Phillies: Three outfielders they could acquire at the trade deadline
Red Sox outfielder Kevin Pillar is another potential trade option for the Phillies
Having also started his major league career in 2013, Kevin Pillar is a solid option for the Phillies outfield as well.
He was with the Toronto Blue Jays from 2013-2019, then went to the San Francisco Giants in 2019, and was then picked up by the Red Sox this year. He made his major league debut on August 14, 2013.
Kevin has received quite a few notable awards, including being named the AL player of the week in 2015 with the Blue Jays, as well as being named the Blue Jays’ most improved player and the Wilson defensive player of the year that same year. He has also received the Giants’ Willie McCovey award.
After being traded to the Giants, Pillar hit a grand slam – the first of his career. After having a good season with the Giants, however, he became a free agent as they did not tender his contract.
Here is a clip of this career milestone:
Enter the Red Sox. In February this year, the Red Sox signed Pillar to a one-year contract worth $4.25 million.
Pillar has a career average of .261, he has hit 79 home runs, has 329 RBI and an on-base percentage of .297 with 84 stolen bases.
So far this season, Kevin has an average of .276, he has hit three home runs, 11 RBI, has an on-base percentage of .336 and has stolen 1 base.
Pillar is a major league veteran, as well and could contribute a lot to the Phillies roster.
Another former Giant, who happens to be a former Phillie as well, is an outfielder that just became available.