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  1. Blue Jays Position ProjectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 17 | Jays Journal

    Sep 28, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Munenori Kawasaki signs autographs before a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre. The Baltimore Orioles won 1-0.

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  2. Jays avoid arbitration with Estrada, SaundersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | Vallejo Times-Herald

    ... right-hander Bill Risley in 1997. In addition, Toronto agreed to a minor league contract with infielder Munenori Kawasaki, who was sent outright to the minors off the 40-man roster after the season. Kawasaki appeared in 64 games at second last ...

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  3. Arbitration looms for Jays' Donaldson, ValenciaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | The Globe and Mail

    ... er Marco Estrada ($3.9-million). In other news, the Blue Jays announced they have signed popular infielder Munenori Kawasaki to a minor-league contract with an invite to major-league spring training.

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  4. Blue Jays sign Munenori Kawasaki to a minor league deal and invite...Read the original story

    Friday Jan 16 | Bluebird Banter

    Missing out on signing Takashi Toritani , who decided to remain in Japan, the Blue Jays signed the next best Japanese middle infielder available in Munenori Kawasaki according to a Bisons media release. Like the previous two seasons, Kawasaki signed a minor league deal with an invitation to major league camp in spring training.

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  5. Toronto Blue Jays re-sign Munenori KawasakiRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | Jays Journal

    Sep 28, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Munenori Kawasaki fields a ball during the seventh inning in a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre. The Baltimore Orioles won 1-0.

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  6. Blue Jays agree to contract terms with Estrada and Saunders to avoid arbitrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | Brandon Sun

    The Toronto Blue Jays avoided arbitration with pitcher Marco Estrada and Canadian outfielder Michael Saunders on Friday by agreeing to terms on one-year contracts. Also Friday, the Blue Jays signed infielder Munenori Kawasaki to a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training and outrighted right-hander Cory Burns to triple-A Buffalo.

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  7. Blue Jays re-sign Kawasaki to Minor League dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | Toronto Blue Jays

    The Blue Jays re-signed infielder Munenori Kawasaki to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training on Friday afternoon. Kawasaki likely will begin the year at Triple-A Buffalo, but he'll also have an opportunity to compete for a job at second base.

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  8. Toritani may have thrived in majorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 10 | The Japan Times

    ... flamed out quickly, and on an epic level, and Hiroyuki Nakajima never dug his way out of the minors. Munenori Kawasaki was the only one to stick, but only by playing all over the place, spending at least part of 102 games at shortstop, 92 at second ...

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  9. Munenori Kawasaki close to Minors Deal with Blue Jays?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 10 | Jays Journal

    Aug 10, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Munenori Kawasaki pretends to play a guitar before a game against the Detroit Tigers at Rogers Centre. The Toronto Blue Jays won 6-5.

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  10. Tuesday Bantering: One-linersRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 6 | Bluebird Banter

    ... baseman. If the over/under is 5.5 which would you bet? Lets have a poll? Going along with the last line, Munenori Kawasaki played the most innings at second, who gets the most innings this year? Why is it that my favorite teams always have trouble ...

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  11. Examining expectations for Will MiddlebrooksRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 2 | Call to the Pen

    Aug 25, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks throws out Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Munenori Kawasaki in the ninth inning at Rogers Centre. Boston defeated Toronto 4-3 in 10 innings.

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  12. Hey Blue JaysRemember Maicer Izturis?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | Jays Journal

    ... the lack of a second baseman. Will it be Ryan Goins or Asdrubal Cabrera? Will it be Devon Travis or even Munenori Kawasaki? Takashi Toritani or Danny Valencia? Maybe they should trade or sign or snuggle up to a second baseman from out of province. ...

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  13. Munenori Kawasaki second in "close and late" situationsRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2014 | Bluebird Banter

    According to ESPN blogger David Schoenfield , Blue Jays utility guy Munenori Kawasaki finished second in baseball for hitting in "close and late" situations, averaging .346, just three percentage points behind the Red Sox's BROCK HOLT. "Close and late" situations are defined as when the game is in the seventh inning or later, and the team at bat is ahead by one, tied, or has the potential tying run on base, at bat, or on deck.

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  14. Monday Blue Jays rumors: Takashi ToritaniRead the original story

    Dec 15, 2014 | Bluebird Banter

    ... that Toritani chooses the Jays. There are questions as to whether Toritani would be any better than Munenori Kawasaki. Kawasaki hit .294/.345/.378 in 11 seasons in the NPPL, while Toritani hit .285/.372/.412 in 11 seasons. And Munenori was 31 when ...

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  15. Toronto Blue Jays Interested in Japanese SS Takashi ToritaniRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | Jays Journal

    ... forced to learn an entire league of new pitchers. To compare to a known commodity with Blue Jays fans, Munenori Kawasaki posted a career slash line of .294 / .345 / .378 in over nine seasons in Nippon Professional Baseball. Toritani shows a better ...

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  16. Saturday news roundup: Mariners talking to Melky Cabrera, looking at Alex RiosRead the original story

    Dec 6, 2014 | Lookout Landing

    ... did. In addition, he developed knee tendinitis during the 2013 season (which gave the Jays more Munenori Kawasaki , so you decide who really lost here), and only played in 88 games before getting surgery to make a comeback in 2014. And then, ...

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  17. Can't blame Rogers turf for all of Lawrie's injuriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | The London Free Press

    ... and sit down. We're trying to win a game." Anthony Gose walks, DeRosa knocks in a run with a grounder and Munenori Kawasaki hits a walk-off double. In his first game back Lawrie singles to right, jams on the breaks, retreats to first and winds up ...

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  18. Would you like the Jays to pick up Sean Rodriguez?Read the original story

    Nov 26, 2014 | Bluebird Banter

    ... times too, just like Johnny Mac was for us, just no emergency presented itself). On a team that has used Munenori Kawasaki in the utility role, the last couple of seasons, there Sean would be an upgrade. On the downside, I'm doubtful he will fall to ...

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  19. Should the Blue Jays hang on to Dioner Navarro?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2014 | Call to the Pen

    Sep 24, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Munenori Kawasaki reacts with catcher Dioner Navarro after catching the Seattle Mariners Dustin Ackley during the first inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports Earlier in week the Toronto Blue Jays signed catcher Russell Martin to a five year contract worth $82 million.

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  20. 2015 Blue Jays Shortstop SituationRead the original story

    Nov 22, 2014 | Bluebird Banter

    ... of shortstop prospects in the lower minors but none will be a major league factor next year. My customary Munenori Kawasaki plug: He could be brought back for the infield back up position. It doesn't seem likely though. I can't see AA offering him a ...

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