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Nori Aoki | Outfielder | #11

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (35) / 1/5/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 176
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Waseda University
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / MLW
Contract: view contract details

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Mets released OF Nori Aoki.
Aoki is arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter and the Mets obviously didn't want to pay him what he was projected to earn. It's possible they could bring him back at a lesser rate, but he'll now have the opportunity to negotiate with all teams. Aoki batted .277/.335/.393 with five homers and 10 steals over 374 plate appearances for the Astros, Blue Jays and Mets this season. Oct 30 - 5:31 PM

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Nori Aoki - OF - Mets

Nori Aoki went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored Friday versus the Nationals.

Aoki plated a run with a single in the fifth inning before giving the Mets the lead with a ground rule double in the sixth. The 35-year-old is batting .315 (23-for-73) in 18 games since joining New York. He’s starting to make a compelling case to stick around for 2018.
Sep 22 - 11:31 PM
Nori Aoki - OF - Mets

Nori Aoki went 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored Sunday in the Mets' defeat of the Braves.

Aoki also had a big game Saturday, belting a pair of doubles and tallying two runs scored. He's been fairly productive over the last seven weeks between Toronto and New York, though there's not a whole of fantasy appeal here for the stretch run.
Sep 17 - 4:45 PM
Nori Aoki - OF - Mets

Nori Aoki had a pair of doubles and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Braves.

Aoki played right field and batted leadoff for the Mets, and twice he set the table in an inning with a leadoff double, coming around to score in both the third and seventh innings. He's hit .255 while playing pretty regularly since signing a one-year deal with the club on September 2. He's not likely to be a Met at this time next year -- let alone a regular -- but a good audition could help him get a job somewhere for 2018.
Sep 16 - 10:29 PM
Nori Aoki - OF - Mets

Mets signed OF Nori Aoki to a one-year contract.

Given the plethora of injuries that the Mets have had to absorb in the outfield this year, adding another veteran bat to the mix seems like a wise move. The 35-year-old hit .274/.319/.402 with five homers and 27 RBI in 83 games between the Astros and Blue Jays. He's under team control for 2018, but it's possible the Mets won't tender him a contract this winter.
Sep 2 - 12:31 PM
Nori Aoki - OF - Mets

Blue Jays released OF Nori Aoki.

Aoki was designated for assignment on Monday and passed through waivers unclaimed. He batted .281/.294/.594 with three home runs and eight RBI in 12 games with the Blue Jays and should now draw some interest on the open market. Toronto acquired the 35-year-old outfielder from the Astros on July 31 as part of the Francisco Liriano trade.
Aug 29 - 4:06 PM
Nori Aoki - OF - Mets

Blue Jays designated OF Nori Aoki for assignment.

Aoki went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI on Sunday afternoon, but it was just his seventh start in a Blue Jays uniform. Toronto acquired the 35-year-old outfielder from the Astros at the July 31 trade deadline as part of the Francisco Liriano trade.
Aug 28 - 3:38 PM
Nori Aoki - OF - Mets

Nori Aoki finished 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in the Blue Jays' loss to the Twins on Sunday.

Aoki accounted for all of Toronto's scoring in this one with his RBI single in the bottom of the second inning and his solo homer in the bottom of the fourth. The veteran outfielder now has three home runs in 12 games with Toronto, after tallying just two in 71 games with Houston.
Aug 27 - 4:52 PM
Nori Aoki - OF - Mets

Nori Aoki went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Astros.

Aoki uncoiled for a two-run home run off Mike Fiers in the seventh inning, his first dinger since being traded over to Toronto from these same Astros at the deadline. The light-hitting outfielder is working to a .271/.320/.382 triple-slash with three homers, 21 RBI and five steals for the campaign as a whole.
Aug 6 - 5:53 PM
Nori Aoki - OF - Mets

Blue Jays acquired OFs Nori Aoki and Teoscar Hernandez from the Astros for LHP Francisco Liriano.

Aoki has batted .272/.323/.371 over 71 games in a part-time role with the Astros this season. The 35-year-old is under team control for another year, but he's looking like an early non-tender candidate.
Jul 31 - 5:11 PM
Nori Aoki - OF - Mets

Brian McTaggart of reports that the Astros will trade Nori Aoki and a minor leaguer to the Blue Jays in the Francisco Liriano deal.

The move signifies that Derek Fisher should stick around with the Astros for the remainder of the season. As for Aoki, he comes with another year of team control. The 35-year-old is batting .272/.323/.371 across 71 games this season.
Jul 31 - 1:54 PM
Nori Aoki - OF - Mets

Nori Aoki went 2-for-3 with a two-run double in Sunday's win over the Twins.

Aoki flipped what had been a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 advantage with his two-run double off Kyle Gibson in the fourth inning. The light-hitting veteran is slashing .271/.322/.343 with 21 runs scored and five steals for the campaign as a whole.
Jul 16 - 5:06 PM
Nori Aoki - OF - Mets

Nori Aoki is not in the Astros' lineup Saturday against the Mariners.

The Astros are going with an outfield of Josh Reddick, Jake Marisnick and George Springer on Saturday. Aoki has hit a respectable .277 this year, but it's come with only one homer and four stolen bases. He's a tough sell, even in deeper mixed leagues.
Jun 24 - 7:32 PM
Nori Aoki - OF - Mets

Nori Aoki went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI on Tuesday in Cleveland.

Aoki's double in the fifth knotted things up at 1-1. He also added a couple singles. Aoki has been a nice addition so far for the Astros, batting .364/.408/.477 in the early going.
Apr 25 - 9:18 PM
Nori Aoki - OF - Mets

Nori Aoki went 2-for-4 and hit his first homer Friday against the A's.

Aoki was benched in favor of Marwin Gonzalez on Monday and Tuesday before returning to the lineup the last two games. He figures to outhit Gonzalez and he's the better defensive outfielder, too, but the Astros like what Gonzalez has given them so far. Aoki isn't exactly slacking, though; he's 7-for-20 with one strikeout and two walks to date.
Apr 15 - 1:38 AM

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