Munenori Kawasaki leaves Blue Jays for Cubs: report
Colourful infielder gets minor-league deal
Veteran infielder Munenori Kawasaki, a fan favourite during his time with the Toronto Blue Jays, has signed a minor-league deal with the Chicago Cubs, Fox Sports reported Thursday.
Source: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Cubs?src=hash">#Cubs</a> sign former <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlueJays?src=hash">#BlueJays</a> infielder Munenori Kawasaki to minor-league deal. <a href="https://twitter.com/FOXSports">@FOXSports</a>—@jonmorosi
The 34-year-old from Japan endeared himself to Toronto fans with his colourful personality and enthusiastic playing style, which helped many overlook his limited ability.
Kawasaki is a career .234 hitter with a .314 on-base percentage and one home run over parts of four major-league seasons, including the last three with the Blue Jays.
He was left off Toronto's post-season roster as the Jays made their run to the American League Championships Series in 2015.