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  • • Offseason In Review: Boston Red Sox
    A transformative offseason for the Red Sox saw the club trade its franchise player, make an unexpected managerial change, and (perhaps most importantly in ownership’s view?) duck under the luxury tax threshold. Major League Signings Martin Perez, SP: One year, $6.5MM (includes $500K buyout of $6.25MM club option for 2021) Kevin Pillar, CF: One year,…...2020
  • • Offseason in review: Boston Red Sox
    A transformative offseason for the Boston Red Sox saw the  club trade its franchise player, make an unexpected managerial change,  and (perhaps most importantly in ownership’s view?) duck under the  luxury tax threshold. Here's a look at the offseason for the Red Sox. Major-league signings: Martin Perez, SP: One year, $6.5M (includes $500K buyout of $6.25M club option for 2021). Kevin Pillar, CF: ...2020
  • • Why Red Sox’s Kevin Pillar Will Be ‘Haunted’ By Never Meeting Kobe Bryant
    It’s been nearly a month since Kobe Bryant’s tragic death, but Boston Red Sox outfielder Kevin Pillar still feels the... »...2020
  • • Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo continues to be slowed by stress fracture in his lower back
    Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo has a stress fracture in his lower back, the team told reporters (including Chris Cotillo of MassLive). The organization is comfortable with Verdugo’s progress but plans to take things slowly in the early going, Cotillo notes.  Interim manager Ron Roenicke acknowledged to reporters (including Cotillo) that “if everything goes right, he still might not be ready for O...2020
  • • Pillar wanted to talk to Kobe about writing book
    Red Sox outfielder Kevin Pillar says not having approached Kobe Bryant about writing a children's book like he had hoped to do is "something that's going to haunt me."...2020
  • • AL West Notes: Rangers, Dyson, Hamilton, Taijuan, Diaz, A’s
    The Rangers talked with Jarrod Dyson and Billy Hamilton before the two veteran outfielders respectively signed with the Pirates and Giants, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes.  The Rangers didn’t have any talks with Kevin Pillar prior to Pillar’s agreement with the Red Sox.  Center field is still something of a question area…...2020
  • • Rangers GM throws cold water on notion Texas could trade for a center fielder
    The Rangers talked with Jarrod Dyson and Billy Hamilton before the two veteran outfielders signed with the Pirates and Giants, respectively, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes.  The Rangers didn’t have any talks with Kevin Pillar prior to Pillar’s agreement with the Red Sox.  Center field is still something of a question area for Texas heading into the 2020 season, as utilityman Da...2020
  • • Report: Red Sox agree with Pillar on 1-year deal
    The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a deal with free-agent outfielder Kevin Pillar, according to The Boston Globe....2020
  • • MLBTR Video: Minor League Deals; Red Sox Name Roenicke Interim Manager; Cubs Still Talking Kris Bryant Trades
    Carlos Gonzalez, Jason Kipnis, and Trevor Cahill landed minor league deals, the Red Sox named Ron Roenicke interim manager and are discussing a deal with Kevin Pillar, and the Cubs are still discussing Kris Bryant trades. Jeff Todd has you covered in today’s video!...2020
  • • Outfielder Kevin Pillar close to signing with Red Sox
    Who needs Mookie Betts when you’ve got Kevin Pillar, right? Maybe that’s what the Boston Red Sox are thinking. The Red Sox and Pillar are close on agreeing to a contract, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported on Tuesday. Pillar, 31, is an excellent defensive outfielder who most often plays center field. Though he’s a career .261 hitter, Pillar does have some pop and smacked a career-high 21 homers las...2020

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Kevin Pillar injury and suspension

  • • Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo continues to be slowed by stress fracture in his lower back
    Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo has a stress fracture in his lower back, the team told reporters (including Chris Cotillo of MassLive). The organization is comfortable with Verdugo’s progress but plans to take things slowly in the early going, Cotillo notes.  Interim manager Ron Roenicke acknowledged to reporters (including Cotillo) that “if everything goes right, he still might not be ready for O...2020
  • • Giants reportedly pursuing trade for outfielder
    The Giants are inquiring around the league about possible outfield trade targets, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. It does not appear as if they have locked in on a particular player to this point, with the report specifying that they’re in talks with “multiple clubs.” It’s still early, but the San Francisco organization has received little in the way of offensive production from its ou...2019
  • • After amazing catch, Pillar exits with injury
    Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar was forced to leave Saturday afternoon's game against to the Red Sox with a right sternoclavicular joint injury. He will undergo imaging and further evaluation....2018
  • • Pillar out 4-6 weeks with sternoclavicular sprain
    Kevin Pillar lays his body on the line as much as anyone in baseball and for the first time in his professional career that aggressive style has led to a severe injury....2018
  • • Kevin Pillar expected to miss 4-6 weeks
    The Blue Jays announced that they’ve placed center fielder Kevin Pillar on the 10-day disabled list with a right sternoclavicular joint sprain. They also sent infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to the seven-day concussion DL and activated a pair of pitchers – righty Ryan Tepera and lefty Jaime Garcia.Pillar, the most prominent of the quartet, is expected to miss four to six weeks, Gregor Chisholm of ML...2018
  • • Pillar makes sensational diving grab, but exits
    Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar was forced to leave Saturday afternoon's game against the Red Sox with an apparent upper-body injury....2018
  • • Goody placed on DL with elbow inflammation
    Indians reliever Nick Goody fired a slider to Kevin Pillar and immediately grabbed at his right arm in a mix of frustration and pain. With that pitch, Cleveland's bullpen picture became a little more complicated on Thursday evening....2018
  • • Goody exits with right elbow injury
    Indians reliever Nick Goody fired a slider to Kevin Pillar, immediately grabbed at his right arm in a mix of frustration and pain. With that pitch, Cleveland's bullpen picture became a little more complicated on Thursday evening....2018
  • • Kevin Pillar to donate forfeited salary to LGBTQ groups, says 'it's not lip service'
    Pillar was suspended last month for making a homophobic slur on the field...2017
  • • Kevin Pillar to donate forfeited salary from suspension to LGBTQ advocacy groups
    The Blue Jays outfielder says his action is not just 'lip service'...2017

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Kevin Pillar trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Offseason In Review: Boston Red Sox
    A transformative offseason for the Red Sox saw the club trade its franchise player, make an unexpected managerial change, and (perhaps most importantly in ownership’s view?) duck under the luxury tax threshold. Major League Signings Martin Perez, SP: One year, $6.5MM (includes $500K buyout of $6.25MM club option for 2021) Kevin Pillar, CF: One year,…...2020
  • • Offseason in review: Boston Red Sox
    A transformative offseason for the Boston Red Sox saw the  club trade its franchise player, make an unexpected managerial change,  and (perhaps most importantly in ownership’s view?) duck under the  luxury tax threshold. Here's a look at the offseason for the Red Sox. Major-league signings: Martin Perez, SP: One year, $6.5M (includes $500K buyout of $6.25M club option for 2021). Kevin Pillar, CF: ...2020
  • • Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo continues to be slowed by stress fracture in his lower back
    Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo has a stress fracture in his lower back, the team told reporters (including Chris Cotillo of MassLive). The organization is comfortable with Verdugo’s progress but plans to take things slowly in the early going, Cotillo notes.  Interim manager Ron Roenicke acknowledged to reporters (including Cotillo) that “if everything goes right, he still might not be ready for O...2020
  • • Rangers GM throws cold water on notion Texas could trade for a center fielder
    The Rangers talked with Jarrod Dyson and Billy Hamilton before the two veteran outfielders signed with the Pirates and Giants, respectively, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes.  The Rangers didn’t have any talks with Kevin Pillar prior to Pillar’s agreement with the Red Sox.  Center field is still something of a question area for Texas heading into the 2020 season, as utilityman Da...2020
  • • MLBTR Video: Minor League Deals; Red Sox Name Roenicke Interim Manager; Cubs Still Talking Kris Bryant Trades
    Carlos Gonzalez, Jason Kipnis, and Trevor Cahill landed minor league deals, the Red Sox named Ron Roenicke interim manager and are discussing a deal with Kevin Pillar, and the Cubs are still discussing Kris Bryant trades. Jeff Todd has you covered in today’s video!...2020
  • • Outfielder Kevin Pillar close to signing with Red Sox
    Who needs Mookie Betts when you’ve got Kevin Pillar, right? Maybe that’s what the Boston Red Sox are thinking. The Red Sox and Pillar are close on agreeing to a contract, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported on Tuesday. Pillar, 31, is an excellent defensive outfielder who most often plays center field. Though he’s a career .261 hitter, Pillar does have some pop and smacked a career-high 21 homers las...2020
  • • Red Sox Nearing Deal With Kevin Pillar
    6:05pm: The two sides are discussing a Major League deal, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic tweets. 5:41pm: The Red Sox are closing in on a contract with free-agent outfielder Kevin Pillar, tweets MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. He’s represented by All Bases Covered Sports Management. Pillar, 31, was non-tendered by the Giants earlier in the winter…...2020
  • • Red Sox nearing deal with Kevin Pillar?
    The Red Sox are closing in on a contract with free agent outfielder Kevin Pillar, tweets MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.  Pillar, 31, was non-tendered by the Giants earlier in the winter after hitting .259/.287/.432 with a career-high 21 home runs in 2019. He’d been projected by MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz to earn $9.7 million in arbitration. Pillar also swiped 14 bags — his fifth straight season with...2020
  • • Red Sox, Pirates Among Teams Showing Interest In Kevin Pillar
    The market for free-agent outfielder Kevin Pillar is “heating up,” tweets MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, and the Red Sox and Pirates are among the clubs with interest in the 31-year-old. Both Pittsburgh (Starling Marte) and Boston (Mookie Betts), of course, have completed trades shipping high-profile outfielders out of town. The Red Sox added an immediate…...2020
  • • Red Sox, Pirates among teams showing interest in Kevin Pillar
    The market for free agent outfielder Kevin Pillar is “heating up,” tweets MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, and the Red Sox and Pirates are among the clubs with interest in the 31-year-old. Both Pittsburgh (Starling Marte) and Boston (Mookie Betts), of course, have completed trades shipping high-profile outfielders out of town. The Red Sox added an immediate option to step into Betts’ shoes, Alex Verdugo,...2020

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  • • Why the Toronto Blue Jays already cut ties with Nori Aoki
    Less than a month after being acquired from the Houston Astros for Francisco Liriano, Nori Aoki has already been designated for assignment by the Toronto Blue Jays. While his addition to the Jays’ roster was initially viewed as a way to save money on Liriano’s remaining salary, it is surprising that Toronto has already departed with the 35-year-old just 12 games into his Blue Jays stint. Aoki hit ...2017
  • • Chris Coghlan goes airborne to avoid tag, scores incredible run
    Chris Coghlan went full Willie Mays Hayes to score a run for the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.Coghlan walked with one out in the 7th inning of Toronto’s clash with the Cardinals. The next batter was Kevin Pillar, who drove a ball to deep right off the wall, which had Coghlan motoring around the bases.By the time he got towards home, Yadier Molina was waiting as the throw from right was up th...2017
  • • Top eight MLB defensive stars heading into 2017
    When it comes to measuring top players, offensive numbers seem to be the go-to statistics, but that’s just not fair. We often forget that an individual can still be a star for his team by dominating on the other side of the ball.From a web-gem from a two-time Gold Glove Award winner who can prove himself at a hitter’s park or an outfielder who gives his pitcher an extra amount of confidence, defen...2017
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  • • Giants GM, outfielder Kevin Pillar have some Dodgers gear to burn
    The Toronto Blue Jays are in full-on tear-down mode, and the San Francisco Giants were happy to take advantage of that by acquiring outfielder Kevin Pillar in a trade. The Giants traded Alen Hanson, Derek Law and Juan De Paula to Toronto on Tuesday for Pillar. Pillar is from Los Angeles and a longtime Dodgers fan, so he’s having a hard time getting his friends and family to root for him since he’s...2019
  • • Rangers vs. Blue Jays: Game 5 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2015 MLB Playoffs
    2015
  • • Blue Jays surprise nine-year-old fan who lost father to cancer
    Nine-year-old Toronto Blue Jays fan Jack Blunt received quite the surprise after being summoned to the library at his school only to find Ryan Goins and Kevin Pillar waiting there to meet him. With hats and shirts in hand, the two Blue Jays stars were at the school specifically to spend time with Jack … and to give him four tickets to Thursday’s Game 1 of the ALDS against the Texas Rangers. “I was...2015
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  • • Blue Jays ride 4 homers to sweep over Tigers
    The Blue Jays hit four home runs to help complete the series sweep over the Tigers in a 9-2 victory on Sunday at Rogers Centre. Josh Donaldson, Edwin Encarnacion, Kevin Pillar and Russell Martin went yard as the Blue Jays won their 21st game of the month, one shy of a franchise record....2015
  • • Simon, Tigers overpowered by long ball in finale
    The Blue Jays hit four home runs to help complete the series sweep over the Tigers in a 9-2 victory on Sunday at Rogers Centre. Josh Donaldson, Edwin Encarnacion, Kevin Pillar and Russell Martin went yard as the Blue Jays won their 21st game of the month, one shy of a franchise record....2015
  • • Balanced attack helps Jays keep pace in race
    Jose Bautista, Troy Tulowitzki and Kevin Pillar homered, while the Blue Jays had every player in their starting lineup record at least one hit en route to a lopsided 10-4 victory over the Orioles on Sunday afternoon at Rogers Centre. The win kept Toronto 1 1/2 games ahead of the Yankees in the American League East....2015
  • • Blue Jays top Rays, push closer to clinch
    The Blue Jays swatted a trio of solo homers in support of R.A. Dickey's 100th career win in a 5-3 victory over the Rays at Rogers Centre on Friday. Josh Donaldson, Kevin Pillar and Jose Bautista each went yard in the series opener as the Blue Jays pushed their lead over the Yankees in the American League East to four games due to the Yanks' loss to the White Sox. Toronto could also clinch its firs...2015
  • • Maeda strong as Dodgers drop opener to Jays
    Kevin Pillar hit a three-run homer in the eighth and Jose Bautista added a two-run shot of his own, as the Blue Jays picked up their fourth consecutive win with a 5-2 victory over the Dodgers on Friday night at Rogers Centre....2016
  • • Pillar's 3-run HR lifts Blue Jays over Dodgers
    Kevin Pillar hit a three-run homer in the eighth and Jose Bautista added a two-run shot of his own, as the Blue Jays picked up their fourth consecutive win with a 5-2 victory over the Dodgers on Friday night at Rogers Centre....2016
  • • Blue Jays pour it on late in blanking of Mets
    All it took was a flight home to Canada for the Blue Jays to rediscover their winning ways. Kevin Pillar homered and collected three hits on Wednesday, and the Blue Jays piled on the offense late in an 8-0 win over Jon Niese and the Mets....2015
  • • Mets held in check during Niese's quality start
    All it took was a flight home to Canada for the Blue Jays to rediscover their winning ways. Kevin Pillar homered and collected three hits on Wednesday, and the Blue Jays piled on the offense late in an 8-0 win over Jon Niese and the Mets....2015
  • • Mariners Turn Bizarre 3-6-2 Triple Play vs. Blue Jays
    2015
  • • Blue Jays strike in 7th to down Yankees
    Kevin Pillar and Darwin Barney delivered timely hits in the seventh inning off Dellin Betances to lead the Blue Jays to a 4-1 victory over the Yankees on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre....2016

Kevin Pillar fantasy rankings and news

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  • • Al Avila: Tigers could still add an outfielder
    The Tigers haven’t exactly been aggressive in free agency this winter, but they’ve still added a handful of veterans, including C.J. Cron, Jonathan Schoop, Ivan Nova and Austin Romine. They’ve yet to make an addition in the outfield, but general manager Al Avila said Thursday on the Tigers Caravan that doing so is a possibility (Twitter link via Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press). Asked abo...2020
  • • Bautista replaces Pillar as leadoff hitter
    Kevin Pillar has lost his spot as an everyday leadoff man as the Blue Jays look to shake up a struggling lineup....2017
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  • • MLB Playoffs 2016: Updated LCS Bracket Results, Highlights and Reaction
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  • • MLB Playoffs 2016: Live-Stream Guide, TV Schedule, Times and Odds
    2016
  • • Indians vs. Blue Jays ALCS Game 3: Live Score and Highlights
    2016
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Kevin Pillar rumors, scandals

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  • • Hamels 5 scoreless innings as Phils lose to Blue Jays 4-1
    2015

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