Red Sox Trade Outfielder Kevin Pillar To Rockies Just Before Deadline

Boston signed the veteran outfielder this past offseason

by Dakota Randall

August 31, 2020

ORIGINAL STORY: The Red Sox have made a trade.

Boston on Monday dealt outfielder Kevin Pillar and cash to the Colorado Rockies, according to multiple reports. MLB Network’s Mark Feinsand was first to report the deal.

In return, the Red Sox will receive a player to be named later along with 2019-20 international slot money.

Here are the details:

Boston signed Pillar, 31, during the offseason.

In addition to providing his usual stellar defense, Pillar hit .274 with four home runs and 13 RBIs in 30 games with the Red Sox.

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UPDATE (5:15 p.m. ET): The Red Sox have announced the trade.

As expected, Boston traded Pillar and cash considerations to Colorado in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations, as well as international amateur signing bonus pool space.

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