Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:28:59 -0800
Free-agent OF Norichika Aoki (Royals) could be a decent fallback option for the Kansas City Royals if they miss out on free-agent OF Torii Hunter (Tigers).
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:08:49 -0800
Free-agent OFs Norichika Aoki (Royals) and Michael Morse (Giants) are on the Cincinnati Reds' radar as they search for outfielders in the offseason.
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19:17:18 -0800
Free-agent OF Norichika Aoki (Royals) is on the list of offseason targets, general manager Walt Jocketty confirmed Friday, Nov. 7.
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 13:50:00 -0800
Free-agent OF Norichika Aoki (Royals) is expected to receive interest from the Chicago White Sox this offseason.
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:17:19 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Norichika Aoki and DH Billy Butler will be in the starting lineup for Game 6 of the World Series, according to manager Ned Yost.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:00:08 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Jarrod Dyson is in the starting lineup in Game 3 of the World Series in place of OF Norichika Aoki.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:46:51 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks may be looking for someone with a good bat that can get on base this offseason, as management has expressed a desire to jump start the offense. Speculation is players like Seattle Mariners OF Chris Denorfia or Kansas City Royals OF Norichika Aoki could fit the bill.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:13:29 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Norichika Aoki went 2-for-3 against Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir Wednesday, Aug. 13, and he raised his average to .358 against lefties this year.
Fantasy Tip: Believe it or not, Aoki is hitting for a better average against southpaws (.315) in his career than against righties (.270). Keep that in mind when playing the matchups with Aoki in daily leagues.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:41:13 -0700
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals OF Norichika Aoki (groin) has officially been activated from the disabled list Friday, July 11. In a corresponding move, 2B Christian Colon was optioned to Triple-A Omaha.
Fantasy Tip: Aoki is in the lineup tonight, but he might be involved in a platoon in right field after the All-Star break when Alex Gordon (wrist) returns, since Lorenzo Cain and Jarrod Dyson have been playing so well. A platoon situation for Aoki should limit his ownership to AL-only and deep mixed leagues.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:15:30 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Norichika Aoki (groin) is batting leadoff and playing right field Friday, July 11, against the Detroit Tigers.
Fantasy Tip: Return Aoki to your lineups in AL-only formats, but he'll face stingy Anibal Sanchez, so it isn't an ideal matchup. He has mixed league potential but hasn't had a great start in Kansas City and will likely split time with Jarrod Dyson, at least initially.