Some positive news for the Giants’ battered outfield from CSNBayArea.com’s Alex Pavlovic …
One bit of good news: Aoki hasn’t had any issues while on concussion DL, hopes to return Thursday. Outfield certainly needs him.
— Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) August 18, 2015
Aoki was struck on the front of his batting helmet last Sunday by a Jake Arrieta pitch. He tried to return to action a few days later against the Astros but had to exit that game after experiencing lightheadedness.
The 33-year-old has been an important presence at the top of the Giants’ lineup this season, batting .302 with a .368 on-base percentage across 338 plate appearances. Aoki signed a one-year, $4.7 million free agent contract with San Francisco over the winter. That deal carries a $5.5 million club option for 2016.