Nori Aoki
LF/CF SEA
1 week ago

Aoki is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Blue Jays, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

J.A. Happ, a southpaw, is set to take the mound for Toronto, so the Mariners are opting to start Guillermo Heredia in left field and get an extra righty in their lineup. With Aaron Sanchez scheduled to start Wednesday, look for Aoki to return to his usual spot for Seattle's series finale against Toronto.

Nori Aoki
LF/CF SEA
2 weeks ago

Aoki reached base four times Saturday with a walk and three hits, including a double.

EDGE Analysis

Aoki is swinging a hot bat. In his last eight games since he returned from Triple-A, he has 12 hits in 30 at-bats (.400) with two homers, three doubles and a stole base. In his last 22 games, he's batting .389/.443/.583. He'll continue to see plenty of at-bats against right-handers in the M's outfield.

Nori Aoki
LF/CF SEA
2 weeks ago

Aoki homered and walked in a 2-for-3 game with three runs scored Tuesday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Aoki has a five-game hitting streak that now includes two doubles, two homers and five RBI. He appears to have worked himself back into the lineup since being recalled from Triple-A on September 6, as he has started five straight games and has proven more reliable than options like Ben Gamel and Shawn O'Malley.

Nori Aoki
LF/CF SEA
2 weeks ago

Aoki stroked a bases-loaded single to plate two runs Monday in a win at the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Aoki has swung the bat much better lately than he did earlier in the season. In his last 18 games he has 22 hits in 59 at-bats (.373) with a .422 OBP, seven doubles and a home run. That stretch was interrupted by 10 days at Triple-A because of a roster-construction issue, but he picked up where he left off after his return Sept. 6. The Mariners have a crowded outfield with four left-handers and switch hitter, but Aoki should continue to get at-bats against right-handers.

Nori Aoki
LF/CF SEA
3 weeks ago

Aoki will leadoff and start in left field Sunday against the Athletics, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Aoki will be making his third start in a row after collecting four hits in nine at-bats in the preceding two contests. The 34-year-old has had a down season with a .269 average and a 6-for-15 success rate on stolen-base attempts, but he seems poised to assume the bulk of the starts in left field over the remainder of the campaign.

Nori Aoki
LF/CF SEA
3 weeks ago

The Mariners recalled Aoki from Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Aoki is rejoining the big league squad after spending nearly two weeks with Tacoma. His .679 OPS with the Mariners this season is serviceable, but the fact he has been optioned multiple times this season, including his recent demotion, signals that he will work in a reserve role the rest of the season.

Nori Aoki
LF/CF SEA
1 month ago

Aoki was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma after Friday's game, the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Since coming back from Triple-A on July 20, Aoki batted .316/.362/.429 with nine doubles, a triple, 11 runs and two stole bases. Almost all of his at-bats, though, came against right-handers (85 of 98) as he's been futile against left-handers this year (.207/.277/.228). In the next 10 days, the Mariners are scheduled to face six left-handed starters, which meant he'd be mostly sitting. So, the Mariners decided to use his roster spot to add a bullpen arm. Expect Aoki to be back in a couple weeks.

Nori Aoki
LF/CF SEA
1 month ago

Aoki is out of the lineup Friday against the White Sox, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the left-handed Chris Sale taking the mound for the White Sox, Aoki will head to the bench as Guillermo Heredia starts in left field. Aoki has increased his production at the plate recently, having posted a .370/.420/.478 line over the last 14 days.

Nori Aoki
LF/CF SEA
1 month ago

Aoki is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, according to Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune.

EDGE Analysis

Aoki started the last three games in left field, will be held out Tuesday in favor of Guillermo Heredia with manager Scott Servais looking to get more right-handed hitters in the lineup against Yankees southpaw CC Sabathia.

Nori Aoki
LF/CF SEA
1 month ago

Aoki had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in two runs Saturday in a win against the Brewers as he continues to swing a hot bat.

EDGE Analysis

Since coming back from a demotion to Triple-A on July 20, Aoki is batting .325/.355/.446 with with nine extra-base hits and two steals. He's also had five three-hit games in that span. The Mariners are doing what they can do limit his exposure to left-handed pitching, and Aoki seems to be thriving in a platoon role.