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New York Mets sign Nori Aoki

Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Norichika Aoki (23) hits a ground ball pop-up only to be caught out at first base during first inning AL MLB baseball action against the Tampa Bay Rays, in Toronto on August 16, 2017. Outfielder Nori Aoki agreed to a contract with the New York Mets on Saturday and was expected to join the team before its game at Houston. Aoki had a $5.5 million, one-year contract and was released Tuesday by Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
September 02, 2017 - 11:44 AM

HOUSTON - Outfielder Nori Aoki agreed to a contract with the New York Mets on Saturday and was expected to join the team before its game at Houston.

Aoki had a $5.5 million, one-year contract and was released Tuesday by Toronto. The Mets pay just a prorated share of the $535,000 major league minimum, which comes to $87,705.

Aoki hit .274 with 13 doubles, two triples, five homers and 27 RBIs in 83 games for Houston and Toronto, which acquired the 35-year-old in July as part of the trade sending pitcher Francisco Liriano to the Astros.

Aoki has a .285 average with 128 doubles, 33 homers and 211 RBIs during a big league career that has included stops in for Milwaukee, Kansas City, San Francisco and Seattle.

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