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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||200.00||4.00||.275||15.00||27.00||10.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Seattle||4||0||0|| .000|| .000|| .000|
|vs Archer (Career)||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||129||29||1|| .259|| .326|| .225|
|Last 10 Games|
Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar struggling offensively in May
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/19/15) Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar posted a .694 OPS in April but has struggled to find the same success this month, hitting .194/.247/.254 with four RBI, nine runs scored and three stolen bases in 67 at-bats.
Pillar has played every inning for the Blue Jays this season, and though he was able to jump out to a nice start in April, his offense has started to lag this month. The Blue Jays haven't had a day off since May 7 and won't get their next break until May 28.
Pillar is one of three Blue Jays to play in all 40 games, though he's the only one to play in the field every game, as the other two have seen time at designated hitter.
Russell Martin replaced by Josh Thole in Blue Jays' lineup
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/10/15) Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against Boston.
Josh Thole replaces Martin in the lineup for the fourth time this year and second time in the last 10 games.
Thole will bat ninth in the order. Kevin Pillar moves up one spot in the order to replace Martin in the five-hole.
The Blue Jays are -120 money line favorites at home against Boston.
Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar batting .314 in last 13 games
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(5/4/15) Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar saw his hitting streak end at six games Sunday against the Indians following a 0-for-4 performance. He did get on base after getting hit by a pitch in the fourth inning and finished with one run.
Since April 21, Pillar is batting .314 (16 for 51) with one triple, six doubles, seven runs and 10 RBI. He also has two walks, eight strikeouts and three stolen bases in his last 13 games.
Jays' Ryan Goins draws the start at shortstop, Dalton Pompey out
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/28/15) Blue Jays infielder Ryan Goins will start at shortstop Tuesday for the injured Jose Reyes, the team announced. Goins fills in for Reyes, who was placed on the 15-day DL Monday with a rib injury. Goins is hitting .238 in 21 at-bats this season.
Outfielder Dalton Pompey is out of the lineup, with Danny Valencia taking over in left field and Kevin Pillar playing center.
Pompey told Sportsnet.ca he suffered a bit of whiplash making a catch Monday at Boston.
|2014 summary: After a late-season look in 2013, Kevin Pillar split his time between the majors and minors last year, getting the call whenever the Blue Jays needed an extra outfielder. In the minors, he was the same high-contact gap hitter he's always been, hitting .323 with 10 homers, 39 doubles and just 48 strikeouts in 405 at-bats for Triple-A Buffalo, but those skills didn't translate completely to the majors. He hit his share of doubles but also had 28 strikeouts to just four walks in 116 at-bats. |
Playing time status: As you'd expect for a young right-handed hitter, Pillar was better against lefties last year, at least at the big-league level, and as a result, he could get a chance to spell left fielder Michael Saunders against them. Of course, with Saunders recovering from a torn meniscus, Pillar may have the job all to himself for the first couple weeks.
2015 outlook: Pillar showed a knack for putting the bat on the ball in the minors, but it takes more than that to hold down a starting corner outfield job in the majors. Besides, he has yet to show he can do it at that level. He'll get some looks in AL-only leagues because of the Saunders injury, but he's destined to be a fourth outfielder both this year and beyond.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/24/15||SEA||1:07 pm||Taijuan Walker|
|5/25/15||CHW||7:07 pm||Hector Noesi|
|5/26/15||CHW||7:07 pm||John Danks|
|5/27/15||CHW||12:37 pm||Jeff Samardzija|
|5/29/15||@ MIN||8:10 pm||Trevor May|
|5/30/15||@ MIN||2:10 pm||Kyle Gibson|
|5/31/15||@ MIN||2:10 pm||Ricky Nolasco|