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23 Nori Aoki LF
Height/Weight: 5-9/180 | Birthdate: 1/5/1982 | Birthplace: Hyuga City, Miyazaki, Japan | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: San Francisco | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 56/30 | Average Draft Position: 255.52
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Giants activate Nori Aoki from DL, place him in lineup Thursday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/20/2015) The Giants activated outfielder Nori Aoki from the seven-day disabled list on Thursday, the team announced.

Aoki has been cleared of concussion-like symptoms and will be in the team's lineup on Thursday against the Pirates. He will start in left field and hit out of the sixth spot.


Giants expect to activate Nori Aoki on Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2015) Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Monday he expects to have outfielder Nori Aoki back in the lineup for Thursday's game at Pittsburgh, reports CSN Bay Area.

Aoki was placed on the 7-day concussion list last week. He has begun taking swings in a batting cage and is reportedly feeling fine.


Giants OF Nori Aoki begins taking swings


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2015) Giants outfielder Nori Aoki has been able to take swings in a batting cage, reports CSNBayArea.com. Aoki is on the 7-day concussion list after being hit in the head by a pitch last Sunday.

Giants place OF Nori Aoki on 7-day concussion DL


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2015) What was anticipated is now official - the Giants have announced that they have placed outfielder Nori Aoki on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Aoki has had just two at-bats since getting hit in the head by a pitch Sunday.


Giants promote OF Ryan Lollis; Nori Aoki likely heading to DL


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2015) The presence of outfielder Ryan Lollis with the Giants on Thursday leads to speculation that Nori Aoki is destined be be placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list, per CSN Bay Area.

Lollis played in two games for San Francisco in early July and was hitless in five at-bats.

Aoki was hit by a pitch in the head Sunday and was forced to leave the game Wednesday.


Giants OF Nori Aoki (dizziness) unable to start on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/13/2015) As expected, Giants outfielder Nori Aoki is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's matchup with the Nationals. Aoki was forced to leave Wednesday's game after feeling light-headed. He missed a game earlier in the week after being hit by a pitch in the head on Sunday. 

There is a chance Aoki could wind up on the 7-day concussion list if his condition doesn't improve soon. Justin Maxwell will be the primary left field option for as long as Aoki is on the shelf.


Giants OF Nori Aoki forced from game after feeling light headed


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2015) Giants outfielder Nori Aoki left Wednesday's game against the Astros in the top of the fifth inning after feeling light headed. He was 0 for 2 before leaving the game.

Aoki was back in the lineup Wednesday after missing Tuesday's game due to a head injury. He was hit on the helmet by a pitch during Sunday's game. Manager Bruce Bochy said it was possible Aoki could land on the 7-day concussion list, reports CSN Bay Area. 


Giants LF Nori Aoki returns to lineup on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/12/2015) Giants left fielder Nori Aoki is back in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros. Aoki was held out of Tuesday's lineup for precaution after he was hit by a pitch on the helmet during Sunday's game. 

Aoki will be in his usual lead-off spot while playing left field for the Giants on Wednesday. 


Giants OF Nori Aoki not in starting lineup Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2015) Giants outfielder Nori Aoki was not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Astros after leaving Sunday's game due to a head injury.

Since returning from the disabled list July 27, Aoki is batting .220 (9 for 41) with two doubles, two home runs, five RBI, four runs, three walks and one strikeout in 12 games (11 starts).


Giants' Nori Aoki leaves Sunday's game after HBP on helmet


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2015) Giants outfielder Nori Aoki was forced to exit Sunday's game against the Phillies after being hit on the helmet by a pitch, reports Bleacher Report.

Aoki was hit in the front of the helmet by a Jake Arrieta pitch, but he was able to walk off on his own power. He was replaced by Angel Pagan.


Giants OF Nori Aoki returns to lineup Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2015) The Giants activated Nori Aoki from the disabled list Monday and placed him in the lineup for Monday's game against the Brewers, the team announced.

Aoki will bat eighth and play in left field. He had been sidelined since June 20 with a broken right fibula.


Giants OF Nori Aoki could return Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2015) If Sunday's medical evaluation checks out well, the Giants expect to activate outfielder Nori Aoki as soon as Monday, reports MLB.com.

"If all is well, he'll be activated [Monday]," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

Aoki is on a rehab assignment as he recovers from a broken right fibula. He is 3 for 13 in four rehab games.


Giants LF Nori Aoki not ready to return


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2015) Giants left fielder Nori Aoki will require at least a couple more rehab games for Triple-A Sacramento before returning to big-league action, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

Team officials watched him on the field Thursday and determined he wasn't ready to come back.

Aoki has been sidelined for five weeks with a broken right fibula.


