The MLB offseason is still moving along. Multiple players have signed with new teams, and there are still a number of free agents left. One of them is Kevin Pillar. The 31-year-old played a few games with the Blue Jays in 2019 before being traded to the San Francisco Giants. In 156 games played there, he hit a career-high 21 home runs as well as 40 more extra-base hits. Here are three potential landing spots for Kevin Pillar.
San Francisco Giants
Kevin Pillar could still be on the Giants next season. The team has Mike Yastrzemski and Alex Dickerson on their outfield depth chart. Steven Duggar is listed as well. However, it’s possible that Pillar could be in one of those spots come Opening Day. Yastrzemski nor Duggar have much big league experience, so a veteran outfielder could be helpful for the Giants.
Another National League West team that Pillar could join is the Arizona Diamondbacks. They have Ketel Marte on the roster, and he can play center, but he could also play second base. Pillar would be joining newly signed Kole Calhoun in the outfield as well, as the 32-year-old signed a two-year deal with the club. He would also be joining former teammate Madison Bumgarner if he became part of the D-Backs.
Boston Red Sox
At the time of writing, the Boston Red Sox only had four guys listed on the depth chart in the outfield. Two of them were J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts. Martinez may end up playing some games as the DH, and there has been some discussion on Mookie Betts being traded. If that happens, the Red Sox may be looking for an outfielder. Pillar could be the guy they sign depending on how some things go. He would be back in the American League East where he spent his first six seasons with Toronto, and then five games in 2019.
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