Nori Aoki LF/RF SF 5 days ago

San Francisco Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki was officially activated from the disabled list on Monday after recovering from a broken leg, according to the team's official website. Aoki has not played since June 20 after breaking his fibula when he was hit by a pitch, but he is back in the lineup on Monday after being medically cleared.

Nori Aoki LF/RF SF 6 days ago

Kansas City Royals outfielder Norichika Aoki will likely return from a leg injury for Monday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers, according to CSN Bay Area. Aoki started a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.

Nori Aoki LF/RF SF 1 week ago

San Francisco Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki is likely to play at least two more rehab games before potentially returning from a leg injury, according to CSN Bay Area. Earlier reports had indicated Aoki could play as early as Friday, though it now appears as though he will not return until the early portion of next week.

Nori Aoki LF/RF SF 3 weeks ago

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that Aoki (leg) could be back in two weeks, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Aoki was reportedly spotted without his protective walking boot Friday, just a little over two weeks after he was diagnosed with a fractured fibula. Bochy suggested the outfielder may not even need a minor league rehab assignment, pointing to Hunter Pence's ability to hit the ground running without a rehab assignment as an example of why it may not be necessary.

Nori Aoki LF/RF SF 3 weeks ago

Aoki (leg) is out of his cast and has progressed to wearing a walking boot.

It's a step in the right direction for Aoki, who his recovering from a fractured leg, but he's still a ways away from returning to game activity. He'll continue to rehab during the All-Star break, but it seems unlikely he'll be ready to play before the end of the month.

Nori Aoki LF/RF SF 1 month ago

Aoki (leg) was placed on the DL on Wednesday.

Aoki was diagnosed with a fractured fibula earlier in the day, and he'll land on the disabled list, as expected. The team is yet to provide a return timetable, but Aoki figures to remain out well beyond the requisite 15 days.

Nori Aoki LF/RF SF 1 month ago

Aoki suffered a fractured leg in Saturday's game and will likely land on the disabled list, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Aoki's injury occurred when he was hit by a pitch Saturday, causing him to exit the game. He was originally slated to rejoin the lineup Tuesday, but was scratched because of the issue, and now the extent has been revealed. A clear timetable hasn't been set at this point, but it will likely cost him a few weeks at a minimum.

Nori Aoki LF/RF SF 1 month ago

Aoki (leg) has been scratched from Tuesday's starting lineup, Chris Haft of MLB.com reports.

Manager Bruce Bochy included Aoki in his initial lineup, but it seems the outfielder didn't respond especially well to his pre-game activity. Gregor Blanco will step into the lineup to replace Aoki, who suffered a lower-leg contusion as a result of a HBP on Saturday.

Nori Aoki LF/RF SF 1 month ago

Aoki (leg) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Padres, Carl Steward of the Bay Area New Group reports.

The 33-year-old suffered a lower-leg contusion Saturday after being hit by a pitch, but he was able to run on the field prior to Tuesday's game and convince manager Bruce Bochy that he's good to go. Aoki is 23-for-68 (.338 average) so far in June, but he's gone 16 straight games without an extra-base hit and he's stolen just one base so far this month.

Nori Aoki LF/RF SF 1 month ago

Aoki (leg) may be able to pinch-hit in Sunday night's game against the Dodgers, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Aoki is out of the lineup after suffering a leg contusion Saturday, but Giants manager Bruce Bochy hopes the outfielder can rejoin the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres. If he's able to pinch-hit Sunday night, Aoki should have a good chance to return Tuesday, following a day off.