Today they removed Munenori Kawasaki and Dan Johnson from the 40-man, outrighting them to the Buffalo Bisons. Mike Wilner tells us they both will stay in the organization....but I'm not sure why he says so.
Kawasaki played 82 games for us and wasn't terrible, Fangraphs has him at a 0.4 WAR. He hit .258/.327/.296 and played ok defense at 2B, 3B and SS. He played 444 innings at second, Fangraphs had him at a -6.6 UZR/150 there, but then he played 132 innings at third and had a 20.3 UZR/150 there. Whatever happens, I hope we don't see him playing 82 games in a season for us again.
Dan Johnson got into 15 games for us, hitting .211/.333/.342 in 48 at bats. He played 107 games for the Bisons hitting .232/.381/.434 with 18 home runs and 56 RBI.