The Dodgers are going to have more than enough guys to supplement their bench, especially in Spring Training. It seems like for the moment, there are close to a dozen guys vying for a spot on the bench to make the roster. And that’s a great problem to have at this point in the season.
There are a number of names just on the fringe of making that Opening Day roster. Guys like Matt Beaty and Edwin Rios will seemingly be battling it out, though Dave Roberts could certainly opt to have both of them as reserves.
But they added yet another name into the mix on Tuesday morning. The Dodgers announced that they had signed Kevin Pillar to a minor league deal. The former Toronto defensive-whiz was already in the clubhouse at Camelback Ranch with a locker when the deal was announced.
Dave Roberts on the Kevin Pillar addition:
“He’s a pro, he’s a good guy to have in the organization. …his character and his track record made it an easy decision to bring him in.”
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) March 22, 2022
Pillar has spent the last three years bouncing around the big leagues a little bit. Since leaving Toronto, he has spent time with the Giants, Red Sox, Rockies, and the Mets. So the 33-year-old outfielder has seen his tour of teams before joining the Dodgers.
Pillar will join the rank of veteran players that the Dodgers have added in over the last week or so. They’ve been on a little bit of a signing streak, adding in a whole lot of names to compete for jobs. Add Kevin Pillar into the list of names.
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