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NORICHIKA AOKI RUMORS

White Sox interested in Norichika Aoki

The Chicago White Sox are one team who could make a play for outfielder Norichika Aoki this offseason, should he leave the Kansas City Royals as a free agent. Nick Carfado expects the White Sox to make a play for Aoki who hit .285/.349/.360 for the Royals this season. Such a move would require the team to trade Dayan Vicideo or at the very least move him to the designated hitter...
Via Tireball.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

No Joke: Aoki Is On Fire

If I would have told that Norichika Aoki would break a Royals record at the beginning of the season…..well I wouldn’t have, so don’t worry about it.The fact is, an offseason trade acquisition by Dayton Moore is one of the hottest hitters in all of baseball. He has been the lone consistent bright spot over the last few games, accounting for nearly half of the hits the Royals...
Via Pine Tar Press
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

One Man’s Trash: Aoki Dokey

After a disappointing first half Norichika Aoki has really turned it on, resulting in a +46% spike in ownership which made him this week's most added player. Most fantasy owners invested in the Royals' outfielder expecting a high average, lots of runs scored, and a steals total somewhere in the twenties. But prior to the All-Star break, Aoki was hitting a ho-hum .260...
Via Razzball
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Nori Aoki will start rehab Monday

Kansas City Royals outfielder Nori Aoki will begin a rehab stint with Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Monday, reports Andy McCullough of The Kansas City Star. Nori Aoki is headed to NWA for a rehab stint starting tomorrow.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) July 6, 2014 By Keith Allison on Flickr (Originally posted to Flickr as "Norichika Aoki") [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http:...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Yadier Molina hits Norichika Aoki in head with throw

This is one of the more odd, more frightening things we’ve seen in awhile. Two pitches into Thursday’s Cardinals-Royals game, after Michael Wacha threw a ball to Norichika Aoki, Yadier Molina’s throw back to Wacha smashed Aoki in the head. It was clearly a freak accident, as neither Molina or Aoki did anything that wasn’t normal. Regardless, it’s pretty scary – there...
Via The Outside Corner
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Norichika Aoki Proving His Worth to Kansas City Royals

by John Viril— New RF Norichika Aoki showed Kansas City Royals fans why GM Dayton Moore traded for him this winter in Saturday’s 4-3 victory over the visiting White Sox.  Aoki is the first prototypical lead-off hitter the team has had since Coco Crisp tore his rotator cuff early in the 2009 season. Aoki put his full talents on display Saturday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium with...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Norichika is 'Aoki Dokie' and so is the Royals' bullpen in home opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- What the Royals' 7-5 win over the White Sox in the Kauffman Stadium home opener lacked in grace it certainly made up for in terms of necessity. With the home folks a little skittish after the Royals suffered back-to-back walk-off losses in Detroit, the Royals took care of business at home with a 13-hit effort that likely eased concerns. 3 UP THE CLOSER(S)...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Aoki gives Kansas City Royals a true leadoff hitter

The Royals may have found their leadoff hitter for 2014. Kansas City swung a deal this week, sending left-handed pitcher Will Smith to Milwaukee in exchange for Norichika Aoki. With Alex Gordon hitting in the leadoff spot for most of the season in 2013, the Royals struggled to get prototypical production from that spot in the lineup. In 2013, Royals’ leadoff hitters ranked in...
Via i70baseball
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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