Blue Jays recall Anthony Alford from triple-A after Pillar trade

Kevin Pillar gives his take on what the future holds for his now former Blue Jays teammates, and even opens the door for a return to the club somewhere down the road.

The Toronto Blue Jays are recalling outfield prospect Anthony Alford from triple-A Buffalo to replace the recently traded Kevin Pillar.

Alford, a 24-year-old centre-fielder, appeared in 13 games for the Blue Jays in 2018, collecting three hits in 19 at-bats with one RBI.

Toronto originally selected him in the third round of the 2012 MLB draft.

He joins Randal Grichuk, Billy McKinney and Teoscar Hernández in the Jays outfield.

Pillar was traded to the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday for infielder Alen Hanson and right-handed pitchers Juan De Paula and Derek Law.

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