Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 8/14/13
It would appear through various social media outlets that outfielder Kevin Pillar will be promoted from Triple A Buffalo to replace the injured Colby Rasmus. The strong play of Pillar has surpassed Anthony Gose on the Blue Jays depth chart earning the promotion. Pillar is batting .299 with 60 hits, 4 home runs and 8 stolen bases in 52 games. Pillar also spent time with the Double A New Hampshire Fisher Cats prior to his Bisons promotion. In double A Pillar was batting .313 with 95 hits, 5 home runs and 15 stolen bases in 71 Eastern League games. The 24-year old Pillar was selected in the 32nd round, 979th overall in the 2011 amateur baseball draft and has been a model of consistency since joining the Jays organization. Pillar signed with the Blue Jays for $1000 and two short years later is making his major league debut. He has hit over .300 at every minor league stop along the way to Buffalo and forced the Jays to take notice after a breakout 2012 season. Last season Pillar hit .323...
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