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Monday, February 15, 2021

Kevin Pillar agrees to 1-year deal with Mets

The Mets are in agreement on a one-year deal with outfielder Kevin Pillar, a source told MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo. The club has not confirmed the deal.

Pillar, 32, split time between the Red Sox and Rockies last year, slashing .288/.336/.462 with six home runs across 54 games. He’s a career .262 hitter with 82 home runs across eight big league seasons in Toronto, San Francisco, Boston and Colorado. The California native has a strong defensive reputation from his time patrolling center field with the Blue Jays, but he has rated closer to average by Statcast’s Outs Above Average metric as his career has progressed.

Pillar would represent the Mets’ latest addition as part of their commitment to adding to their position-player depth. After missing out on marquee free-agent center fielder George Springer, New York signed former Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. and utility man Jonathan Villar last week to bolster its bench.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 15, 2021 at 09:52 PM | 27 comment(s)
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