MUNENORI KAWASAKI NEWS

There’s a New Smile in Town – Cubs sign Munenori Kawasaki

All you fans out in Wrigley bemoaning the departure of Jonathan Herrera to the Colorado Rockies can rest easy. He won’t be out there rubbing his hands on his batting helmet this year, but there’s a new smile in town. Munenori Kawasaki, Muni to his fans, has signed a minor league deal. It would be no […]
Via Baseball Essential
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Sign Kawasaki to Minor League Deal

Jon Paul Morosi at Fox Sports reports that the Cubs have signed veteran utility infielder Munenori Kawasaki to a 2016 minor league contract, and Paul Sullivan at the Chicago Tribune reports that Kawasaki will receive an NRI to Spring Training with the big club. Tags:  Cubs Roster Moves Munenori Kawasaki
Via Cub Reporter
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs clubhouse has seen plenty of wildlife, now features party animal

Just when you thought the Chicago Cubs' clubhouse couldn't get any wilder (remember the petting zoo last season?), here comes Munenori Kawasaki.FOX Sports Insider Jon Paul Morosi reported Wednesday that the team has agreed to a minor-league deal with the free-agent infielder.The 34-year-old Kawasaki hit just .214/.313/.286 with two RBI in 23 games with the Toronto Blue Jays last...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Position Eligibility for 2016 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.  That's the great thing about Christmas, no matter what your interpretation is, it's all about commercialism.  That's unless you light the Munenori Kawasaki. The 2016 fantasy baseball rankings...
Via Razzball
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

ALCS Blue Jays to watch

Batting Stance Guy breaks down 3 Toronto Blue Jays hitters that make this ALCS more fun. BattingStanceGuy.com Related Posts Jose Bautista’s Gm5 HR Bat Flip Batting Stance Guy on Munenori Kawasaki Brett Lawrie Is More Intense Than You
Via Batting Stance Guy
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Munenori Kawasaki gave a postgame interview for the ages after Jays win

You know what was more thrilling than Jose Bautista's seventh-inning, three-run home run that snapped a 3-3 tie between Toronto and Texas on Wednesday? Munenori Kawasaki's postgame interview. The Blue Jays' infielder opened things up by saying he was going to avoid a hangover and things took off from there. The highlight was Kawasaki breaking down his team's philosophy for the deciding...
Via Fox Sports
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista’s Gm5 HR Bat Flip

Maybe the 2nd greatest homer ever hit in Canada. Prepare for Batting Stance Guy’s look at Jose Bautista’s world class HR & bat flip. Related Posts Brett Lawrie Is More Intense Than You Batting Stance Guy on Munenori Kawasaki Felix Perfecto, Chipper Bobblehead & Encarnacion Bat Flip
Via Batting Stance Guy
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Kawasaki gives incredible interview after ALDS clinch

In one of the craziest, most up-and-down playoff games of all time, the Toronto Blue Jays clinched the ALDS over the Texas Rangers in Game 5 at home.After the game, legendary interviewee Munenori Kawasaki joined Sportsnet to tell the world that the Blue Jays "ain't never scared."He also said that the Jays are going to keep the celebrations light tonight, but they're hoping for two...
Via Fox Sports
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kawasaki gives great postgame interview

Toronto Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki gave an interview for the ages roughly two weeks ago after his team clinched its first division title since 1993 to earn a trip to the playoffs. Kawasaki told a reporter he was too drunk to answer questions in English and preferred Japanese instead. It’s hard to top that interview, but he gave his best effort while drenched in champagne...
Via The Sports Daily
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Friday On The Rox: October Baseball

  “Friday On The Rox” is BSN Denver’s weekly highlights from baseball, and other stuff! It’s our favorite links, articles, gifs, Vines, stories, pictures, tweets, or really anything that we like that we saw in the world from the week. Of course, we’ll make it Rockies-centric. It’s October 9th and the LDS is now fully underway for both leagues. The Houston Astros and...
Via BSN Denver
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

The most entertaining player for all 10 MLB playoffs teams

If the 2014 MLB postseason is any indication, the games themselves will be action-packed and drama-filled enough this year without the theater provided by quirky baseball players. After all, the Royals are back in it.Of course, baseball players are pretty integral to baseball games, so we'll get to watch lots of characters as the teams fight for the World Series title. And by the...
Via Fox Sports
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

No Blue Jays party harder than Munenori Kawasaki after clinch

The Toronto Blue Jays waited a long time to celebrate another postseason berth --€“ 22 years, to be exact --€“ and their celebration was predictably lively on Thursday when they clinched the AL East title. Among the most entertaining Jays during the clubhouse debauchery was infielder Munenori Kawasaki. First, the always outgoing Kawasaki danced. After a few (or more) adult beverages...
Via Fox Sports
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Munenori Kawasaki, Blue Jays Got Real Drunk After Winning AL East (Videos)

The Toronto Blue Jays won their first American League East division title since 1993 on Wednesday, and boy did they make up for lost time when it came to the celebration. The Blue Jays steamrolled the Baltimore Orioles 15-2 at Camden Yards in Baltimore, which may or may not have let them start the celebration just a little bit early. Once the final out was recorded, things got real...
Via NESN.com
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Munenori Kawasaki too drunk for English questions

It has been a magical year for the Toronto Blue Jays. The team clinched its first division title since 1993 and is peaking at the right time heading into the postseason. The Jays demolished the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday 15-2 and won the AL East title. With a record of 92-66, the team has a great chance to have home-field advantage leading up to the World Series. Players and...
Via The Sports Daily
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Kawasaki struggles to smoke celebratory cigar (VIDEO)

Ahh the excitement of the postseason. The anticipation. The clinch. The celebration. The celebration cigars. All of it is great. Unless you're Munenori Kawasaki of the Toronto Blue Jays. The Jays celebrated their first postseason berth since 1993 in an almost low-key style. No champagne showers. No tarped lockers. Just t-shirts and cigars. Apparently, Kawasaki wanted in on the action...
Via Fox Sports
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Kawasaki uses 'Michael' as alias at Starbucks - as in Jordan

Remember way back in 2013 when Derek Jeter was in the news for using "Philip" as an alias at Starbucks?It seems as though Toronto Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki is taking his lead on that, calling himself "Michael." As in Michael Jordan.Just another reason why Muni is your favorite baseball player.
Via Fox Sports
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays recall Kawasaki, option Tepera, cut 2 others

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays made a flurry of roster moves Saturday after a busy week of trade deadline activity. Toronto added right-hander Mark Lowe and outfielder Ben Revere, acquired Friday from Seattle and Philadelphia, and recalled infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo. Right-hander Ryan Tepera was optioned to Triple-A, while infielder Danny Valencia and outfielder...
Via AP on Fox
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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
June 26, 2015  |  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
June 19, 2015  |  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
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