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Nori Aoki | Outfielder

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/5/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Giants placed OF Nori Aoki on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right fibula.
It was initially called a bruise, but further testing showed the break. Aoki will be in a cast for the next two weeks. Travis Ishikawa has been promoted from Triple-A in a corresponding 25-man roster move. Jun 24 - 4:43 PM

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The Giants revealed after Tuesday's game that Nori Aoki has a fractured fibula and will be in a cast for two weeks.

The Giants thought it was just a bruise when he was hit by a pitch Saturday, but a small fracture was found. While this isn't a major injury for Aoki, it's certainly costly for the Giants with Hunter Pence also out. They might start looking for some outside outfield help. For now, they'll likely bring back Jarrett Parker and have him platoon with Justin Maxwell in right, while Gregor Blanco mans left field.
Jun 24 - 2:38 AM

Nori Aoki (ankle) was a late scratch from Tuesday's lineup.

Aoki left Saturday's contest with a bruised right ankle after being hit by a pitch. It appears he's still sore, so he'll miss a second straight game. Justin Maxwell entered the lineup in his place, with Gregor Blanco sliding from right to left field.
Jun 23 - 9:00 PM

Nori Aoki (leg) is back in the Giants' lineup Tuesday.

Aoki sat out Sunday after leaving Saturday's game when he was hit by a pitch on his lower leg. The veteran outfielder sports a .317/.383/.385 batting line with two homers and 12 steals this season.
Jun 23 - 6:17 PM

Nori Aoki (leg) is hopeful that he'll be able to return to the Giants starting lineup on Tuesday.

Aoki could also be available off the bench as a pinch-hitter on Sunday. He was removed from Saturday's game after getting hit by a pitch on his lower leg. It sounds as though he should be good to go after the team's off day on Monday.
Jun 21 - 7:45 PM

Nori Aoki is not in the Giants starting lineup for Sunday night's game against the Dodgers.

Aoki left Saturday's game with a bruised lower leg after he was hit by a Carlos Frias offering. He's considered day-to-day. Brandon Belt will get a rare start in left field in his absence.
Jun 21 - 5:16 PM

Nori Aoki left Saturday's game against the Dodgers with a bruised lower leg.

He couldn't get out of the way of a pitch from Carlos Frias in the first inning. Aoki stayed in to run the bases but was replaced in left field the following inning. Justin Maxwell entered the game in right field while Gregor Blanco took over in left.
Jun 20 - 7:45 PM

Nori Aoki went 4-for-5 and scored a pair of runs on Wednesday as the Giants topped the Mets.

Aoki has opened up June with a seven-game hitting streak, picking his OPS back up over .800. He led off the game with a single and scored on Joe Panik's home run, then singled and scored in the ninth as well. The outfielder has been fantastic atop the Giants' lineup, batting .333/.402/.413 with 12 stolen bases and 29 runs scored.
Jun 10 - 10:36 PM

Nori Aoki went 2-for-5 with a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

Aoki has been on a tear of late, going 11-for-26 (.423) with five runs scored in a six-game hitting streak. The streak has raised his overall line to .323/.394/.405, and his 12 steals are sixth-best in the National League. He's currently third in voting among outfielders in the NL, and the 33-year-old could be looking at his first All-Star game appearance.
Jun 9 - 10:38 PM

Nori Aoki finished 3-for-3 with two RBI in the Giants' 7-5 defeat of the Phillies on Saturday.

Aoki scored the game's first run in the top of the first inning when he drew a hit-by-pitch off Severino Gonzalez and then raced home on an Angel Pagan RBI single. Aoki drove home two runs on a single of his own in the top of the third, contributing to a four-run frame for San Francisco. Aoki has an impressive .324/.398/.410 slash line in 54 games this season.
Jun 6 - 6:38 PM

Nori Aoki finished 2-for-4 with a run scored on Thursday versus the Braves.

Aoki has five straight multi-hit games and a six-game hit streak overall. With the way he's hitting, the Giants won't be able to pull him out of the lineup or the leadoff slot. Aoki is slashing .326/.398/.418 with 11 steals, the latter good for fourth in the NL.
May 29 - 1:33 AM

Nori Aoki had a huge day against the Brewers on Monday, going 4-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, a walk, two runs scored, and a stolen base.

Aoki filled up the box score against his former team, hitting a solo homer in the third inning -- his second home run of the season -- and an RBI single in the sixth along the way. He's done a nice job as San Francisco's leadoff man, batting .312 with a .391 on-base percentage over 44 games.
May 25 - 5:50 PM

Nori Aoki finished 3-for-6 with three RBI in the Giants' 9-8 win over the Reds on Sunday.

Aoki hit a two-RBI single and stole a base in the top of the second, a one-RBI infield single in the top of the seventh, and then added his third single of the game in the top of the ninth. He entered the four-game series in Cincinnati in a bit of a slump but went on to tally five hits in 10 at-bats. Aoki is slashing .291/.367/.378 with 12 RBI and 16 runs scored in 38 games this season for San Francisco.
May 17 - 5:20 PM

Nori Aoki is not in the Giants' lineup Friday for the second straight game.

It appears this is just an extended break for the slumping Aoki, who is batting just .176/.263/.206 over his last nine games. Gregor Blanco is in left field Friday in his place.
Source: MLBlogs.com
May 15 - 3:11 PM

Nori Aoki is not in the Giants' starting lineup Thursday night versus the Reds.

Gregor Blanco will lead off and start in left field. It's just a day of rest for Aoki, who should be back in action Friday for the second game of a four-game set.
May 14 - 3:18 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Joaquin Arias
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Nori Aoki
2Ryan Lollis
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
RF1Hunter Pence
2Justin Maxwell
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Ryan Vogelsong
7Chris Heston
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Hunter Strickland
9Josh Osich