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Blue Jays re-sign Munenori Kawasaki

Toronto Blue Jays' Kawasaki celebrates his RBI single against Baltimore Orioles during their MLB game in Toronto

Toronto Blue Jays’ Munenori Kawasaki celebrates his RBI single against the Baltimore Orioles during the fifth inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto June 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)


Toronto has re-signed Munenori Kawasaki after dropping him from the 40-man roster in October, bringing the 33-year-old utility man back on a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Kawasaki has a lowly .235 batting average and a grand total of one home run in 239 career games, but he draws enough walks to post a decent on-base percentage and can play all over the field defensively.

Which is why he’s topped 250 plate appearances in each of the past two seasons and figures to make it back to the Blue Jays as a bench player at some point in 2015.

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