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66 Munenori Kawasaki SS

Toronto Blue Jays

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
0%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
120.250110
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014TOR31213011300.308.333.250

Player Updates

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Blue Jays make changes to roster
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Blue Jays made a few roster moves as expected Tuesday.

The team selected the contract of infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo after placing infielder Maicer Izturis (knee) on the 15-day disabled list. Izturis is expected to miss 4-6 recovering from a torn LCL in his knee.

To make room for Kawasaki on the 40-man roster, pitcher Marcus Walden was designated for assignment. Pitcher Jeremy Jeffress also cleared waivers and was outrighted to Buffalo.

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Blue Jays make a change to roster
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Blue Jays announced after Sunday's game against the Orioles that catcher Erik Kratz was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo. To take his roster spot, infielder Munenori Kawasaki will be recalled from the minors before Tuesday's game against the Twins.

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Munenori Kawasaki will not make Blue Jays roster
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Monday infielder Munenori Kawasaki will not make the opening day roster, per MLB.com. Kawasaki is batting .222 (4 for 18) through 20 spring games.

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Munenori Kawasaki singles twice Friday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki singled in both his at-bats as he drew the start in Friday's 4-2 win over the Pirates. Manager John Gibbons praised the shortstop after the game.

"I said this all last year, when he's on the field, good things usually happen," Gibbons told MLB.com. "When he's at-bat, he gives you a good at-bat, fundamentally, he's a sound defensive player. On the bases, he's got real good instincts. Just a good all-around player."

Kawasaki will provide depth at both middle infield positions for the Blue Jays after hitting .229/.326/.308 in 240 at-bats last season.

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Munenori Kawasaki works in left field during intrasquad game
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Blue Jays infieler Munenori Kawasaki played left field during Tuesday's intrasquad game as the team attempts to increase his verstaility with the hope of using him as a superutility player, MLB.com reports.

"We're going to play him a little bit in the outfield," manager John Gibbons said. "If he can do it, it just makes his opportunities better on the team. He's a good athlete, he can play out there. You'll see him out there a bit. How often? I'm not sure."

Kawasaki didn't receive any defensive chances in left field during the game, but he should get the opportunity to show his outfield chops before long.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Shortstops 42 7.98
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs RHP1010 .100 .200 .100
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
4/15@MIN5120000
4/17@MIN4000000
4/18@CLE3010110
Two Week Schedule
APRIL /MAY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
20
@Cle
L4-6
21
22
Balt
W9-3
23
Balt
L8-10
24
Balt
7:07 pm
Tickets
25
Bos
7:07 pm
Tickets
26
Bos
1:07 pm
Tickets
27
Bos
1:07 pm
Tickets
28
29
@KC
8:10 pm
Tickets
30
@KC
8:10 pm
Tickets
1
@KC
8:10 pm
Tickets
2
@Pitt
7:05 pm
Tickets
3
@Pitt
7:05 pm
Tickets
Fantasy Points by Week
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012SEA6110413200781822 .257 .202 .192
2013TOR962402755124324171 .326 .308 .229
2014TOR31213011300 .308 .333 .250
Total 1603564178132416293 .306 .278 .219
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2012SEA2B10419613031.000
2012SEA3B1000000 ---
2012SEASS382511550650131.000
2013TOR2B181672264516 .986
2013TORSS605122079136539 .977
2014TOR2B33112812 .909
Total  12899437163267763 .984
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2012SEA102102102
2013TOR6574310405
2014TOR10401000
Total 8599313507
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013AAA-Buffalo Bisons25609150003141230 .400 .250 .250
Total 25609150003141230 .345 .250 .250
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/175
Birthdate:
6/3/1981
Age:
32
Hometown:
Kagoshima, Japan
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Toronto Blue Jays
College:

MLB Experience:
3

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