Giants' Nori Aoki says he's ready to return


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2015) Giants outfielder Nori Aoki said Wednesday that he is fully recovered from a fractured right fibula, reports CSNBayArea.com.

"I'm ready to get back," he said. "I'm ready for San Francisco and my leg feels as good as it could. I'm excited to play with the Giants again."

Aoki completed his second rehab game Wednesday at Triple-A. He went 1 for 6 at the plate in the two rehab games.


Giants OF Nori Aoki goes 1 for 3 in rehab game Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2015) Giants outfielder Nori Aoki went 1 for 3 at the plate during a rehab assignment game at Triple-A on Tuesday.

It was his first rehab assignment game since suffering a fractured right fibula in late June.


Giants OF Nori Aoki could return by end of the week


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/20/2015) If all goes well for Giants outfielder Nori Aoki during his rehab assignments this week, he could be back with the team as early as Friday, per The San Jose Mercury News.



Giants OF Nori Aoki to start rehab assignment Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2015) Giants outfielder Nori Aoki is scheduled to begin his rehab assignment at Triple-A on Tuesday, reports the San Jose Mercury News. Aoki has been out since June 25 with a fracture right fibula.

Nori Aoki should return to Giants in two weeks


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2015) Giants outfielder Nori Aoki got good news on his fractured right fibula that has kept him out since June 24. 

Aoki had a CT scan that showed the bone is 80 percent healed, per beat writer Andrew Baggarly.

Aoki will likely need three minor league rehab games, and he's on schedule to return within two weeks. 


Giants RF Nori Aoki takes another batting practice session


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/17/2015) Giants right fielder Nori Aoki participated in another batting practice session on Friday, per CSN Bay Area.

Aoki, who is on the 15-day disabled list because of a fractured right fibula, ran and took batting practice on Thursday, as well.


Giants LF Nori Aoki to run, take batting practice


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/16/2015) Giants left fielder Nori Aoki, who is on the 15-day disabled list because of a fractured right fibula, will run and take batting practice on Thursday, according to CSN Bay Area.

Aoki is anticipated to return with a couple of weeks after the All-Star break. He has been on the disabled list since June 24.


Giants' Nori Aoki (leg) could return by end of July, skipper says


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/7/2015) Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he expects outfielder Nori Aoki to be ready to return from the disabled list about two weeks following the All-Star break, according to CSN Bay Area. 

Aoki has been on the 15-day DL since June 24 due to a fractured right fibula. It sounds like Aoki could be back with the Giants by the end of July.


Giants place OF Nori Aoki on 15-day disabled list


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/24/2015) In an unsurprising move, the Giants have officially placed outfielder Nori Aoki on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right fibula. Aoki is likely to miss a significant amount of time with the injury, though a return timetable has not been announced.

Travis Ishikawa was recalled from Triple-A to replace Aoki on the 25-man roster. 


Giants OF Nori Aoki suffers fractured leg, manager says


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/24/2015) Giants outfielder Nori Aoki has been diagnosed with a fractured right fibula, manager Bruce Bochy said following Tuesday's game. Aoki was hit by a pitch on Saturday, and missed Sunday's contest. Aoki was originally in Tuesday's lineup, but was scratched when he felt increased pain after he ran sprints.

"I was definitely surprised," Aoki said, per the San Francisco Chronicle. “I came here ready to play. It was really weird that it got really worse at that point."

There is currently no timetable for Aoki's return, but it appears he will be sidelined for a significant amount of time.

"It’s a blow for us,” Bochy said. "You hate to see it happen to him."

With Aoki out and Hunter Pence (forearm) still on the shelf, Justin Maxwell and Gregor Blanco figure to get an increase in playing time. Brandon Belt, who has made three starts in left field this season, could also get an extended look.

It is not clear if the Giants will seek outside help to fill the void in the outfield.


Giants scratch Nori Aoki (leg) from Tuesday's game


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Giants outfielder Nori Aoki has been scratched from Tuesday night's game against the Padres with a left leg contusion, the team announced.

Gregor Blanco is moving from right field to left field and will now bat first. Filling in for Aoki and playing right field will be outfielder Justin Maxwell. Maxwell, who holds a .226/.275/.387 slash line, will bat eighth. 


Giants LF Nori Aoki back in the starting lineup on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/23/2015) Giants left fielder Nori Aoki has returned to the starting lineup for Tuesday's matchup with the Padres. Aoki exited Saturday's game after being hit by a pitch in the leg, and did not play on Sunday. But, following a scheduled off-day, Aoki is able to to return on Tuesday.

The Giants will be glad to have Aoki and his .317 season batting average back at the top of the lineup.