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Blue Jays activate 2B Travis off DL

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays have activated rookie second baseman Devon Travis off the disabled list and put him in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Texas Rangers. Infielder Munenori Kawasaki was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo to make room for Travis, who hasn't played since leaving a May 16 game at Houston with a sore left shoulder. Travis was hurt when he was hit...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Dickey goes on bereavement list

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have placed pitcher R.A. Dickey on the bereavement list following his father's death. Harry Lee Dickey died Tuesday at 63. R.A. Dickey went 7 1/3 innings and allowed one run in Toronto's 7-1 home victory Thursday night over the New York Mets. Toronto also recalled infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo.
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Sign Coke, Recall Kawasaki and DL Tolleson

The Toronto Blue Jays tinkered with their roster Saturday after suffering a 3-2 loss at the hands of the upbeat Minnesota Twins. The Jays will look to win the rubber-match on Sunday as Drew Hutchison takes the mound opposite Ricky Nolasco. The Jays signed reliever Phil Coke to a minor league deal after the hurler was released by the Chicago Cubs. Coke will be assigned to Triple...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes back after missing a month

  The Blue Jays have activated shortstop Jose Reyes from the 15-day disabled list and optioned infielder Munenori Kawasaki to Triple-A Buffalo. Reyes has been sidelined since April 27 with a fractured left rib sustained on a check swing in the fourth game of the season. He's batting .250 with no home runs and seven RBI. Reyes went 4 for 11 with two RBI and scored twice during a...
Via AP on Fox
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays activate SS Jose Reyes

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays have activated shortstop Jose Reyes from the 15-day disabled list and optioned infielder Munenori Kawasaki to Triple-A Buffalo. Reyes has been sidelined since April 27 with a fractured left rib sustained on a check swing in the fourth game of the season. He's batting .250 with no home runs and seven RBIs. Reyes went 4 for 11 with two RBIs and scored twice...
Via AP on Fox
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays place 2B Travis on DL, promote Kawasaki

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays laced infielder Devon Travis on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of a sore left shoulder and promoted infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo. Travis hasn't played since leaving a May 16 game at Houston in the seventh inning. He was injured when he was hit by a bad hop grounder in an April 30 game at Cleveland. The injury affected his...
Via AP on Fox
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Devon Travis Gets His Shot in Toronto

For the second year in a row, the Blue Jays headed into spring training with no clear second baseman. Last year, their second base competition featured Ryan Goins, Maicer Izturis, Munenori Kawasaki, Chris Getz and Steve Tolleson. Unsurprisingly, this quintet ranked last in our preseason, second base positional power rankings with a collective projection of 0.1 WAR. Nonetheless, the Jays […]
Via Fangraphs
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Munenori Kawasaki Resigns With Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays have re-signed fan favourite Munenori Kawasaki to a minor league deal on Friday with an invitation to spring training. This is the third year in a row where the Blue Jays have signed the infielder to such a deal and they’ve generally made good use of the relationship as Kawasaki has appeared in 178 games over the past two seasons. Known for his delightfulness...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Position Eligibility for 2015 Fantasy Baseball

On Dancer! On Prancer! On–Oh, I didn’t hear you come in.  Welcome, reader! Grab some egg nog and brandy it up to the fire. You look festive.  I love that Rudolph tongue ring, though not as much as I love your Facebook photo with Santa while wearing an "I Can't Breathe" t-shirt. That's the great thing about Christmas, no matter what your interpretation is, it's all about commercialism...
Via Razzball
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays upended by Jose Reyes, Blue Jays in 10 innings

TORONTO (AP) -- Jose Reyes singled home the winning run in the 10th inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Saturday. Colby Rasmus reached on a bunt single to begin the 10th against Joel Peralta (2-4) and stole second as Munenori Kawasaki struck out for the second out. Jeff Beliveau came on to face Reyes, who grounded a single between second and third. Rasmus...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Reyes lifts Blue Jays over Rays 5-4 in 10 innings

TORONTO (AP) Jose Reyes singled home the winning run in the 10th inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Saturday. Colby Rasmus reached on a bunt single to begin the 10th against Joel Peralta (2-4) and stole second as Munenori Kawasaki struck out for the second out. Jeff Beliveau came on to face Reyes, who grounded a single between second and third. Rasmus...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays upended by Jose Reyes, Blue Jays in 10 innings

TORONTO (AP) -- Jose Reyes singled home the winning run in the 10th inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Saturday. Colby Rasmus reached on a bunt single to begin the 10th against Joel Peralta (2-4) and stole second as Munenori Kawasaki struck out for the second out. Jeff Beliveau came on to face Reyes, who grounded a single between second and third. Rasmus...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Munenori Kawasaki Eats Three Bananas Because Monkeys Never Cramp

