Norichika Aoki RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

    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

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    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

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    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)

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    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.

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    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

    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

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    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

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    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