Munenori Kawasaki RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Cubs sign former Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki

    Sportsnet "The Chicago Cubs have signed former Toronto Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki to a minor-league deal, reports Jon Morosi of Fox Sports. Kawasaki, who spent parts of the last three seasons with the Blue Jays, was a fan favourite in Toronto known for his colourful personality and dugout..." January 21

  • Pompey, Kawasaki among Blue Jays' call-ups

    TSN "The Toronto Blue Jays have taken advantage of Major League Baseball's expanded rosters for September and recalled five players from the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. Rookie outfielder Dalton Pompey, fan favourite infielder Munenori Kawasaki and a trio of pitchers, lefties Aaron Loup and Jeff..." September 01

  • Blue Jays option Kawasaki to make room for Pennington

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays optioned Munenori Kawasaki to triple-A Buffalo on Sunday morning to make room for newly acquired infielder Cliff Pennington. The Blue Jays received Pennington, 31, in a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday in exchange for minor-league shortstop Dawel Lugo." August 09

  • Blue Jays activate Jose Reyes, option Munenori Kawasaki

    Bluebird Banter "That was a short visit to Toronto for Munenori Kawasaki. He had just 6 PA, and had 1 single and 1 walk. but at least he got a few days worth of MLB money out of it. Jose Reyes makes it back, he last played April 27, so he missed just less than a month. When he went on the DL he was hitting..." May 25

  • Blue Jays put Devon Travis on the DL, Munenori Kawasaki called up

    Bluebird Banter "We kind of figured that this was going to happen, but the Blue Jays have put Devon Travis on the DL and have called up everyone's favorite middle infielder Munenori Kawasaki. Devon's 15 days will be back dated to May 16th, when he last played. Devon has sat out the last 6 Jays games, with what..." May 22

  • Blue Jays re-sign Munenori Kawasaki

    Hardball Talk "Toronto has re-signed Munenori Kawasaki after dropping him from the 40-man roster in October, bringing the 33-year-old utility man back on a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training. " January 16

  • Jays agree to minor league contract with Munenori Kawasaki

    Toronto Star "The Toronto Blue Jays have signed fan favourite Munenori Kawasaki to a minor league contract and have invited him to the team’s spring training camp. The popular 32-year-old infielder became a cult figure last season with his quirkiness, enthusiasm and penchant for some timely hits. There..." December 26

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    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    #BlueJays have signed Munenori Kawasaki to a Minor League contract with an invite to spring training.

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    Richard Griffin @RGriffinStar

    Roster update from #bluejays include refuse option on Kawasaki. Sources say Mune likely back to Japan for $2M and Jays were aware.

  • Jays pick up three options, decline Kawasaki’s

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have exercised the 2014 contract options on Casey Janssen, Adam Lind and Mark DeRosa while declining the option on Munenori Kawasaki, multiple sources told Thursday. Lind will earn $7 million, Janssen $4 million and DeRosa $750,000. Kawasaki would have earned..." October 31

  • Blue Jays activate Kawasaki, option Weber "The Blue Jays reinstated shortstop Munenori Kawasaki from the paternity list and optioned right-hander Thad Weber to Triple-A Buffalo on Monday. Weber will stay with Toronto however as the club will recall him as its designated 26th man for the doubleheader against the Yankees on..." August 19

  • Blue Jays recall Kawasaki, Cabrera on DL

    Toronto Star "The life of a major leaguer, the life of a legend, the life of the party, that’s Blue Jays’ infielder Munenori Kawasaki. Trying to meet any of those expectations is tough enough, but being all those things to an entire country can be an amazing roller-coaster ride. One day you’re smiling and..." June 28

  • Munenori Kawasaki exits Blue Jays ... for now

    Toronto Sun "Munenori Kawasaki plays the game with joy and class and humility, and he leaves an indelible mark on this Blue Jays team as he heads to Buffalo, optioned out to make room for the return of Jose Reyes. "The fans and the guys in here basically fell in love with this guy," Mark Buehrle said..." June 26

  • Teammates would rather not say sayonara to shortstop Munenori Kawasaki

    Toronto Star "Munenori Kawasaki’s fate with the Blue Jays could become clear Sunday or Monday, but there’s no doubt the popular Japanese shortstop has left an indelible impression on his teammates and manager. In fact, that impression may be so great, it could become permanent. “He’s a great story,” Jays..." June 23

  • Jays fans mount write-in campaign to send Kawasaki to all-star game

    Toronto Star "Blue Jays fans looking to spice up baseball’s often-dreary midsummer classic have mounted a write-in campaign to send light-hitting, but energetic shortstop Munenori Kawasaki to the all-star game. The tongue-in-cheek campaign encourages fans to “look into their hearts” instead of poring over..." June 10

  • Everybody loves Munenori Kawasaki: Jays fans launch All-Star write-in effort

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Mariners fans wailed when the team released Munenori Kawasaki after last season. They adored the bench-warming infielder’s attitude, heart and hustle on the baseball field; he was a bright light in a Seattle dugout that could, at times, be pretty dark. He was often seen dancing or doing..." May 02