Friday, January 16, 2015

Aoki in the Orange and Black

This looks like a decent signing for the Orange and Black; the front office certainly got a close look at him during the World Series. 

Per --

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 $700,000 buyout, according to CBS Sports and the San Francisco Chronicle. The incentives could take the deal up to $12.5 million. The club has not confirmed the deal.
Aoki, 33, joins Angel Pagan and Hunter Pence in San Francisco's starting outfield, while Gregor Blanco moves to a backup role.
Aoki has been remarkably consistent in his three Major League seasons since coming over from Japan, hitting .288 in 2012, .286 in 2013 and .285 last season. He spent his first two years with the Brewers before playing a key role last season for the American League-champion Royals.


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