Giants plan to pick up Nori Aoki’s $5.5 million option

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Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Giants are planning to pick up Nori Aoki‘s $5.5 million option for the 2016 season. That, of course, will be the case as long as Aoki makes progress from the concussion he suffered when he was hit in the head by a Jake Arrieta pitch in August.

Aoki, who turns 34 in January, finished the season with a .287/.353/.380 triple-slash line, five home runs, 26 RBI, and 14 stolen bases in 392 plate appearances. He last started a game on August 31, making only two pinch-hit appearances in early September before the Giants shut him down for the remainder of the season.