Mariners reach agreement on deal with outfielder Nori Aoki
SEATTLE — Free agent outfielder Nori Aoki and the Seattle Mariners have agreed on a deal for the 2016 season pending a physical, according to two people with knowledge of the deal.
The people spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been finalized or signed. The (Tacoma) News Tribune and CBS Sports first reported the agreement.
Aoki is coming off an injury-filled 2015 season with the San Francisco Giants that will lead to an extensive medical review by the Mariners.
Aoki was limited to 93 games due to a broken right leg and a severe concussion in the second half of the season. San Francisco, which turned down a $5.5 million option on Aoki last month, said Aoki was healthy and the injuries did not play a role in the decision to decline the option.