Munenori Kawasaki Returns, Candelario Optioned to AAA

The Chicago Cubs have recalled Munenori Kawasaki from AAA Iowa and are optioning Jeimer Candelario back down.

In his short stint with the Cubs, Jeimer was 1-for-11. If you recall, he was called up on July 3 to cover for Chris Coghlan after he went on the disabled-list with a rib injury. While Candelario’s time with the Cubs was short, he didn’t do much when called on. He had a 35.7% strikeout rate, which was far worse than his rate of 19.4% in 75 at-bats for AAA Iowa before his call-up.

Kawasaki spent some time earlier this season with the Cubs. He went 1-for-2. Munenori brings a light-hearted attitude and great sense of humor to a Cubs team that’s not real up these days. They could use a bit of sunshine and Kawasaki will certainly help in that area.


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