Shun Yamaguchi,  Blue Jays  finalize two-year deal

Baseball / MLB Dec 28, 2019

Shun Yamaguchi, Blue Jays finalize two-year deal

Pitcher Shun Yamaguchi has signed a deal with the Toronto Blue Jays, the team said on its official website on Friday. The 32-year-old right-hander was the first-ever player posted to the majors by the Yomiuri Giants when the NPB team made him available for negotiation ...

Aoki to join Mets: source

Baseball / MLB Sep 2, 2017

Aoki to join Mets: source

Outfielder Norichika Aoki is on the verge of joining the New York Mets, an MLB source said Friday. Aoki began the season with the Houston Astros, but was traded on July 31 to the Toronto Blue Jays. On Tuesday, he was released by Toronto. The Mets ...

Aoki released by Blue Jays, becomes free agent

Baseball / MLB Aug 30, 2017

Aoki released by Blue Jays, becomes free agent

Japanese outfielder Norichika Aoki was granted his unconditional release by the Toronto Blue Jays, the American League club said Tuesday. Aoki was designated for assignment on Monday and cleared to become a free agent with the right to negotiate with any team, potentially a contending ...

Blue Jays designate Aoki for assignment

More Sports / Ice Hockey Aug 29, 2017

Blue Jays designate Aoki for assignment

Outfielder Norichika Aoki was designated for assignment to make room on the roster for a pitcher, the Toronto Blue Jays said Monday. In a corresponding move, reliever Leonel Campos was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo while the 35-year-old Aoki was deactivated after playing just 12 games ...

Aoki homers, but former team has last laugh

Baseball / MLB Aug 7, 2017

Aoki homers, but former team has last laugh

Norichika Aoki hit a two-run homer against his former team Sunday for his first hit since being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays six days previously, but the visitors suffered a 7-6 walkoff defeat to the Houston Astros. With Toronto down 3-2 in the top ...

Baseball / MLB 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 an ...

Baseball / MLB 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 17 RBIs ...

Matsui signs two-year deal

Baseball / MLB Nov 29, 2014

Matsui signs two-year deal

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles infielder Kazuo Matsui re-signed Saturday with the Pacific League team on a fresh, two-year contract for an estimated annual salary of ¥160 million, plus performance-based incentives. The Eagles captain, who will turn 40 in October next year, expressed his appreciation at ...

Baseball / MLB Jun 27, 2013

Blue Jays option Kawasaki

The Toronto Blue Jays said Tuesday they have optioned Munenori Kawasaki to the Triple-A Buffalo. The move is to make room for starting shortstop Jose Reyes, who will be welcomed back by the team on Wednesday afternoon. Reyes has been out of action since he ...