Pillar (shoulder) will get surgery Tuesday, which essentially ends his season, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. While Pillar is eligible to come off the 60-day injured list later this summer, the surgery likely means we won't see him until 2023. Pillar went 1-for-12 with zero home runs and zero steals in four games for the Dodgers.
Pillar (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday. This will rule him out for the rest of June and all of July. Pillar is out with a left shoulder fracture and is without a timetable to return. Eddy Alvarez took Pillar's spot on the 40-man roster.
Pillar was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder fracture Thursday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. Pillar was removed from Wednesday's loss to the Pirates due to a shoulder injury, and he underwent scans Thursday that revealed a fracture. It's not yet clear how much time the outfielder will be forced to miss, but manager Dave Roberts said surgery is a possibility, according to Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times. Cody Bellinger (hip) is back in the lineup for the Dodgers on Thursday, while Zach McKinstry was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to provide additional depth for the major-league club.
Pillar exited Wednesday's loss to the Pirates after his left shoulder briefly popped out, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports. Pillar went 1-for-1 with a double, a walk and a run before leaving the contest after the fifth inning. The severity of the injury remains unclear, and the veteran outfielder will be further evaluated Thursday. He's made four starts since having his contract selected by the Dodgers over the weekend, but Cody Bellinger (hip) is expected to rejoin the lineup Thursday versus the Mets, so Pillar was likely headed for a reduced role regardless of his injury.
Pillar's contract was selected by the Dodgers on Saturday. Pillar has carved out a career by combining a below-average but passable bat with strong outfield defense, but he's fallen off a bit on the defensive side in his early thirties, which explains why he failed to win a roster spot in spring training. On a contender, he fits best as a bench player at this point in his career. That's presumably the role he'll fill during his time on the roster, though he could earn starts against lefties. Max Muncy (elbow) hit the injured list in a corresponding move, so Pillar's presence could help the Dodgers use utility players Gavin Lux and Chris Taylor in the infield more often.