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Munenori Kawasaki | Second Baseman | #66

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/3/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 175
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / SEA
Contract: view contract details
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Cubs signed INF Munenori Kawasaki to a minor league contract.
Kawasaki was a big fan favorite during his time in Toronto, but the 34-year-old owns a rough .234/.314/.284 batting line in 712 major league plate appearances. He will function as organizational infield depth for a Cubs team that is loaded with much better talent. Jan 21 - 12:21 AM

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

Kawasaki has bounced back and forth from the majors to the minors a few times this season while batting 3-for-18 (.167) over 14 games with the Blue Jays. The fan favorite will serve as a backup infielder for the final month of the regular season.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 12:18:00 PM

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

He's clearing out for the arrival of new acquisition Cliff Pennington. Kawasaki has been up and down with the Blue Jays on four occasions this season.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 10:30:00 AM

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

The 34-year-old infielder and fan favorite is hitting just .200/.294/.333 in 15 at-bats with the Blue Jays this season. He'll provide infield depth and flexibility while Devon Travis is on the disabled list.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 10:11:00 AM

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

Kawasaki has gone back-and-forth from Triple-A to the majors this season, picking up three hits in 15 at-bats with the big club. He'll be back again at some point.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 03:04:00 PM

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

He could just be up for a few days while R.A. Dickey is on the bereavement list. Kawasaki has hit .273/.385/.455 over eight games in the majors this season.
Source: Sportsnet
Fri, Jun 19, 2015 10:30:00 AM

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

The utility infielder has hit .273/.385/.455 over eight games in the majors this season. The Jays are adding another arm to their bullpen in Scott Copeland.
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 09:40:00 PM

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

A roster spot opened up when Steve Tolleson was placed on the disabled list with a groin injury. A light hitter, Kawasaki has managed just a .234 batting average in 589 major league at-bats. The versatile 33-year-old has started games at shortstop, second base and third.
Sat, May 30, 2015 10:22:00 PM

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

Kawasaki was in the majors for less than a week. His roster spot will be filled by shortstop Jose Reyes, who was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding move.
Mon, May 25, 2015 01:58:00 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of INF Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo.

The 33-year-old infielder will provide infield depth while Devon Travis is on the shelf with a shoulder injury. Through 22 games at Triple-A Buffalo, Kawasaki was hitting .232/.354/.290 with two RBI and four stolen bases.
Thu, May 21, 2015 11:43:00 PM

Blue Jays reassigned INF Munenori Kawasaki to minor league camp.

Kawasaki hit well this spring, but he was on the outside looking in for a spot on the Blue Jays' bench. The 33-year-old will function as organizational infield depth.
Tue, Mar 31, 2015 04:36:00 PM

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

Kawasaki hit .258/.327/.296 in 82 games with the Blue Jays last season. He'll again serve as infield depth.
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 03:44:00 PM

Blue Jays sent INF Munenori Kawasaki outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

The move gives the Jays a spot on the 40-man roster. Kawasaki hit .258/.327/.296 in 82 games with the Blue Jays this season.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 08:05:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 09:59:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 04:00:00 PM