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KEVIN PILLAR RUMORS & GOSSIP

Blue Jays recall OF Pillar, cut OF Reimold

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays have recalled outfielder Kevin Pillar from Triple-A Buffalo and designated outfielder Nolan Reimold for assignment. Pillar was promoted Tuesday, the same day he was picked for the International League postseason All-Star team. Pillar was sent to the minors on June 25, one day after he threw his bat down the dugout steps after being pulled for a pinch-hitter...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays face tough test in weeks ahead

Prior to Monday night’s 8-3 victory over the New York Yankees, the Toronto Blue Jays had lost 11 of their last 15 games, dropped two straight, and were happy to be home after a ten-game road trip that saw the current AL East leaders win only three times. Outscored 29-13 over the weekend during their three-game stop in Cincinnati, the baseball gods haven’t looked favorably upon...
Via Sports-Glory
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Recap 6/9/14: Encarnacion’s 20th HR, Reyes’ 10-Game Hitting Streak, and Pillar’s Walk-off Win for the Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays get the 5-4 win over the Minnesota Twins, after Kevin Pillar hit a walk-off single in the ninth inning, and Erik Kratz came from second base to score the winning run. Although they had a win, the Jays bullpen struggled, and in the end, it was their offense that gave them the edge for the victory. Starting pitcher R.A. Dickey struggled from the beginning as...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

How it all Starts: Alex Wood and Kevin Pillar, the Draft and the First Year

Kevin Pillar and Alex Wood had different draft experiences. Pillar, an outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays, was a 32nd-round pick in 2011. His signing bonus was $1,000. Wood, a pitcher for the Atlanta Braves, was a 2nd-round pick in 2012. His bonus was $700,000. They also shared something in common. Both thought they would […]
Via Fangraphs
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Capture 9th Straight Win With Walk-Off Bunt Vs. Rays

Your browser does not support iframes.\ The Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays were tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the 9th inning with pinch-runner Kevin Pillar at first when Anthony Gose decided to drop down a bunt.  As great as the bunt was from Gose, the walk-off was certainly made by the awful throwing error by Rays pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo which allowed Pillar to score...
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Wayward throw in 9th proves costly as Rays are swept by Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) -- Pinch-runner Kevin Pillar scored the winning run on a throwing error by pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo and the Toronto Blue Jays won their ninth straight game and completed a sweep of Tampa Bay, beating the Rays 3-2 on Wednesday night. Dioner Navarro singled to begin the ninth and was replaced by Pillar. Oviedo fielded Anthony Gose's bunt along the first base line and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Pillar Tells All: A Trip To The Major Leagues

Many of us will never know what it’s like to literally feel the roar of a crowd as we walk out onto an on-deck circle, or step into the batter’s box and smell the pine tar emanating from a baseball bat. These are the things that kids dream of – the chance to have a Major League at-bat against the best of the best, or the chance to have fun for a living and make a name for yourself...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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