Blue Jays sign Kawasaki to minor league deal

Updated: December 24, 2013

Toronto, ON ( – The Toronto Blue Jays have signed infielder
Munenori Kawasaki to a minor league contract with an invite to spring

Kawasaki hit .229 with one home run, five triples and 24 RBI in 96 games for
the Blue Jays last season. The Kagoshima, Japan native became the first
Japanese-born position player to appear in a game as a Toronto Blue Jay in
franchise history.

The left-handed hitter has now appeared in 157 career games for Seattle and
Toronto in two seasons, posting a .218 average with 31 RBI.