Report: Jays interested in Munenori Kawasaki
According to Bob Elliot, the Toronto Blue Jays are interested in free agent infielder Munenori Kawasaki. The 31-year old spent last season with the Seattle Mariners, batting .192/.257/.202 in 115 plate appearances over 51 games. Kawasaki made 38 appearances at SS and 10 at 2B last season and did not commit an error.
Kawasaki spent 10 years in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), amassing 1,300 hits and 267 stolen bases, while hitting .294 oveer his 1,145 game NPB career. It is believed Kawasaki will be used to provide defensive depth and pinch-running help if he joins the Jays.