Mariners Sign Norichika Aoki to One-Year Deal
The Seattle Mariners have signed free agent outfielder Norichika Aoki to a one-year deal, as reported by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Breaking: mariners agree to deal with free-agent OF Norichika Aoki. story on @CBSSports
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 2, 2015
The deal is said to have an option as well.
Aoki is an above average hitter. In 2015 he hit .287 in 355 AB’s before his season ended early with a concussion. He also has speed, and a good eye at the plate. There is no doubt Aoki is an upgrade for the Seattle Mariners in the outfield.
Aoki is another part of Jerry Dipoto’s effort to put together a more athletic team.