Munenori Kawasaki 2B/3B TOR 3 weeks ago

Kawasaki was optioned to minor-league camp Tuesday, John Lott of the National Post reports.

Kawasaki has found a comfortable role with the Blue Jays the past two seasons, going back and forth between Triple-A Buffalo and the big-league club. The Jays once again have shaky depth in the middle infield and an unproven starter at second base, so it wouldn't be surprising to see a repeat in 2015.

Munenori Kawasaki 2B/3B TOR 3 months ago

Kawasaki and the Blue Jays have agreed to a minor league deal with a spring training invite, John Lott of the National Post reports.

Kawasaki has carved out his niche as decent-average hitter who only hits singles. The utility infielder will likely start 2015 at Triple-A and wait for a Blue Jays infielder to go down with an injury.

Munenori Kawasaki 2B/3B TOR 7 months ago

Kawasaki was outrighted off the 40-man roster by the Blue Jays to Triple-A Buffalo, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

Kawasaki was a regular starter for the Blue Jays after the All-Star break, and had a .258 average on the year in 82 games. He could elect for free agency along with Dan Johnson and George Kottaras, who were also outrighted by Toronto.

Munenori Kawasaki 2B/3B TOR 8 months ago

Kawasaki is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rays, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

Kawasaki has been holding down regular duty at either second or third base mostly since the All-Star break, but aside from a .271 average on the season, he's been mostly a non-entity in the fantasy game. He could share duties at either position with Steve Tolleson, Ryan Goins and Danny Valencia the rest of the way, with the Blue Jays likely content to ride the hot bats.

Munenori Kawasaki 2B/3B TOR 9 months ago

Munenori Kawasaki was forced to leave Friday's game against the Rays in the seventh inning due to tightness in his right hamstring.

Kawasaki is considered day-to-day and should return to the Blue Jays lineup at some point over the weekend. He was 1-for-4 with an RBI before departing.

Munenori Kawasaki 2B/3B TOR 10 months ago

Blue Jays recalled INF Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo.

In a surprise move, the Blue Jays optioned Steve Delabar to make room for him on the active roster. Kawasaki will function as a backup infielder for Toronto and isn't relevant in fantasy leagues.

Munenori Kawasaki 2B/3B TOR 1 year ago

Blue Jays optioned INF Munenori Kawasaki to Triple-A Buffalo.

The 32-year-old appeared in just two games during his brief stint with the Blue Jays, going 2-for-9 (.222) with a double and two strikeouts. He'll continue to function as organizational depth.

Munenori Kawasaki 2B/3B TOR 1 year ago

Blue Jays recalled INF Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo.

With Maicer Izturis hitting the disabled list on Sunday, Kawasaki will provide much needed depth in the middle infield. He can safely be ignored for fantasy purposes.

Munenori Kawasaki 2B/3B TOR 1 year ago

Munenori Kawasaki went 2-for-2 with a walk and a steal as the Blue Jays beat the Pirates 4-2 on Friday.

Early indications were that the 32-year-old Kawasaki would return to Japan over the winter, but he's back with the Jays on a minor league deal and trying to put himself into the mix at second base. Ryan Goins and Maicer Izturis are ahead of him right now.

Munenori Kawasaki 2B/3B TOR 1 year ago

Blue Jays signed INF Munenori Kawasaki to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

There was a report in November that Kawasaki was expected to accept a $2 million contract to return to Japan, but the deal never came together. A fan and clubhouse favorite, the 32-year-old hit .229/.326/.308 with one home run, 24 RBI and seven stolen bases over 289 plate appearances this past season. He'll compete for a backup infielder job in the spring.