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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%: 61/23 | Average Draft Position: 255.69
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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.


Giants' Bruce Bochy hopes RF Nori Aoki can start Tuesday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/21/2015) Giants manager Bruce Bochy is hopeful right fielder Nori Aoki will be available to start on Tuesday against the Padres, per CSNBayArea.com.

Aoki was hit in the leg by a pitch during Saturday's game and left the game after scoring a run. He received treatment prior to Sunday's game, so it's possible he might be ready for a pinch-hit opportunity if it presents itself.


Nori Aoki not in Giants' lineup, Buster Posey, Brandon Belt move spots


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) Giants left fielder Nori Aoki is not in the lineup for Sunday night's game. 

Aoki was hit in the leg by a pitch in Saturday' game and had to leave the contest.

Brandon Belt moved from first base to left field to replace Aoki. Buster Posey moved from catcher to first to cover for Belt's absence.  


Giants LF Nori Aoki suffered leg contusion against Dodgers


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/20/2015) Giants left fielder Nori Aoki suffered a leg contusion when he was hit by a pitch against the Dodgers on Saturday, per the San Jose Mercury News.

Aoki was hit on his lower right leg during the top of the first inning. He remained in the game and eventually scored before coming out of the game prior to the bottom of the first inning.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Aoki is "day-to-day" but he will be listed as doubtful for tomorrow's game.


Giants LF Nori Aoki leaves game after being hit by pitch


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/20/2015) Giants left fielder Nori Aoki was hit by a pitch on his right ankle to start off the game against the Dodgers on Saturday, per the San Jose Mercury News.

Aoki remained in the game initially and eventually scored from third base on a sacrifice fly, but he was limping noticeably while running the bases. He left the game before the bottom of the first inning and was replaced in left field by Gregor Blanco.

Aoki is hitting .317 with two home runs and 19 RBI in 262 at-bats this season.


Giants OF Nori Aoki picks up four hits in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Giants outfielder Nori Aoki recorded four hits during Wednesday evening's 8-5 win over the Mets. 

Aoki went 4 for 5 and scored two runs. All four of his hits went for singles. He now has a slash line of .333/.402/.413 this season. 


OF Nori Aoki sparks Giants in triumph


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/6/2015) Outfielder Nori Aoki continues to produce from the top of the Giants' order, as the speedy leadoff man went 3-for-3 with two RBIs in a 7-5 victory over the Phillies on Saturday. 

Aoki got the Giants going in the first inning, scoring the game's first run after opening the game with a single. He then added a pair of RBIs in the fourth with a soft single to center. 

Aoki is now slashing an impressive .324/.398/.410 for San Francisco this season. 


Giants LF Nori Aoki gets the night off against Phillies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) Giants left fielder Nori Aoki received the night off Friday against Philadelphia, per MLB.com. With Aoki on the bench, manager Bruce Bochy inserted Gregor Blanco into the top of the order and in left field.

Aoki is dealing with the flu, which is the reason he is out of Friday's lineup, according to CSN Bay Area.

Aoki is hitting .314 (65 for 207) with two homers, 15 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 53 games.


Giants' Nori Aoki homers, steals base Monday vs. Brewers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Giants left fielder Nori Aoki went 4 for 4 with a walk, a home run, two RBI , two runs scored and a stolen base in his team's 8-4 win over the Brewers on Monday.

Aoki smacked a solo home run in the third and was able to contribute an RBI single during a seven-run sixth inning. His fourth hit could have been ruled an error, but the scorer ultimately gave the visiting leadoff man an infield hit in the eighth inning. Aoki has hit .312 with two home runs, 15 RBI, 20 runs scored and 11 stolen bases in 170 at-bats.


Giants' Brandon Crawford sits, Joaquin Arias in at shortstop


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Shorstop Brandon Crawford is sitting out of Sunday's series-finale against the Rockies. 

Crawford rested on Thursday and appears to be doing the same for this game as well. In his place at shortstop will be Joaquin Arias, who is penciled in to bat eighth. 

Buster Posey and Nori Aoki are in the lineup after playing one game of Saturday's doubleheader. 


Giants' Angel Pagan out for second game of DH; Nori Aoki in


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/23/2015) Giants center fielder Angel Pagan is out of the lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rockies. Pagan went 1 for 5 and scored a run in the first game, and has now hit safely in five of his last six games. 

Gregor Blanco, who started in left field and went doubled and scored in the first game, will slide over to center in the night cap. 

Nori Aoki is back in the lineup in left field for the second game, after getting the first game off to rest.