Nori Aoki
OF FA
3 weeks ago

Aoki was released by the Mets on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Aoki, who is arbitration eligible, would have been due a sizable salary, so the Mets decided to part ways with the 35-year-old and search elsewhere for outfield help. He spent time with the Astros, Blue Jays and Mets last season, compiling a .277/.335/.393 line with five homers and 10 stolen bases in 110 games (274 plate appearances). Aoki will now hit free agency and search for a new destination.

Nori Aoki
OF FA
2 months ago

Aoki is out of the lineup against the Braves on Wednesday, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports.

EDGE Analysis

Aoki will receive a typical day off following 10 starts in the last 11 games, including an 0-for-3 day at the plate Tuesday. Travis Taijeron will take over in right field in his absence, while batting seventh in the order.

Nori Aoki
OF FA
2 months ago

Aoki is not in the starting nine for Friday's game against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

Aoki retreats to the bench for the series opener following five straight starts in right field. Travis Taijeron will take his place while batting seventh in the order.

Nori Aoki
OF FA
3 months ago

Aoki will start in right field and bat second Monday against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Season-ending injuries to Michael Conforto (shoulder) and Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) have thinned the ranks in the outfield, allowing Aoki to emerge as the Mets' preferred option in right field over Travis Taijeron. Aoki, who signed with the Mets on Saturday in the wake of the injuries depleting their depth, will draw his third consecutive start after impressing in his first two appearances with the club with four hits and two RBI over nine at-bats. Since Aoki is a 35-year-old player bound for free agency this winter, the Mets don't have much of a commitment to getting him regular at-bats, so if his offense ends up slumping later in September, Taijeron could get another look in an everyday role.

Nori Aoki
OF FA
3 months ago

Aoki will start in right field and lead off in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Astros, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 35-year-old will make his debut with the Mets, his third different team this season, after being released by the Blue Jays earlier in the week. Aoki hasn't done much of note this season, but he can still hit at a useful clip and he figures to play at least semi-regularly with both Michael Conforto (shoulder) and Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) out for the rest of the year.

Nori Aoki
OF FA
3 months ago

Aoki signed with the Mets on Saturday, and will join the team in Houston this weekend, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With New York's outfield in a state of flux for the time being as both Michael Conforto (shoulder) and Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) are going to miss the rest of the season, Aoki figures to see a decent amount of action moving forward. He is also under team control through 2018, so this gives the Mets a little more wiggle-room as to how they want to shape their outfield next season. During 83 big-league games between Toronto and Houston this year, Aoki hit .274/.319/.402 with five home runs and 27 RBI.

Nori Aoki
OF FA
3 months ago

Aoki was released by the Blue Jays on Tuesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Aoki, who was designated for assignment earlier in the week, is now free to sign anywhere. The 35-year-old is slashing .274/.319/.402 with five homers and five stolen bases in 83 games this season. Given his previous big-league experience, Aoki should have no problem catching on elsewhere as a reserve outfield option.

Nori Aoki
OF FA
3 months ago

Aoki was designated for assignment Monday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Aoki went 3-for-4 with a home run Sunday against the Twins, the Blue Jays opted to designate him for assignment. Since being acquired by Toronto on July 31, Aoki has played in just 12 games. Over said games he went 9-for-32 (.281) with eight RBI. In a corresponding move, Leonel Campos was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo.

Nori Aoki
OF FA
3 months ago

Aoki is starting in left field and batting eighth Sunday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Sunday will mark Aoki's second start in the team's last 11 games. The 35-year-old's playing time has been cut into since going just 3-for-17 (.176) over his first eight contests with the Jays. With Aoki in the lineup, Steve Pearce hits the bench for his weekly day of rest.

Nori Aoki
OF FA
3 months ago

Aoki (illness) is batting atop of the order and playing in right field for Thursday's series finale against Tampa Bay, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Aoki has been battling an illness for the better part of the last week, but he's set to make his first start since Aug. 9 for Thursday's contest. Since July 25, Aoki has played in just nine of 21 possible games, and is hitting .143/.174/.286 during that span.