Hawks call up Kawasaki from farm team

/ Apr 27, 2017

Hawks call up Kawasaki from farm team

Munenori Kawasaki has been promoted to the top team for this weekend's three-game series against the Orix Buffaloes, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks manager Kimiyasu Kudo said Thursday. Kudo said he will play the 35-year-old infielder, who signed a one-year deal with the Pacific League club earlier ...

Kawasaki finalizes agreement to return to Hawks

/ Apr 1, 2017

Kawasaki finalizes agreement to return to Hawks

Popular infielder Munenori Kawasaki joined the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Saturday on a one-year deal believed to be worth ¥90 million (roughly $808,000). The deal brings the 35-year-old back to his roots. Kawasaki turned pro out of high school, joining NPB's only team on his ...

/ Jan 19, 2017

Kawasaki vows to play for Cubs this season

Infielder Munenori Kawasaki posted on his official blog Thursday that he will play with the Chicago Cubs again this season. "I will play with all my heart and really want to enjoy baseball again," said Kawasaki, who is expected to be on a minor league ...

/ Jul 12, 2016

Kawasaki sent back to Triple-A Iowa

Utility infielder Munenori Kawasaki has been sent down to Triple-A Iowa, the Chicago Cubs announced Tuesday. Kawasaki had been promoted two games before the All-Star break for the second time this season. He has played three games in the majors this season and has one ...

/ Jul 10, 2016

Cubs recall infielder Kawasaki from Triple-A Iowa

The Chicago Cubs on Saturday recalled infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Iowa. Kawasaki, 35, joined the Cubs on a minor league contract this year and played in 24 spring training games, batting .367 with one home run, eight RBIs, and one stolen base. He started the ...

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 join ...

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 his ...

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 released Kawasaki ...

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 White ...

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 his ...