SFG: San Francisco Giants: Aoki or Blanco in Left Field?

Oct 5, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals right fielder Nori Aoki (23) prior to game three of the 2014 ALDS baseball playoff game against the Los Angels Angels at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 5, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals right fielder Nori Aoki (23) prior to game three of the 2014 ALDS baseball playoff game against the Los Angels Angels at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants have reportedly agreed to terms today on a two-year, $7.5 million contract with Gregor Blanco. With this new contract, Blanco avoids arbitration and is set to make $3.6 million in 2015 and $3.9 million in 2016.

In addition to this new deal with Blanco, the Giants also signed Nori Aoki on Friday to a one-year, $4 million deal with the possibility for $1.5 million in performance bonuses. The deal also includes a $5.5 million option for the 2016 season.

With these signings, the Giants appear to be done with their left field search. Aoki could be the starting left fielder as of now, but it’s also quite possible that Bruce Bochy decides to implement some sort of left field platoon with these two outfielders, as one is more defensive-minded and one is more offensive-minded.

Click here to read the rest of the story at Golden Gate Sports.

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