Munenori Kawasaki 2B/3B TOR 2 hours 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 3 days 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 4 days 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 2 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 4 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 8 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 9 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 10 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 11 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.