Giants acquire Blue Jays’ Kevin Pillar

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The San Francisco Giants acquired outfielder Kevin Pillar in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. In exchange, the Blue Jays acquired infielder Alen Hanson, right-handed pitchers Derek Law and Juan De Paula.

Hanson and Law have previously MLB experience. De Paula is a prospect in the deal.

Former Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar hits a single against the Tampa Bay Rays
Kevin Pillar hits a single against the Tampa Bay Rays (Getty Images)

This is the first-time that Pillar has been traded in his career.

Pillar gets to go back to his home state with this move. The 30-year-old was born in West Hills, California.

He spent six full seasons with the Blue Jays. He was traded five games into the 2019 season.

Pillar has an .063 batting average with one RBI in 16 at-bats. He also has one hit and one run.

The 26-year-old La Romana, Dominican Republic native was recently designated for assignment before the start of the season. Hanson was joined by Mac Williamson and Tom Murphy, who were also designated for assignment at the same time. 

Hanson will be playing for his fourth team if he does play for the Blue Jays. Besides playing for the Giants, he previously played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago White Sox. 

In 2018, he had a .252 batting average with eight home runs and 39 RBIs in 110 games. He also had 17 doubles and five triples on 74 hits, while scoring 36 runs.

The 28-year-old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native  was also part of his first trade in his career. He two full seasons with the team and part of this season. 

Law is 1-0 in seven games with four games finished. He has a 7.43 ERA and allowed 13 runs (11 earned runs), including two home runs, in 13 1/3 innings. 

He struck out 12 batters and walked eight. 

The 21-year-old Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic native has not pitched higher than High A with the Augusta GreenJackets. De Paula is now part of his third franchise, as he also pitched in the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners farm teams. 

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