Flashy center fielder Kevin Pillar was traded to the San Francisco Giants from the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday.
In return for the 30-year-old outfielder, the Blue Jays acquired three players: right-handed pitchers Juan De Paula and Derek Law and infielder Alen Hanson.
Pillar is a career .260 hitter in 695 games, but his defense is first-rate as a three-time Gold Glove finalist (2015, ‘16, ‘17) in center.
Pillar signed a one-year, $5.8 million deal with the Blue Jays in January.
De Paula, 21, posted a 1.72 earned-run average with 55 strikeouts and 27 walks over 52 1/3 innings of work in 2018 with Class A Staten Island and Augusta.
Hanson played 110 games with the Giants last season and had a .252 batting average with 17 doubles and 39 RBIs. The switch-hitter joins his fourth team since breaking into the big leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2016.
Law, 28, pitched 13 1/3 innings with the Giants in 2018 and had a 7.42 ERA.
—Field Level Media