Norichika Aoki RUMORS & NEWS

  • 48d
    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    Servais says Aoki not in lineup because he's a little sore after fouling ball off his shin last night. Likely available if needed late.

  • Seattle Mariners sign free agent outfielder Nori Aoki

    CBS Sports "The Mariners have struck a deal with free agent outfielder Norichika Aoki, has learned. Aoki will get a one year deal plus an option. Seattle has been looking to upgrade in the outfield, and Aoki helps there. He is a career .287 hitter who also played for the Giants, Brewers and..." December 02

  • Giants Decline Options On Nori Aoki, Marlon Byrd

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants have declined their club options over outfielders Nori Aoki and Marlon Byrd, according to tweets from Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News and CSN Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic. Aoki’s $5.5MM option will be bought out for $700K, while Byrd’s option did not come with a buyout. San..." November 05

  • Giants planning to pick up Nori Aoki's option

    Number Fire "The San Francisco Giants will exercise the option on outfielder Nori Aoki for $5.5 million in 2016 "presuming he continues to heal," according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. What It Means: Aoki dealt with concussions all throughout the 2015 season that limited him to 392 games. Aoki will be..." October 23

  • Giants’ Hunter Pence, Brandon Belt, Nori Aoki, Gregor Blanco — count ‘em out

    San Francisco Chronicle "The time has come. The days or weeks necessary for healing and the days or weeks remaining in the season don’t stack up. So don’t expect Hunter Pence, whose oblique strain continues to limit his activity, or three players with concussions - Brandon Belt, Nori Aoki and Gregor Blanco - to appear..." September 25

  • 261d
    John Shea @JohnSheaHey

    Aoki flying to Pittsburgh Tuesday, will meet with concussion specialist Wednesday. #sfgiants

  • 280d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    One bit of good news: Aoki hasn't had any issues while on concussion DL, hopes to return Thursday. Outfield certainly needs him.

  • 281d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    No Wednesday starter decision yet, Bochy said. Also, he expects Aoki back when DL stint is up. Aoki feels great.

  • 285d
    Jorge L. Ortiz @jorgelortiz

    Giants put Nori Aoki on the 7-day DL after he left Wednesday's game with lightheadedness. Ryan Lollis called up.

  • 289d
    John Shea @JohnSheaHey

    Nori Aoki hit on helmet by pitch. Coming out of game. Angel Pagan pinch running. #sfgiants

  • Giants set to get Norichika Aoki back from fractured fibula

    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

  • Giants' Norichika Aoki could return Friday from broken fibula

    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

  • 309d
    Andrew Baggarly @extrabaggs

    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.

  • 309d
    Andrew Baggarly @extrabaggs

    Aoki starts rehab assignment at AAA tomorrow

  • 311d
    Andrew Baggarly @extrabaggs

    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.

  • 311d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy pre-game: Affeldt likely back next Tuesday or Wednesday; Aoki doing well, will take BP again today.

  • 318d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy said Aoki could be back in two weeks, may not need rehab assignment. They're intrigued by what Pence has done without one.

  • Leadoff hitter Aoki going on DL with broken leg

    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

  • 335d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy said Aoki has fractured fibula. Out at least two weeks.

  • 338d
    Eric Stephen @truebluela

    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

  • Giants introduce Nori Aoki, close door on James Shields

    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

  • Giants reportedly sign Aoki to one-year deal "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

  • 561d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    word is, nori aoki seeks a three-year deal. reds, royals among teams in (tho kc more focused on torii at moment)

  • White Sox expected to pursue Norichika Aoki in free agency

    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

  • 572d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Royals expected to decline billy butlers $12M option. With aoki a free agent, may pursue torii hunter (they tried 7 yrs ago)

  • 703d
    Kansas City Royals @Royals

    #Royals announce that they've placed OF Nori Aoki on the 15-day DL, and purchased the contract of OF @JustinMaxwell27 from Omaha.

  • 901d
    Milwaukee Brewers @Brewers

    BREAKING: The #Brewers have acquired left-handed pitcher Will Smith from Kansas City in exchange for outfielder Norichika Aoki.

  • Brewers more likely to trade Ryan Braun than Norichika Aoki "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

  • 938d
    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    #Brewers didn't wait until after the WS to pick up RF Norichika Aoki's 2014 option. Done deal, and a no-brainer.

  • Phillies Trade Targets: Aoki, Brewers relievers

    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

  • 1048d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Sources: Rangers have expressed interest in Norichika Aoki during talks with Brewers about Yovani Gallardo. (more)

  • Brewers' Aoki avoiding strikeouts

    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

  • Roenicke leaning towards Aoki for leadoff spot

    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

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