Munenori Kawasaki 2B/3B TOR 1 week ago

Kawasaki was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

Kawasaki has 15 at-bats in 12 appearances this season, as he's often just used as a late-inning defensive replacement. He's known for his personality, defense and versatility, but he offers zero offensive upside, even at the Triple-A level.

Munenori Kawasaki 2B/3B TOR 2 weeks ago

Kawasaki is getting called up from Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, Sportsnet reports.

With R.A. Dickey placed on the bereavement list, the Blue Jays temporarily have an extra spot on the 25-man roster. Kawasaki will help with infield depth but doesn't figure to get more than a start or two.

Munenori Kawasaki 2B/3B TOR 4 weeks ago

Kawasaki was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, the Toronto Star's Brendan Kennedy reports.

The Blue Jays are calling up Scott Copeland to make a spot start, so Kawasaki was sent down to clear a spot on the 25-man roster. Kawasaki could be recalled following Copeland's start, but he does not see enough playing time, nor does he have the requisite offensive ability to be useful in most formats.

Munenori Kawasaki 2B/3B TOR 4 weeks ago

Kawasaki will get the start at second base and bat ninth Monday against the Marlins.

After coming through with a clutch, ninth-inning double Sunday to spark the Blue Jays' rally, Kawasaki is rewarded with his third start of the season. Hitting just 2-for-8 on the season, Kawasaki is something of an unknown at the plate this season, with far too small a sample size from which to draw conclusions. With Ryan Goins struggling at the plate, a couple of strong appearances from Kawasaki could give him the full-time role until Devon Travis returns.

Munenori Kawasaki 2B/3B TOR 1 month ago

Kawasaki was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday, John Lott of the National Post reports.

Kawasaki will replace the injured Steve Tolleson (groin) on the Blue Jays' 25-man roster for the time being. His spot likely remains tentative, however, as his .221/.330/.279 batting line over 27 games in Triple-A doesn't put him in a favorable position to maintain a roster spot upon the return of either Tolleson or Devon Travis.

Munenori Kawasaki 2B/3B TOR 1 month ago

Kawasaki was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Monday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

With Jose Reyes coming off the DL on Monday, Kawasaki was sent back to Buffalo to clear a spot on the 25-man roster. Kawasaki appeared in three contests for the Blue Jays, going 1-for-5 at the plate with a walk and a strikeout. The shortstop is hitting .222/.349/278 with two RBI in 72 Triple-A at-bats this season.

Munenori Kawasaki 2B/3B TOR 1 month ago

Kawasaki will bat ninth in the lineup Friday against Seattle.

Kawasaki was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday after the Blue Jays placed Devon Travis (shoulder) on the disabled list. He'll take over at second base and bat ninth in the lineup as the Blue Jays face off against Felix Hernandez and the Mariners.

Munenori Kawasaki 2B/3B TOR 1 month ago

Kawasaki has been recalled from Triple-A Buffalo, John Lott of the National Post reports.

Kawasaki was sent down to minor league camp shortly before the regular season got underway, but has been recalled after Toronto placed Devon Travis (shoulder) on the DL. The light hitting Kawasaki is batting .232 with two RBI in 69 at-bats at Buffalo this season.

Munenori Kawasaki 2B/3B TOR 3 months 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 6 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.