Mariners Release Munenori Kawasaki

The Mariners announced that they released infielder Munenori Kawasaki. Seattle's roster now includes 39 players.

Kawasaki, 31, appeared in 61 games for Seattle in 2012. He appeared in one game at third base, mostly playing the middle infield positions. The left-handed hitter posted a .192/.257/.202 batting line in 115 plate appearances. Kawasaki and the Mariners agreed to a minor league contract worth $625K back in January.

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  1. Let_My_Cameron_Go 3 years ago

    Sounds like the name of a motorbike I had…

    • jephdood 3 years ago

      Stick your motorbike at the plate with a bat resting across the handlebars and there you have Munenori Kawasaki.

    • corey23 3 years ago

      he looked like a bad version of ichiro, hit almost the exact same style… just not as well

  2. dfp 3 years ago

    Thought they wouldve kept him just for the dance moves alone

  3. mevans12 3 years ago

    Just making room on the 40-man for Josh Hamilton….

    • vtadave 3 years ago

      You mean Brandon Inge.

      • Stuart Brown 3 years ago

        At least they’d have the best defensive left side of the infield in the game, right?

  4. $3828999 3 years ago


    Oh, Bobby Sweet. The “diehard Red Sox fan”, as if they have any credibility at this point. Way to go negative, Bobie.

    • It’s funny when people take jokes as personal attacks, isn’t it?

      • $3828999 3 years ago

        It’s funny when people still haven’t learned that jokes are supposed to be funny. Oh well, maybe some day…go red sux

  5. Zach 3 years ago

    Watch the Rays sign him to a one year deal and then turn into an All-Star.

  6. safari_punch 3 years ago

    Blue Jays going to sign him in 5…4…3…2…..

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