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.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 07:06:10 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Norichika Aoki (groin) could return before or right after the All-Star break.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 13:40:00 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Norichika Aoki (groin) will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Northwest Arkansas this week.
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 18:24:59 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Norichika Aoki (groin) said he is making good progress in his recovery from a groin injury. He is expected to go on a rehab assignment before he returns but there is no timetable for that at this point.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:45:22 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Norichika Aoki (groin) isn't expected to rejoin the club on their current road trip, per manager Ned Yost.
Fantasy Tip: The last game of the road trip is Wednesday, July 9, so he may return next week, at earliest. But he's in jeopardy of losing playing time to Jarrod Dyson anyway.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:15:59 -0700
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said the plan at this point is for OF Norichika Aoki (groin) to return the starting lineup when he comes off the 15-day disabled list, but Yost indicated the plan could change when Aoki is healed. Aoki could be part of a platoon with OF Jarrod Dyson when he returns, because he hits better against left-handed pitchers than he does right-handed pitchers.
Sat, 21 Jun 2014 08:03:53 -0700
The Kansas City Royals have placed OF Norichika Aoki (groin) on the 15-day disabled list because of a groin injury. The team has also purchased the contract of OF Justin Maxwell from Triple-A Omaha.
Fantasy Tip: With Aoki out, Jarrod Dyson probably will receive most of the time in the outfield until Aoki returns. Dyson could be a decent short-term option for owners in deeper leagues.