Nori Aoki
LF/CF SEA
40 minutes ago

Aoki went 3-for-6 with a pair of RBI singles and two runs in Saturday's 14-5 victory over the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran oufielder plated Leonys Martin with a fourth-inning infield single, and brought home Chris Iannetta with a sixth-inning hit as well. Aoki has hit safely in all three games since being recalled from Triple-A Tacoma, going 6-for-15 with a double, triple, two RBI and three runs.

Nori Aoki
LF/CF SEA
4 days ago

Aoki was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

One of a series of Mariners moves Wednesday, Aoki will join Mike Zunino in coming up from Tacoma, while Felix Hernandez also rejoins the team from the disabled list. In corresponding moves, the M's optioned all three of David Rollins, Jesus Sucre, and Daniel Robertson back to Triple-A. Aoki has made 67 appearances for Seattle on the season, slashing .245/.323/.313 with 11 RBI.

Nori Aoki
LF/CF SEA
1 month ago

Aoki was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Mariners made a flurry of roster moves Friday to help replenish a depleted pitching staff. Aoki, who has slashed .234/.300/.250 in June, was one of the casualties alongside Tom Wilhelmsen. Furthermore, Aoki is reportedly dealing with a foot injury, so it's possible that he wouldn't have been in the Mariners lineup for the coming days regardless of his recent performance. Once his foot heals and he begins to click at Triple-A, Aoki figures to rejoin the big league club in the coming weeks.

Nori Aoki
LF/CF SEA
1 month ago

Aoki could go on the disabled list with a foot injury or be optioned to the minors as the Mariners need to open a roster spot for fresh pitchers, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Aoki "has been limping around the clubhouse in recent days after fouling a ball off of his foot." Aoki is also struggling massively against left-handed pitching (.177/.244/.190). He usually sits against lefties, but that puts stress on the roster as bench player Shawn O'Malley gets more at-bats or Nelson Cruz has to play in the field. Sending Aoki to Triple-A to get healthy and work on batting against southpaws wouldn't be the worst thing.

Nori Aoki
LF/CF SEA
1 month ago

Aoki is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

After starting the previous five games, Aoki will hit the bench with lefty David Price on the mound for the opposition. Shawn O'Malley will serve as Aoki's de facto replacement, starting in left field and batting ninth in the lineup.

Nori Aoki
LF/CF SEA
1 month ago

Aoki is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

There's usually only two spots for three outfielders most games between Aoki, Seth Smith, and Franklin Gutierrez, and Aoki hasn't made a compelling case for increased at-bats with an uninspiring .240 average and 4-for-11 mark on stolen-base attempts on the season. Both Aoki and Smith will sit Sunday with a lefty on the mound in Cole Hamels for the opposition, but don't be surprised if Aoki starts riding the pine more often against righties, too.

Nori Aoki
LF/CF SEA
2 months ago

Aoki is out of the lineup Saturday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Aoki has not been part of the Mariners' platoon-heavy approach recently, but he'll sit Saturday with lefty Martin Perez starting for the Rangers. Shawn O'Malley will start in center field and lead off Saturday.

Nori Aoki
LF/CF SEA
2 months ago

Aoki is back in the starting lineup Sunday against the Reds, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

EDGE Analysis

Aoki has been held out of the lineup in back-to-back games, but will return to the starting left field role Sunday afternoon. He'll need to pick it up at the plate soon, however, as a .613 season OPS could soon cause him to lost playing time to the likes of Franklin Gutierrez.

Nori Aoki
LF/CF SEA
2 months ago

Aoki is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rays, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Aoki is hitting just .229, and the Mariners are trotting out a righty-heavy lineup against southpaw Drew Smyly, so the outfielder will head to the bench. Franklin Gutierrez will get the start in left field in his place and bat second Tuesday.

Nori Aoki
LF/CF SEA
3 months ago

Aoki got on base four of his five times up Thursday against the Astros, knocking two singles, drawing two walks and scoring two runs. He was, however, also caught stealing on his only attempt.

EDGE Analysis

A horrid start to the year has given way to more typical Aoki production, as he's hit safely in six straight and drawn a spectacular 12 walks in his last 10 games. The Japanese outfielder's outstanding plate discipline should help him end up hitting over .280 again -- as he's done in each of his four MLB seasons -- but with his speed fading (just two steals in six tries), his fantasy relevance is as well.