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Former Dodgers Outfielder Expected to Retire After 2024 Season

Former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Kevin Pillar is expected to retire after the 2024 season ends, per USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.

The 35-year-old made his major league debut back in 2013 with the Toronto Blue Jays, where he spent the majority of his career. Since leaving the Blue Jays, Pillar has bounced around MLB, playing for eight other MLB teams. He’s played for the San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets, Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox, and now the Los Angeles Angels.

Pillar spent the 2022 season with the Dodgers, beginning the year with Triple-A Oklahoma City. He ended up fracturing his shoulder in June 2022, limiting his time in the majors that year. Overall, Pillar appeared in four major league games for the Dodgers, recording one walk, one hit, and one run with the team.

Pillar is currently on the Angels, where he’s been quite effective since he was signed following the injury to star center fielder Mike Trout. In 41 games with the Angels this year, Pillar has slashed .299/.355/.512 with 38 hits, 22 runs, six home runs, five stolen bases and 26 RBIs. He ranks second on the Angels in slug rate, and third in both batting average and on-base percentage.

Overall in his career, Pillar has slashed .258/.296/.412 with 1,021 hits, 512 runs, 113 home runs, and 453 RBIs.

Photo Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

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Eva Geitheim

Eva graduated from UCLA in 2023 with a bachelor's degree in Communication. She has been covering college and professional sports since 2022.

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