Aoki eyes big impact on return to American League

Jan 17, 2016

Aoki eyes big impact on return to American League

Outfielder Norichika Aoki said Sunday he wants to return to the American League with a bang this year. “I want to win an individual title this year, either a batting or stolen base crown,” the 34-year-old Aoki said after training in Tokyo. Aoki signed ...

Mariners sign Aoki to one-year deal

Dec 4, 2015

Mariners sign Aoki to one-year deal

The Seattle Mariners announced the signing of outfielder Norichika Aoki to a one-year contract on Thursday. The 33-year-old Aoki is the ninth Japanese player to sign with Seattle. According to CBSSports.com, his deal will pay him $5.5 million next year and includes a mutual ...

Aoki on move again, to join Mariners on one-year deal

Dec 3, 2015

Aoki on move again, to join Mariners on one-year deal

The Seattle Mariners’ ongoing roster makeover now includes outfielder Norichika Aoki. The Mariners and the free agent outfielder have reached agreement on a contract for the 2016 season pending a physical, according to two people with knowledge of the deal. They spoke to AP ...

Dec 1, 2015

Mariners want to sign Aoki: report

The Seattle Mariners have added free agent Norichika Aoki to their list of acquisition targets for next season, The News Tribune said Monday. According to the Tacoma-based newspaper, the 33-year-old San Francisco Giants left fielder, who finished the season on the disabled list due ...

Giants decline Aoki's option

Nov 5, 2015

Giants decline Aoki's option

The San Francisco Giants declined their 2016 contract options on outfielders Nori Aoki and Marlon Byrd. Both players became free agents Wednesday night, but the Giants left open the possibility of bringing them back later in the offseason. General manager Bobby Evans made the ...

Oct 24, 2015

Giants to exercise Aoki's option: report

The San Francisco Giants will pick up the $5.5 million option on Japanese outfielder Norichika Aoki on “presuming he continues to heal”, CBSSports.com reported on Friday. Aoki secured a regular place in the lineup after joining the Giants this season, putting up a .317 ...

Sep 29, 2015

Giants' Aoki pleased to be back on field

San Francisco Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki said Monday it was great to be back as he resumed batting practice after a spell away from the team due to health issues. “It (practice) felt great. I knew there would be no problem and I have ...

Cubs sweep Giants; Aoki hit on head by pitch

Aug 10, 2015

Cubs sweep Giants; Aoki hit on head by pitch

Jake Arrieta has been pitching well for a while now. This time, he also contributed with his bat. Arrieta tripled and scored in the second, and then pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning as the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 ...

Jul 25, 2015

Aoki remains on DL, awaits return to Giants

San Francisco Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki remained on the disabled list in minor league rehab on Friday, awaiting his return to the majors. Although Aoki had been poised to come off the disabled list on Friday, he was continuing his minor league rehab with ...

Jul 24, 2015

Giants delay Aoki's return from Triple-A

Norichika Aoki’s return to the San Francisco Giants will be delayed, the National League club said Thursday. The outfielder, who’s on the disabled list with a foot injury, was set to be activated and added to the roster for the team’s series opener against ...

Jul 22, 2015

Aoki poised to return to Giants after rehab game

San Francisco Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki may be activated as early as Friday after playing a game in the minors, his first in over a month, on Tuesday. Aoki, who was placed on the disabled list with a fractured right fibula by San Francisco ...