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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||200.00||4.00||.275||15.00||27.00||10.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cleveland||13||5||0|| .385|| .692|| .385|
|vs Archer (Career)||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||77||24||1|| .329|| .468|| .312|
|Last 10 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.
Jose Bautista to miss fifth straight for Blue Jays
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/26/15) Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is not in Sunday's starting lineup, the fifth straight game that he's been out.
Bautista is battling a shoulder injury. The Blue Jays will use the same outfield alignment as Saturday, with Michael Saunders in right, Dalton Pompey in left and Kevin Pillar in center. Prior to Saturday, the three outfielders had combined for one start this season at their respective positions.
The Jays are +122 money line underdogs at Tampa Bay.
Blue Jays' Jose Bautista to miss fourth straight start
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/25/15) Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista was held out of the starting lineup for the fourth straight game on Saturday.
Bautista is battling a sore shoulder.
"We just deal with that when it comes," Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said to MLB.com. "You start to plan four, five days from now, things change so fast. We have Saunders in right field tonight, we didn't think when he came back he'd be playing right field, we thought we'd have Bautista there.
The Blue Jays shuffled their outfield for Saturday's game. Kevin Pillar, who started in right for Bautista the last three games, will play center field for the second time this year. Michael Saunders starts in right, and Dalton Pompey moves from center to left.
Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar contributes two hits, two RBI to win
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/22/15) Emerging Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar made the most of two hits in a Tuesday night rout of Baltimore.
Pillar singled in two runs and scored in the third inning and singled again in the fifth. His performance broke a 1-for-15 slump and improved his slash line on the year to .255/.268/.364. He has just one walk in 55 at-bats, however, this season.
|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|
|5/3/15||@ CLE||1:10 pm||Trevor Bauer|
|5/4/15||NYY||7:07 pm||Chase Whitley|
|5/5/15||NYY||7:07 pm||Michael Pineda|
|5/6/15||NYY||7:07 pm||CC Sabathia|
|5/8/15||BOS||7:07 pm||Wade Miley|
|5/9/15||BOS||1:07 pm||Joe Kelly|
|5/10/15||BOS||1:07 pm||Clay Buchholz|