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Former Dodgers Outfielder Designated for Assignment By MLB’s Worst Team

The Chicago White Sox selected the contract of outfielder Tommy Pham and designated former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Kevin Pillar for assignment on Friday.

According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, Chicago is designating outfielder Kevin Pillar for assignment to make room for Pham on the 26-man roster. Pillar, a 12-year MLB veteran, was in his first season with Chicago, slashing .160/.290/.360 with one home run and four RBI in 17 games.

Kevin Pillar told the Foul Territory Show on Friday:

“I think that’s part of the reason the White Sox were attracted to a guy like me: to come into that type of situation and bring that experience of not only being with the Braves but with the Dodgers before, being part of winning cultures and knowing what that attitude is supposed to look like, supposed to feel like.”

“Even if it was just one guy that I gave one little piece of advice that he will carry on throughout his career, or that he will think about me when something happens in a game … then it wasn’t a failure for me. I guess you would have to ask someone still within the organization whether me being there helped, or if it mattered. But it was well worth it for me.”

Pillar has also spent time with the Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets and Atlanta Braves throughout his 12-year big league career.

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Maren Angus

Maren Angus-Coombs was born in Los Angeles and raised in Nashville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and has been a sports writer since 2008. Despite being raised in the South, her sports obsession has always been in Los Angeles. She is currently a staff writer for Dodgers Nation and the LA Sports Report Network.


  1. You know what team Pillar definitely never spent any time with? The Toronto Blue Jays. They did nothing for him and his career.

  2. Hey! What about five years with the Toronto Blue Jays, the team he came up with and where he made a name for himself! Get with it, Dodgers Nation!

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