Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 4/16/13
The Toronto Blue Jays signed infielder Munenori Kawasaki on the 02nd of March during spring training without any fan fare or media attention. Kawasaki had played 61 games for the Seattle Mariners batting under the Mendoza line after a successful career in the Japan Pacific League where he won two Gold Glove awards. Kawasaki was assigned to Triple A without much thought as minor league depth in the event of an injury. Well low and behold the Blue Jays were looking for a shortstop after Jose Reyes suffered a badly sprained ankle sliding into second base. Kawasaki was promoted and seemed at the the time would fill the void until General Manager Alex Anthopoulos could wheel and deal a viable replacement. After three games it is safe to say that Kawasaki has impressed and may be winning the hearts of the Blue Jays faithful with his exuberance and style of play. Kawasaki has been a factor in all three games, bunting then stealing a base, hitting a sacrifice fly and cruising to a triple al...
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