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Blue Jays call up infielder Kawasaki

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Infielder Munenori Kawasaki was called up by the Toronto Blue Jays from Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday.

Kawasaki replaces second baseman Maicer Izturis, who was placed on the disabled list with a sprained left knee.

Kawasaki will join the team in Minnesota for the three-game series against the Twins starting Tuesday.

As of Sunday, Kawasaki was hitting .240 in eight games with Buffalo.