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Brett Pill | First Baseman

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3 / 233
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Tigers signed 1B Brett Pill to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Pill, 32, played for the KIA Tigers of the Korea Baseball Organization last season and batted .317/.359/.521 with 20 homers and 86 RBI over 126 games. He hasn't appeared in the majors since 2013 as a member of the Giants and figures to serve as organizational depth in his return to the states. Jan 10 - 2:41 PM

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Giants released 1B Brett Pill.

Pill was sold last month to the KIA Tigers of the Korean Baseball Organization and has now been officially cut from the Giants' 40-man roster. The 29-year-old first baseman could resurface in the majors at some point.
Thu, Jan 2, 2014 02:29:00 PM

The Giants have sold the rights of Brett Pill to the KIA Tigers of the Korean Baseball Organization.

Pill's deal with the club will be for one year and will be official after he passes a physical. Until then, Pill will remain on the Giants' 40-man roster.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 08:21:00 PM

Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that Brett Pill is poised to sign with Korea's Kia Tigers.

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle was first to report that teams in Japan and Korea were interested in Pill. Baggarly says the Giants already have a deal in place to sell the first baseman's contract and are just negotiating the final terms. Pill has batted .233/.279/.404 with nine homers over parts of the last three seasons for the Giants.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 08:02:00 PM

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that multiple teams in Japan and Korea are interested in Brett Pill.

Shea says the Giants are asking for as much as $1 million in order to sever ties with Pill. He adds that it would be "a win-win for all," as Pill would get more playing time and a likely raise and the Giants would get a little cash. Pill is not yet eligible for arbitration.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 07:39:00 PM

Brett Pill went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored Thursday against the Pirates.

Pill made his first start of the season in left field with left-hander Jeff Locke on the hill for the Pirates. The 28-year-old has mashed in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League in recent years, but it has failed to translate on the major league level thus far. The Giants are out of the race, so they can afford to give Pill plenty of at-bats down the stretch, but he's unlikely to be fantasy relevant.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 01:36:00 AM

Brett Pill went 3-for-5 with a homer and four RBI in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.

Pill drove in three runs with a couple singles early in the game before launching a solo shot in the seventh. In two starts since being recalled, he's picked up six hits in nine at-bats. He could continue to steal at-bats from the struggling Brandon Belt.
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 10:53:00 PM

Brett Pill went 3-for-4 on Tuesday in his first game since being recalled by the Giants.

Pill batted just .148/.172/.333 in 27 at-bats his first stay with the team, but his three hits Tuesday suggest his second stint could be a longer and more fruitful one. The first baseman was batting .344/.379/.630 with 18 home runs for Triple-A Fresno before the call-up, so there's ability there. With Brandon Belt failing to grab hold of the first base job, Pill could find more at-bats if his minor league success continues to carry over.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 11:12:00 PM

Giants recalled 1B/OF Brett Pill from Triple-A Fresno.

Pill has crushed the ball at Fresno this season, batting .344/.379/.630 with 18 homers and 79 RBI. He's just a .225/.267/.407 career batter over 77 major league games, though. Expect him to operate mainly as a bat off the bench.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 08:15:00 PM

Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that the Giants will recall Brett Pill and Roger Kieschnick from Triple-A Fresno prior to Tuesday's game.

Baggarly isn't sure what the corresponding moves will be, but he notes that "it’s possible that a trade could be part of it." The Giants "continue to field calls about Hunter Pence," and Baggarly has also speculated that Brandon Belt could be dealt.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 07:03:00 PM

Brett Pill was removed from Saturday's game with Triple-A Fresno due to a hamstring strain.

It's not clear how long he'll be sidelined, but Pill could be placed on the 7-day disabled list. The 28-year-old is batting .340/.373/.616 with 12 home runs and 62 RBI with the Giants' Triple-A affiliate.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 10:55:00 PM

Giants optioned 1B Brett Pill to Triple-A Fresno.

The Giants have called up Hector Sanchez to take his spot on the active roster. Pill is hitting just .148 (4-for-27) in 14 games at the major league level this season.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 04:22:00 PM

Giants recalled 1B Brett Pill from Triple-A Fresno.

Pill was just sent down to the minors over the weekend, but he's eligible to return since Ryan Vogelsong and Santiago Casilla are headed to the disabled list. The 28-year-old went 2-for-6 in his first stint with the big club and will function as a backup first baseman and right-handed bat off the bench.
Tue, May 21, 2013 12:54:00 PM

Giants optioned 1B Brett Pill to Triple-A Fresno.

Pill was called up earlier this week and went 2-for-5 with two doubles in Friday's loss to the Rockies. He'll return to a .341/.380/.675 batting line, nine home runs and 47 RBI in 32 games in the minors.
Sat, May 18, 2013 01:39:00 PM

Giants recalled 1B Brett Pill from Triple-A Fresno.

Pill was sporting a .341/.380/.675 batting line, nine home runs and 47 RBI in 32 games this year at the Triple-A level. He can DH for the Giants this week in Toronto.
Mon, May 13, 2013 01:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Alex Avila
3John Hicks
4Miguel Gonzalez
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2Efren Navarro
3Brett Pill
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Omar Infante
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3Brendan Ryan
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
2Juan Perez
3Jim Adduci
CF1Tyler Collins
2Mikie Mahtook
3JaCoby Jones
4Alex Presley
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Steven Moya
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Michael Fulmer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Anibal Sanchez
5Daniel Norris
6Matt Boyd
7Sandy Baez
8Myles Jaye
9A.J. Achter
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Mark Lowe
3Justin Wilson
4Alex Wilson
5Shane Greene
6Drew VerHagen
7Bruce Rondon
8Kyle Ryan
9Blaine Hardy
10Buck Farmer
11Chad Bell
12Daniel Stumpf
13Mike Pelfrey
14Edward Mujica