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Norichika Aoki 'just happy' for chance

Updated: January 20, 2012, 10:47 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Even with a significant cut in salary, Japanese outfielder Norichika Aoki is pleased to be a Milwaukee Brewer.

"I'm just happy to get the opportunity to play in the major leagues," Aoki said at a news conference Friday. "It's something that has been a dream of mine for quite some time."

The Brewers signed Aoki on Tuesday to a two-year deal with a club option for 2014. The deal is reported to be worth $2.25 million plus incentives. Aoki made $4.2 million last season with the ...

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