So here’s something I’m totally going to turn into a post even though I’m currently working on a Monday evening Daily Duce and, by all rights this should just be a small item in it. Munenori Kawasaki is coming back! Welcome clickbait.
Wilner, at the time of this writing, is so far the only one to have tweeted it out:
— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) June 17, 2014
Now, before you go getting too much of a warm fuzzy over a utility player — or the possible end of the Juan Francisco thing, given that Kawasaki and Steve Tolleson can platoon rather nicely-ish at second — let’s not lose sight of what this also means: losing for two weeks either a key weapon against right-handed pitching, or a hugely important reliever. Or, at least, that’s what we’re “expecting.”
Lind fouled a ball off his foot on Saturday, and while x-rays were negative, John Lott’s piece for the National Post that evening tells us that “he was limping noticeably in the clubhouse, but said, ‘Hopefully, I just wake up tomorrow and I’m fine – or good enough.’ ”
Brett Cecil was hurt the night before, and David Wilson of BlueJays.com spoke to pitching coach Pete Walker, who explained on Sunday that “we’ve got to treat the heck out of it today, get back in there, treat it and hopefully he’s available on Tuesday.
Neither player got into Sunday’s victory, so it’s not like the Jays can’t survive without them. It’s just… not the best news, even if it means the team gets its our spirit animal back. And Muni could be a bit useful too, at this point, so… I can live with that.
Temporarily, at least.
Hey, it was going to happen for someone eventually, right?
And, of course, the zaniness has already begun:
ちょっくらメジャー行って来ます。一人で空港さみしい（ ; ; ） pic.twitter.com/41WdD2E6fb
— ムネリン通信〜川﨑宗則〜 (@MuneKawasakiWB) June 16, 2014
Twitter’s translation? Little cum will go very much major. Alone lonely Airport （ ; ; ）