Munenori Kawasaki eats three bananas because monkeys never cramp.
Via Gamedayr
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays beat Tigers 6-5 in 19-inning marathon

TORONTO (AP) -- Jose Bautista's single in the 19th inning drove home the winning run as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied from a 5-0 deficit to win the longest game in franchise history, beating the Detroit Tigers 6-5 on Sunday. Munenori Kawasaki singled off Rick Porcello (13-7) to begin the 19th and advanced to third when second baseman Ian Kinsler couldn't field an errant throw from...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays set franchise record, outlast Tigers in 19-inning game

  Jose Bautista's single in the 19th inning drove home the winning run as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied from a 5-0 deficit to win the longest game in franchise history, beating the Detroit Tigers 6-5 on Sunday. Munenori Kawasaki singled off Rick Porcello (13-7) to begin the 19th and advanced to third when second baseman Ian Kinsler couldn't field an errant throw from Porcello on...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays beat Tigers 6-5 in 19-inning marathon

TORONTO (AP) -- Jose Bautista's single in the 19th inning drove home the winning run as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied from a 5-0 deficit to win the longest game in franchise history, beating the Detroit Tigers 6-5 on Sunday. Munenori Kawasaki singled off Rick Porcello (13-7) to begin the 19th and advanced to third when second baseman Ian Kinsler couldn't field an errant throw from...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Royals Are Really, Really In This Thing

After 116 games, the Kansas City Royals sit at 63-53. Being ten games over .500 is no longer foreign to this franchise as they finished the 2013 season at 86-76, but this is the first time in almost exactly 11 years that the Royals are in position for a playoff spot this late in the year. Last year, the Royals were in playoff contention, but only in the sense that they were close...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Munenori Kawasaki Declares His Love For David Ortiz (Video)

Toronto Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki is quite the character. Kawasaki spent 11 seasons in Japan before coming to play in the States in 2012, and he’s been solid for the Jays this season, batting .272 in 33 games. But he has provided even more entertainment off the field. During Tuesday’s game against the Boston Red Sox, slugger David Ortiz gave Kawasaki a bear hug as...
Via NESN.com
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Monkey never cramps: Toronto Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki

Toronto Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki, "Monkey never cramps." Sage advice. Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Munenori Kawasaki: A Monkey Never Cramps.

Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki has been great for interviews since entering the league, and the one he gave on Friday was another gem. He ended up having to sit the game out because his hamstring cramped up on him. When asked about it after the game he explained how he usually avoids them (bananas) and why they work.@Ajeeth_CRZListen to it--funny, funny stuff.[theScore] Loading...
Via FatManWriting
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Munenori Kawasaki Isn’t Monkeying Around With His Cure For Cramps

Toronto Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki reveals his remedy for leg cramps and what animal never suffers from the painful ailment. You can’t script this folks and yes he is saying “Cramps”. The post Munenori Kawasaki Isn’t Monkeying Around With His Cure For Cramps appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.
Via Baseball Hot Corner
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Munenori Kawasaki Runs A Mile To Rob Mike Trout

Toronto Blue Jays quirky second baseman Munenori Kawasaki proved he is more than just a side-show flashing the leather for an unbelievable web gem. The Japanese rock-star ran a country mile to track down a dying quail off the bat of legend in the making Mike Trout. Whether English or Japanese that catch was universally of gold glove caliber. Your browser does not support iframes...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blue Jays, A's part of the most confusing review yet

Alright folks, let’s watch this play in Oakland and try to unwrap what happened. With the bases loaded and one out in the second inning, Anthony Gose hit a grounder to first baseman Nate Freiman. Freiman attempted a swipe tag on Munenori Kawasaki, going from first to second, and missed, according to first base umpire Vic Carapazza. Freiman then threw home to catcher Stephen Vogt...
Via The Outside Corner
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays and Athletics were part of the most confusing review yet

Alright folks, let’s watch this play in Oakland and try to unwrap what happened. With the bases loaded and one out in the second inning, Anthony Gose hit a grounder to first baseman Nate Freiman. Freiman attempted a swipe tag on Munenori Kawasaki, going from first to second, and missed, according to first base umpire Vic Carapazza. Freiman then threw home to catcher Stephen Vogt...
Via Bloguin Best
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays option Delabar to Triple-A, recall Kawasaki

The Toronto Blue Jays have optioned right-handed relief pitcher and 2013 All-Star Steve Delabar to Triple-A Buffalo.  The cause of the move was mostly due to the fact that the club wanted to call up infielder Munenori Kawasaki without losing Adam Lind or Brett Cecil to the disabled list. Delabar’s poor performance this season was also part of the reasoning for the move, as his...
Via Sports-Glory
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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