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Muni Kawasaki was optioned by the Blue Jays, but he left us with this tremendous parting gift ... [UPDATE: HE'S BACK]

Munenori Kawasaki was sent down to Triple-A on Wednesday to make room for Jose Reyes' return from the DL, and with him went boundless energy, bilingual laughter and some incredible dance moves.

But Muni did leave us with final Muni moment to cherish, providing an in-depth interview (to a baseball bat microphone) about Jose Bautista's DJ skills and ability to hit "mucho, mucho home runs."

Skipper John Gibbons says Kawasaki "will be back" and even called his team together to break the news.

Until then, here are a few memories from his time in Toronto:

His professional conditioning:

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His Canadian pride:

His dancing:

His ability to take over interviews:

Did we mention his ability to take over interviews?

UPDATE:

You guys. You guys you guys you guys. The Blue Jays announced early Friday that Melky Cabrera would be placed on the DL with tendonitis ... and that Muni would be recalled from the Buffalo Bisons:

Temporary as it may be, how does Kawasaki's return make us feel? Well ...

Muni

-- Matt Monagan / MLB.com