Kawasaki on newborn son: ‘He is Canuck, eh!’

The Blue Jays activated Munenori Kawasaki from the paternity list Monday (CP).

NEW YORK – Munenori Kawasaki is fond of telling people that he’s Japanese.

So what does that make his son Issho, born Friday in Toronto?

“He is Canuck, eh!” the infielder said Tuesday after rejoining the Blue Jays for a doubleheader in New York after a three-day paternity leave.

“A little bit tired, no sleeping, but very happy.”

Issho is the first child for Kawasaki and his wife, who remains in Toronto with her mother taking care of the newborn.

While there, Kawasaki managed to avoid getting his hands dirty.

“Clean? No, no, no, no, never. Wife,” he said. “Me, after back, my job.”