Hardball Talk "Left fielder Norichika Aoki is expected to come off the disabled list and rejoin the Giants’ starting lineup tonight against the Brewers after missing the past month with a fractured right fibula. Aoki had hoped to return over the weekend, but the Giants decided to give him a little extra time..." July 27
Sporting News "Sidelined since June 20 with a broken right fibula, Norichika Aoki could come off the disabled list and return to the Giants lineup as early as Friday when the team begins a home series against the A’s, CSN Bay Area reported. According to manager Bruce Bochy, a recent CT scan showed Aoki's..." July 21
Aoki will play 5 innings tomorrow for Sacramento, 7 on Wednesday and if all goes well will be activated for Friday's game vs. A's.
Aoki starts rehab assignment at AAA tomorrow
Nori Aoki had a CT scan that showed leg bone is 80% healed. He's still on track to return in two weeks or so. Will need ~3 rehab games.
Bochy pre-game: Affeldt likely back next Tuesday or Wednesday; Aoki doing well, will take BP again today.
Bochy said Aoki could be back in two weeks, may not need rehab assignment. They're intrigued by what Pence has done without one.
San Francisco Gate "When does a group of big-leaguers have to start believing this might not be their month, or even their (odd-numbered) year? Perhaps when their best pitcher sets a career high with 14 strikeouts, they lose anyway, and the news from the training room afterward is infinitely worse. After..." June 25
Bochy said Aoki has fractured fibula. Out at least two weeks.
Nori Aoki now out of the game after getting HBP on foot in top 1st. Lumbered around bases to score after HBP. Maxwell in RF, Blanco to LF
McCovey Chronicles "At least, that's what they're telling us. I still believe! The Giants introduced Nori Aoki at a press conference on Tuesday, and it was a pretty standard affair. Aoki would prefer to hit at the top of the order, but he says that's for the manager to decide. The manager, by phone, said that..." January 20
MLB.com "The Giants filled their vacant left-field position Friday, agreeing with outfielder Nori Aoki on a one-year contract with an option, according to multiple reports. The deal is worth $4.7 million plus incentives with a $4 million guaranteed salary for 2015 and a $5.5 million option for 2016 or a..." January 16
word is, nori aoki seeks a three-year deal. reds, royals among teams in (tho kc more focused on torii at moment)
MLB Daily Dish "Free agent outfielder Norichika Aoki, less than a week removed from a Game 7 loss in the World Series, could find himself a member of the White Sox at some point this offseason. According to the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo, the Sox have "a lot of interest" in the former Royals outfielder following..." November 04
Royals expected to decline billy butlers $12M option. With aoki a free agent, may pursue torii hunter (they tried 7 yrs ago)
BREAKING: The #Brewers have acquired left-handed pitcher Will Smith from Kansas City in exchange for outfielder Norichika Aoki.
MetsBlog.com "There is a better chance the Brewers trade OF Ryan Braun for Mets 1B Ike Davis than deal OF Norichika Aoki, according to people familiar with the team’s thinking. Milwaukee is trying to make room for OF prospect Khris Davis, and they’re also looking for a left-handed power bat at first base..." November 20
#Brewers didn't wait until after the WS to pick up RF Norichika Aoki's 2014 option. Done deal, and a no-brainer.
CSN Philly "There’s a strange situation going on in Milwaukee, and we’re not referring to Ryan Braun’s perpetual problems with the league office. The Brewers have, top to bottom, one of the best and most talented lineups in the National League. They have the fourth-lowest bullpen ERA in baseball, at 2.97. And..." July 17
Sources: Rangers have expressed interest in Norichika Aoki during talks with Brewers about Yovani Gallardo. (more)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "There hasn't been a tougher player in the major leagues to strike out this season than Norichika Aoki. The Milwaukee Brewers' rightfielder has fanned just 12 times in 262 plate appearances, and he hasn't whiffed in his last 58 plate appearances — a streak that dates to May 25, when Pittsburgh..." June 08
Fox Sports Wisconsin "One of the more interesting questions facing Brewers manager Ron Roenicke this spring is who to bat in the leadoff position in 2013. In second baseman Rickie Weeks and right fielder Nori Aoki, the Brewers have two different, but effective possibilities to consider. "Rick and Nori are the two..." February 18