The Mariners sign Nori Aoki


Jon Heyman just reported that the Mariners have agreed to sign outfielder Nori Aoki.

Aoki, who turns 34 in January, played with the Giants this past season. He finished the year with a line of .287/.353/.380 with 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 due to lingering concussion symptoms after being hit in the head with a pitch.

He had a $5.5 million option for 2016 which the Giants declined in early November. The terms of the Mariners deal are not yet known.