Cubs send Kawasaki back to minors

Apr 16, 2016

Cubs send Kawasaki back to minors

The Chicago Cubs said Friday that they have optioned infielder Munenori Kawasaki back to Triple-A Iowa. The move corresponds with the return of elite infielder Javier Baez, who has been on the disabled list with a left thumb injury. Kawasaki left the team to ...

Kawasaki called up from Triple-A

Apr 9, 2016

Kawasaki called up from Triple-A

The Chicago Cubs called up infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Iowa as an injury replacement, the club said Friday. Kawasaki, who signed a minor-league deal with the National League club this season, replaced injured left fielder Kyle Schwarber on the 25-man roster. He joined ...

Cubs release, re-sign Kawasaki

Mar 30, 2016

Cubs release, re-sign Kawasaki

Munenori Kawasaki will begin the season in the minors, the Chicago Cubs said Tuesday. The Japanese utility infielder was not part of the 25-man opening-day roster named by manager Joe Maddon and, barring injuries to the team, will head to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs ...

Kawasaki shines in spring contest

Mar 13, 2016

Kawasaki shines in spring contest

Munenori Kawasaki continued his spring hitting streak to four games on Saturday with a two-run double and single. In camp with the Chicago Cubs on a minor league contract, Kawasaki started at second base as a split-squad team from the Cubs beat the Chicago ...

Kawasaki delighted to don Cubs uniform

Feb 25, 2016

Kawasaki delighted to don Cubs uniform

Live-wire infielder Munenori Kawasaki enjoyed his first day of spring training with the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. The 34-year-old recently joined the team on a minor league deal and had been previously been unable to train at the Cubs facility because the results of ...

Jan 22, 2016

Cubs, Kawasaki OK minor league pact

Free agent infielder Munenori Kawasaki has agreed to a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs, according to U.S. media reports on Thursday. It will be the third major club for the 34-year-old Kawasaki after stints with the Seattle Mariners and the Toronto Blue ...

Dec 15, 2015

Kawasaki dresses up as Santa Claus, visits hospital

Santa Claus came to Kurume University Hospital on Tuesday in the form of popular big league infielder Munenori Kawasaki. Dressed in a Santa suit, Kawasaki, who played for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2015, made a surprise visit to the hospital to the delight ...

Jun 27, 2015

Blue Jays send Kawasaki back to Triple-A Buffalo

The Toronto Blue Jays announced on Friday that they have optioned infielder Munenori Kawasaki to Triple-A Buffalo. The move corresponds with the return to the Blue Jays’ lineup of on second baseman Devon Travis, who has been out the past five weeks because of ...

Jan 17, 2015

Kawasaki agrees to deal with Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays announced on Friday that they had re-signed infielder Munenori Kawasaki to a minor league contract. The 33-year-old Kawasaki, a favorite among fans, teammates and local media for his fun-loving personality, received an invitation to spring camp. Kawasaki batted .258 with ...

Blue Jays rally past Brewers

Aug 21, 2014

Blue Jays rally past Brewers

Munenori Kawasaki hit a game-tying RBI double and scored the go-ahead run in a five-run sixth inning as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-5 on Wednesday. With the Blue Jays trailing 3-2, Kawasaki came up with one out and ...

Blue Jays edge Tigers in 19-inning contest

Aug 11, 2014

Blue Jays edge Tigers in 19-inning contest

As fans filed out of Rogers Centre following the longest game in Toronto Blue Jays history, Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long” played over the sound system. For a while, it looked like the “day” game might just go all night. Jose Bautista’s single in ...

Rare Ichiro homer lifts Yanks

Jul 26, 2014

Rare Ichiro homer lifts Yanks

Derek Jeter stood on the dugout steps, stone-faced as a statue, when Ichiro Suzuki approached after rounding with the bases with his first home run since last August. Only when the Japanese star was inches away did the New York Yankees captain crack a ...