The Colorado Rockies have acquired OF Kevin Pillar from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for a player to be named later and international slot money.
Pillar has always been knows as a great defender, but with hitting skills that are just okay. A longtime center field with Toronto, Pillar has played all three outfield positions with Boston this year, but mostly right field. Pillar could platoon in center with Sam Hilliard until David Dahl returns from the IL. The lowly Red Sox have unloaded multiple players recently, and Pillar joins now joins the group.
Pillar, 31, has four home runs with one stolen base, a .274 average and an OPS of .795 in 126 Plate Appearances with the Red Sox this year. In his MLB career for the Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and San Francisco Giants, Pillar has 80 home runs with 84 stolen bases, a .261 average and a .704 OPS in 3389 Plate Appearances.