Blue Jays send down RHP Delabar, add INF Kawasaki
TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have sent struggling reliever Steve Delabar to the minors and promoted infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A.
Kawasaki was in the starting lineup Tuesday night against the New York Yankees, playing second base and batting eighth.
The 30-year-old Delabar was picked for the AL All-Star team last year and faced one batter in the showcase game, striking out Buster Posey. But the right-hander has been inconsistent this season while going 3-0 with a 4.68 ERA in 29 games.
Delabar was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo and Kawasaki was recalled from the same club. The 33-year-old Kawasaki played three games for Toronto earlier this season.