According to Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors, the Toronto Blue Jays have re-signed Munenori Kawasaki. The contract is a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training.
— MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) December 24, 2013
Munenori Kawasaki batted .229 with one home run and 24 RBIs in 240 at bats for the Blue Jays in 2013. He is a utility infielder who plays shortstop and second base.
Kawasaki has a career .218/.306/.279 slash in two seasons in the majors. In 2012, Kawasaki played for the Seattle Mariners. Kawasaki had a noticeable uptick in his numbers in 2013, although he needs to continue improving.
He seems to be a great player to have in the clubhouse, as witnessed by numerous interviews on Youtube.
My favorite interview is when Kawasaki explains to a crowd of Toronto faithful after a game that he is from Japan. Kawasaki can liven any room he walks into, and hopefully, he can give the Blue Jays a boost as they battle for the AL East crown in 2014.
Great Kawasaki interviews: