Pillar agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract with New York on Monday, Andy Martino of SNY.tv reports. The two sides were said to be in serious talks earlier in the evening, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network, and an agreement has since been reached. Pillar will provide the Mets with outfield depth and figures to also see plenty of starting opportunities. He has the flexibility to play all three outfield positions, though he's played primarily in center and right field throughout his big-league career. At the very least, the right-handed hitter will be in the lineup against almost all southpaws, and his defense should earn him some starts against righties as well.
Pillar went 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI and a run scored in Friday's 11-5 loss to the Diamondbacks. Pillar went hitless in the first game of Friday's twin bill against Arizona, but he bounced back quickly and posted a three-hit performance during the nightcap -- it was the eighth time he accomplished that feat in Colorado's last 13 games. The center fielder is hitting a robust .412 with a 1.013 OPS during that stretch.
Pillar went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run, an RBI and two stolen bases Tuesday in the Rockies' 5-2 loss to the Giants. After slashing .387/.406/.452 in nine games during the Rockies' recent homestand, Pillar has continued to remain hot at the dish during the team's season-ending road trip. He's produced four hits through the first two games of the series in San Francisco, and the two steals were especially useful for fantasy managers trying to make up ground in that category. As one of the hotter hitters in the Colorado lineup, Pillar should continue to play regularly over the final week of the season as the Rockies chase down a long-shot playoff bid.
Pillar went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Monday's 7-2 win over the Giants. Pillar hit his second homer for the Rockies in the third inning, giving them a 3-0 lead at the time. He's been excellent in his last eight games, going 13-for-31 (.419) with three RBI and six runs scored in that span. The outfielder has six homers, 22 RBI, 31 runs scored and three stolen bases in 48 games between the Rockies and the Red Sox in 2020.
Pillar went 2-for-3 with a double Saturday in the Rockies' 6-1 loss to the Dodgers. Pillar has seized an everyday day role since joining the Rockies at the trade deadline Aug. 31. Through 16 games with the club, Pillar is batting .293, with his average climbing of late on the back of three multi-hit games in a row. He'll look to extend that streak in the series finale Sunday, when he'll bat second while serving as Colorado's designated hitter.