Blue Jays recall Pillar

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have recalled OF KEVIN PILLAR from Buffalo of the International League (AAA) and have designated OF NOLAN REIMOLD for assignment.

PILLAR, 25, has spent most of 2014 with Buffalo ranking in the top five of many of the lnternational League's (AAA) offensive categories, including 1st in doubles (39), 3rd in batting average (.323) and extra-base hits (52) and 5th in slugging pct. (.509) and stolen bases (27). The right-handed hitter owns the longest hit streak in the IL this season, hitting in 21 straight games July 25 - August 14 (.384, 33-86). Pillar also had an 18-game hit streak, April 17-May 6, and was twice named IL Batter-of-the-Week (May 4 and August 3). The West Hills, California native has also appeared in 26 games for the Blue Jays this season batting .225 with three doubles.