Red Sox to Sign Pillar to 1-Year Deal

Pending a physical, the Boston Red Sox are going to sign veteran OF Kevin Pillar to a one-year deal worth approximately $4 million.

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That said, Sox also view Pillar as a good fit even if Verdugo is healthy still start the year. Verdugo’s agreement with the Sox (not final, pending physical) is in the 1-year, $4M range

The once-elite OF nearly won a Gold Glove with Toronto and has spent the last few years with the Giants, hitting 21 home runs a season ago.

He offers the Sox an inexpensive OF option as they work to replace Mookie Betts and could serve as a trade chip later in the season.