Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:12:59 -0800
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon expects newcomer OF Norichika Aoki to fill the leadoff role, and manager Ned Yost has already indicated Gordon will be moving down to fifth. "We're going to iron that out in spring training," Gordon said. "But as of right now (Aoki) looks like a solid leadoff hitter. He's not going to strike out - I did a lot and that's not typical of a leadoff hitter. He gets on base, he walks, he slaps the ball around. He's kind of the typical leadoff guy."
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:12:17 -0800
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon is likely headed out of the leadoff spot and to the fifth spot following the acquisition of OF Norichika Aoki. "You never know what's going to happen with injuries (or) how people are going to play," Gordon said. "We're going to iron all that out in spring training." Manager Ned Yost has said Gordon will fall into the fifth spot behind 2B Omar Infante, 1B Eric Hosmer and DH Billy Butler.
Fantasy Tip: A move for Gordon to the fifth spot will provide many more RBI opportunities. His runs scored might take a hit, but his power numbers should rise. His fantasy appeal is on the way up batting in the middle of the order.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 08:07:07 -0800
The Kansas City Royals acquired OF Norichika Aoki from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for SP Will Smith.
Fantasy Tip: Aoki followed his good rookie season with a solid sophomore campaign in '13. He averaged nine homers, 43.5 RBIs, 80.5 runs and 25 steals in his first two seasons. He may lose some power in Kauffman Stadium, but his steals and run potential make him a solid outfielder to round out your fantasy lineup. Smith is a very good left-handed pitching prospect that could have a chance to crack the Brewers' rotation in 2014. The 23-year-old struck out 100 batters in 89 innings in a breakout season Triple-A last year. He's worth a look in NL-only leagues and could prove to be a solid addition with further development.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:52:57 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers exercised OF Norichika Aoki's 2014 option that's worth just shy of $2 million Tuesday, Oct. 29. He hit .287 with a .356 on-base percentage, 18 home runs, 50 stolen bases and 161 runs scored in his first 306 games in the majors. Incentives could push his pay next year to over $3 million.
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:02:20 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers OF Carlos Gomez (knee) is returning to the lineup Friday, Aug. 23, for the first time since spraining his right knee Aug. 15. OF Norichika Aoki (knee) is also back after missing the game Wednesday, Aug. 21, with patellar tendonitis.
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:35:16 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers OF Norichika Aoki (knee) is out of the lineup with a sore knee Wednesday, Aug. 21.
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 17:06:33 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers OF Norichika Aoki hit the 100th home run of his career Sunday, July 28, against the Colorado Rockies. That total includes 84 homers from when he was in Japan. Three of his 16 homers in the majors have come against Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin.
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 08:24:43 -0700
The Texas Rangers have expressed interest in Milwaukee Brewers OF Norichika Aoki in talks about SP Yovani Gallardo.
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:27:30 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers OF Norichika Aoki (elbow) was out of the lineup Wednesday, July 10, against the Cincinnati Reds due to left elbow tightness, but he is expected to return Thursday, July 11, for the series opener on the road against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:49:53 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers OF Norichika Aoki (elbow) was scratched from the lineup with left elbow tightness Tuesday, July 9. OF Logan Schafer is playing right field.