The Giants reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year/$4 million deal with Nori Aoki last Friday.
The deal could reach $5.5 million based on potential performance bonuses, according to the report.
"Aoki is a guy who puts the bat on the ball," Giants broadcaster Mike Krukow told KNBR 680-AM on Monday morning. "He's very, very unique in his approach. Like a lot of Asian hitters, very flat swing and uses the oppoosite field beautifully and I think he's a very difficult guy to pitch to because of that.
"He's not an easy guy to strike out, so in situations where you want to get a guy over or get a guy in, he's built for that ... Aoki is a guy who keeps the line moving and Bochy likes guys like that -- guys that can get up there and get a walk, get a knock, use the whole field, you can't cheat on him defensively..."
Aoki, 33, hit .285 with a .349 on-base percentage over 132 games for the Royals last season -- his third in the majors.
The 33-year old registered just one hit and two walks in 16 World Series plate appearances against the Giants last year.
Aoki spent the first two seasons of his MLB career with the Brewers, and placed fifth in the 2012 National League Rookie of the Year voting.
"He's a good player and another guy that will add to rallies and keep things going. In that regard, I really like him."