Baseball Nori Aoki watched the Giants celebrate a World Series championship on his home diamond, Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, last October. Seems he didn't hold it against them, because on Friday, the 33-
夜网论坛 year-old outfielder signed a one-year, $4.7 million deal with San Francisco. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the contract features a $5.5 million club option, $1.5 million in performance bonuses, and also contains a buyout clause. MORE: Aoki was No. 4 on SN's list of top remaining free agentsThe Giants have Aoki targeted to play left field, a spot is currently occupied by Gregor Blanco (.257/.344/.344). Aoki can also play center and right, if needed. Aoki has batted an underrated .287/.353/.387 in three seasons with the Royals and Brewers after spending eight seasons in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball league, where he was a seven-time All-Star and boasted a batting average of .329.Aoki was on the radar of the Orioles, who were looking to replace right fielder and leadoff hitter Nick Markakis, who signed with the Braves.