Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:34:49 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays have activated SS Jose Reyes (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list. The team also optioned SS Munenori Kawasaki to the minor leagues.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:52:54 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays activated SP J.A. Happ (back) from the 15-day disabled list Monday, April 14, and put 2B Maicer Izturis (knee) on the DL with a sprained left knee. Also, SS Munenori Kawasaki was recalled from the minors.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:32:18 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons used the word "official" this time, tabbing 2B Ryan Goins as the starting second baseman Monday, March 24. The team announced INF Munenori Kawasaki, whom Goins beat for the job, will begin the year at Triple-A Buffalo.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:59:04 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes (hamstring) is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam Monday, March 24, on his tight left hamstring. He was initially listed as day-to-day, but the tightness in his leg hasn't gone away. Reyes went on the disabled list twice in 2011 for a similar hamstring injury. If Reyes needs to go on the DL to start the year, the team will likely choose from INFs Chris Getz, Jonathan Diaz or Munenori Kawasaki in a backup role at shortstop behind 2B Ryan Goins, who would move over from second base.
Fantasy Tip: Have a backup plan at SS in place if you own Reyes. It's disturbing that Reyes is already dealing with leg issues, but we'll have to wait to hear the extent of his injury. Check back for more news.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:19:39 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays P Michael Broadway, INF Jonathan Diaz, 1B Jared Goedert, 1B Dan Johnson, SS Munenori Kawasaki, 3B Andy LaRoche, C Mike Nickeas, SP Tomo Ohka, RP Juan Perez, INF Steven Tolleson and P Marcus Walden make up the team's non-roster spring training invitees.
Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:08:50 -0800
The Toronto Blue Jays re-signed SS Munenori Kawasaki to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Tuesday, Dec. 24.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:46:49 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays exercised the 2014 options on 1B Adam Lind and INF/OF Mark DeRosa Thursday, Oct. 31, and declined the option on SS Munenori Kawasaki, according to multiple sources. Lind will make $7 million and DeRosa will earn $750,000 next season. Kawasaki could be re-signed to a minor league deal.
Sat, 28 Sep 2013 12:53:37 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Adam Lind (back) left the game against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, Sept. 28, because of back pain. He was replaced by INF Munenori Kawasaki.
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 08:57:18 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays placed 2B Maicer Izturis (ankle) on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle Thursday, Aug. 22, and recalled INF Ryan Goins from the minors in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Munenori Kawasaki will likely take over the main duties at the keystone with Izturis on the infirmary. Acquire Kawasaki only if you're extremely desperate for a middle infielder in an AL-only setup.
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:50:10 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes was ejected in the second inning Wednesday, Aug. 21, against the New York Yankees for arguing a called third strike. OF Mark DeRosa came on to play second, and SS Munenori Kawasaki moved from second base to shortstop.