Los Angeles Angels Sign Former MVP Candidate

In a swift move, the Los Angeles Angels have bolstered their outfield depth by signing veteran outfielder Kevin Pillar.

Pillar's arrival fills the void left by the absence of star player Mike Trout, who is sidelined due to knee surgery.

Coming off a stint with the Chicago White Sox, where he faced offensive challenges, Pillar's addition brings a wealth of Major League experience, spanning over 12 seasons and multiple teams, including notable tenures with the Toronto Blue Jays, Atlanta Braves, and San Francisco Giants.

Despite recent struggles at the plate, Pillar's reputation as a versatile and resilient player precedes him.

His ability to play all three outfield positions adds valuable flexibility to the Angels' lineup, providing options and stability during Trout's recovery period.

Pillar finished 22nd in MVP voting in the 2019 season, boasting a .264/.293/.442 triple-slash line, along with 21 home runs, 88 RBI, 14 stolen bases, and 83 runs scored across 161 games played.

With milestones within reach, including nearing 1,000 hits and approaching 100 stolen bases, Pillar's signing injects optimism and vitality into the Angels' roster as they aim to maintain competitiveness in the American League West.

Over the past five seasons, the 35-year-old holds a .241/.284/.422 triple-slash line, with 31 home runs, 109 RBI, 15 stolen bases, and 105 runs scored across 280 games played. Photo Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports