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Blue Jays recall Kawasaki, option Delabar


The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have recalled INF MUNENORI KAWASAKI from Buffalo of the International League (AAA) and have optioned RHP STEVE DELABAR to Buffalo.

KAWASAKI, 33, has appeared in 44 games for the Bisons this season posting a .276 average with 11 doubles, one triple and nine RBI. The Kagoshima, Japan native is being recalled for the 2nd time this season having recorded a .250 average (3-12) in three games in April. In parts of three seasons with Seattle and Toronto, has posted a .219 batting average with 14 extra base hits and 32 RBI.

DELABAR, 30, has appeared in 29 games this season posting a 3-0 record with a 4.68 ERA.

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