Blue Jays decline option on Kawasaki

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NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (09:10) Kyodo

The Toronto Blue Jays said Friday they have declined an option
on popular Japanese outfielder Munenori Kawasaki, making him a free

Kawasaki, 32, was promoted to the majors after coming to Toronto
on a minor-league deal in March.

Popular among fans, teammates and local media for his fun-loving
personality, he played 96 games and batted .229 with one home run, 27
RBIs and seven stolen bases.

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