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Kevin Pillar | Outfielder | #11

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cal State Dominguez Hills
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 32 (0) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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Kevin Pillar underwent thumb surgery earlier this week.
Pillar tore a thumb ligament in early August on a successful steal attempt. He returned a month later and played with the injury down the stretch. Pillar has already begun rehabbing and should be ready in plenty of time for spring training. The 27-year-old hit .266 with seven homers, 53 RBI, 35 doubles and 14 steals over 146 games this season. Sat, Oct 29, 2016 05:20:00 PM
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Kevin Pillar went 2-for-3 with three RBI, and the Blue Jays held off the Red Sox 4-3 on Saturday.

The Jays were limited to just four hits in the win, and Pillar came through with those of those in key moments. First, his bases-loaded single in the second inning plated two runs. Then later, Pillar gave the Jays their first lead with an RBI single in the sixth. The 27-year-old is hitting .267/.303/.375 with seven homers, 53 RBI, 59 runs scored and 14 steals through 145 games this season.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 12:22:00 AM

Kevin Pillar went 3-for-4 and stole two bases Monday against the Mariners.

Pillar seemed to have a whole lot of fantasy potential when he entered the season as the Blue Jays' leadoff man. Right now, though, he's a No. 9 hitter who has gone 66 straight games without a homer. His defense still makes him an asset to the Blue Jays, but his fantasy owners have been left very disappointed.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 01:47:00 AM

Kevin Pillar (illness) is expected to return to the Blue Jays lineup on Saturday.

He sat out Friday's game due to flu-like symptoms but is feeling much better on Saturday and should be good to go. The 27-year-old is hitting .259/.289/.381 with seven homers, 45 RBI and 10 swipes on the season.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 10:45:00 AM

Kevin Pillar was scratched from Friday's lineup due to flu-like symptoms.

Consider him day-to-day. Melvin Upton will slide over to center field and Ezequiel Carrera has entered the lineup in left.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 05:53:00 PM

Blue Jays activated OF Kevin Pillar from the 15-day disabled list.

He missed the minimum 15 days with a sprained thumb. Pillar will reclaim his starting job in center field with Melvin Upton shifting over to the left side. The 27-year-old is an elite defensive player but doesn't offer much fantasy appeal. He's hit .261 with seven homers and 10 steals over 421 at-bats this year.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 03:27:00 PM

Kevin Pillar (thumb) remains on track to come off the disabled list when first eligible next Tuesday.

Pillar will work out with his Blue Jays teammates on Friday in Cleveland before embarking on a short minor league rehab assignment over the weekend. He has been on the disabled list since August 8 with a sprained left thumb. Melvin Upton is drawing the majority of the starts in center field in Pillar's absence.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 12:15:00 PM

Kevin Pillar (thumb) played catch again on Monday.

Pillar landed on the disabled list earlier this month with a sprained left thumb, but he remains on track to be activated when he's first eligible on August 22. "We think when that time is up, he'll be all right," said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. "They think he'll be good."
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 07:45:00 PM

Kevin Pillar (thumb) played catch on Sunday.

He's nearly a week removed from being placed on the disabled list with a sprained left thumb. Pillar thinks he'll be ready for activation when his 15 days are up.
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 10:26:00 AM

Blue Jays placed OF Kevin Pillar on the 15-day disabled list with a left thumb sprain.

Pillar injured the thumb this weekend in Kansas City. It's not clear how long he might be sidelined. Melvin Upton is starting in center field for the Jays on Monday against the Rays and will likely see an uptick in playing time over the next two-plus weeks. Darrell Ceciliani has been called up from Triple-A Buffalo to provide extra outfield depth.
Mon, Aug 8, 2016 03:34:00 PM

Kevin Pillar went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and four RBI on Saturday, leading the Blue Jays in a 9-1 thrashing of the Orioles.

Pillar capped off a seven-run uprising in the fifth inning with a two-run double, then replicated the feat in the seventh to put the Jays ahead 9-1. With his two-hit attack, he's now hitting .268/.300/.396 with seven homers, 45 RBI and eight stolen bases.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 04:30:00 PM

Kevin Pillar went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Monday's win over the Padres.

Two of Pillar's hits on the night were two-baggers, and he also added a stolen base. The speedy outfielder hasn't run as much as hoped this season, but he's now on pace for 13 home runs and 11 stolen bases.
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 09:55:00 PM

Kevin Pillar delivered a two-run double in the fourth inning on Tuesday, accounting for all of the Blue Jays offense in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

Pillar smoked a Patrick Corbin offering into the gap in left-center in the fourth, pulling the Blue Jays to within a run at 3-2. He finished the night 1-for-4 and is now hitting .258/.290/.412 with seven homers, 29 RBI and six swipes on the season.
Tue, Jun 21, 2016 11:00:00 PM

Kevin Pillar finished 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI as the Blue Jays beat up on the Phillies 13-2 on Thursday.

Pillar did his damage late, hitting a solo shot off reliever Andrew Bailey in the seventh before lifting a two-run homer against David Hernandez an inning later. Pillar's teammate Edwin Encarnacion is grabbing headlines for the ridiculous hot streak he's riding, but the 27-year-old Pillar is now hitting .317 with five home runs in the month of June. The good start to the month has Pillar batting .262/.293/.422 with seven homers, 27 RBI and 30 runs scored on the season.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 12:15:00 AM

Kevin Pillar singled and ripped a solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers.

Pillar's solo blast leading off the fifth inning was the first hit of the game for the Blue Jays and broke a scoreless tie. He also singled and scored in the seventh, tallying the only two runs for the Jays in the eventual extra-innings loss. Unfortunately, games like this have been few and far between for Pillar, who is sporting a .240/.271/.360 batting line.
Tue, Jun 7, 2016 11:35:00 PM

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3Juan Graterol
4Michael Ohlman
1B1Justin Smoak
2Steve Pearce
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
3Gregorio Petit
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3Lourdes Gurriel
4Richard Urena
5Jake Elmore
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Melvin Upton
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Jose Tabata
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
3Anthony Alford
RF1Jose Bautista
2Darrell Ceciliani
DH1Kendrys Morales
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S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6Mat Latos
7T.J. House
8Casey Lawrence
9Ryan Borucki
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Jason Grilli
3Joe Smith
4Joe Biagini
5Aaron Loup
6Ryan Tepera
7J.P. Howell
8Glenn Sparkman
9Brett Oberholtzer
10Danny Barnes
11Gavin Floyd
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