup.

The return of Steve Pearce couldn’t have come at a better time for the scuffling Red Sox. Not only will the Sox be facing lefty Brett Anderson tomorrow, but the team is in need of a spark and it will look to return in the form of Pearce.

As we know, the last time that Pearce played in meaningful baseball he was more than a mere spark, earning the World Series MVP.

It’s been a couple of days since there was good news within Red Sox camp and this should allow management, and fans alike, take a breath and relax.