January 25, 2016 7:58 am
Updated: January 25, 2016 11:05 am

Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar professes love for Toronto on Instagram

Kevin Pillar #11 of the Toronto Blue Jays makes a diving catch on a ball hit by Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning in game five of the American League Division Series at Rogers Centre on October 14, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)


Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar excites fans with his defensive wizardry on the field but it’s the city’s magic off the baseball diamond that has the 27-year-old under a love spell.

A note posted on his official Instagram account on Sunday revealed Pillar’s deep attraction to Canada’s most populous city.

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“My last 24 hours in toronto [sic] has even furthered my feelings towards the city,” he wrote. “I could always feel the love from the fans and blue jay nation but the people, fan or not is what deepened my love for Toronto.”

“I just had the most incredible experience meeting and working with new people and thought I would share my feeling for what just happened today!”

Pillar didn’t explain what that “incredible experience” was but it definitely left a huge mark on the baseball star.

“Thanks for allowing me to give my entire heart to you and your city cause you certainly have given me yours!!”

thank you 👏🏽

A photo posted by Kevin Pillar (@kpillar11) on

Pillar was among a contingent of Blue Jays players taking part in the team’s three-city winter tour which wrapped up this weekend in Ottawa.

Baseball fans though don’t have to wait long before the boys of summer return to the field.

Blue Jays pitchers and catchers report to spring training in Dunedin, Fla. on Feb. 22 with the full squad showing up on Feb. 26.

The Jays play their first spring training game against the Philadelphia Phillies on March 1.

VIDEO: An incredible 7th inning catch by Blue Jays left fielder Kevin Pillar against Tampa last season set Twitter on fire.

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