Blue Jays trade another veteran player

The Toronto Blue Jays have traded centre-fielder Kevin Pillar to the San Francisco Giants for right-handed pitchers Juan De Paula and Derek Law and infielder Alen Hanson.

The 30-year-old Pillar, the longest-tenured Blue Jay with six-plus seasons of service, was rumoured to be on the trading block all offseason.  

A defensive stalwart, Pillar has been a Gold Glove finalist three times in his career and became a household name with his highlight-reel catches while patrolling the outfield.

Pillar hit .260 with 156 doubles, 55 home runs, and 231 RBIs across 695 career games with the Blue Jays.

De Paula is a 21-year-old pitching prospect from the Dominican Republic and had a 1.72 earned-run average with 55 strikeouts and 27 walks over 52.1 innings of work with class-A Staten Island and Augusta last year. 

Law, 28, had a 7.43 ERA over 13.1 innings for the Giants last season with 12 strikeouts and eight walks.

Hanson, a 26-year-old switch hitter, hit .252 with 17 doubles, five triples, and eight home runs over 110 games with San Francisco in 2018.