Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:46:49 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays exercised the 2014 options on 1B Adam Lind and INF/OF Mark DeRosa Thursday, Oct. 31, and declined the option on SS Munenori Kawasaki, according to multiple sources. Lind will make $7 million and DeRosa will earn $750,000 next season. Kawasaki could be re-signed to a minor league deal.
Sat, 28 Sep 2013 12:53:37 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Adam Lind (back) left the game against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, Sept. 28, because of back pain. He was replaced by INF Munenori Kawasaki.
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 08:57:18 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays placed 2B Maicer Izturis (ankle) on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle Thursday, Aug. 22, and recalled INF Ryan Goins from the minors in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Munenori Kawasaki will likely take over the main duties at the keystone with Izturis on the infirmary. Acquire Kawasaki only if you're extremely desperate for a middle infielder in an AL-only setup.
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:50:10 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes was ejected in the second inning Wednesday, Aug. 21, against the New York Yankees for arguing a called third strike. OF Mark DeRosa came on to play second, and SS Munenori Kawasaki moved from second base to shortstop.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:16:43 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays activated SS Munenori Kawasaki from the paternity list Monday, Aug. 19. RP Thad Weber was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding move.
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 13:44:19 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays INF Munenori Kawasaki, who is on paternity leave, will rejoin the team in New York Tuesday, Aug. 20. Manager John Gibbons said 3B Brett Lawrie could play second base or shortstop in an emergency, with 1B/DH Edwin Encarnacion available to play third base.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:04:13 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays activated SP J.A. Happ from the bereavement list Friday, Aug. 16, and placed SS Munenori Kawasaki on the paternity list in a corresponding move.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:09:41 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said SS Munenori Kawasaki will share time at second base with INF Maicer Izturis, who "looks a little worn down, to be honest with you."
Fantasy Tip: Kawasaki and Izturis should only be options for AL-only league managers.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:31:12 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar and INF Munenori Kawasaki have been officially recalled from Triple-A Buffalo.
Fantasy Tip: It's official. No Anthony Gose. Pillar has a shot at ABs and may be worth an AL-only play for his speed. Kawasaki really has no fantasy value, but he's a fan fav.
Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:06:30 -0700
Updating a previous report, Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (ankle) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, July 13. In a corresponding move, INF Munenori Kawasaki was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo.