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Travis Ishikawa | First Baseman

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/24/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Travis Ishikawa (back) suffered a setback during his rehab assignment.
He's in San Francisco to receive treatment on the back, and no new timetable has been established for his return. It was expected to be a short stay on the disabled list for Ishikawa, but this obviously throws a wrench in those plans. Apr 22 - 8:10 PM

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Travis Ishikawa (back) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday.

Ishikawa is only expected to need a couple of games to get his timing back and then should rejoin the Giants bench after a minimal stint on the disabled list. It's unfortunate that he's been sidelined at the same time as Brandon Belt or he could've found his way into additional playing time.
Apr 10 - 9:03 PM

Travis Ishikawa (back) hopes to play in extended spring training games on Wednesday and Friday.

Ishikawa admitted that his back bothered him throughout spring training, as he thinks he could have hurt it during the postseason last year. However, he's feeling much better now and it sounds like his disabled list stint could be a short one.
Apr 6 - 7:57 PM

Giants placed INF/OF Travis Ishikawa on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 30, with a lower back strain.

A recent MRI showed no serious issues, but the veteran is still very sore and wasn't able to get enough at-bats to be ready for the regular season. He should be able to rejoin the team in mid-April.
Apr 5 - 4:15 PM

Travis Ishikawa (back) will likely start the season on the disabled list.

"He’s still pretty sore," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "The DL is a possibility, no question. This has put him behind and we’ll leave him behind so if he can get at-bats, he’ll do it here (in minor league games)." An MRI on Ishikawa's back showed nothing serious, but it just appears to be a time crunch at this point. He shouldn't be sidelined for long.
Apr 1 - 7:27 PM

An MRI on Travis Ishikawa's back came back negative.

Ishikawa had to be lifted from Sunday's game after his back tightened up on him, but it appears he'll be fine. He's expected to return to game action on Thursday.
Mar 30 - 7:18 PM

Travis Ishikawa was removed from Sunday's Cactus League contest due to back tightness.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said afterwards that Ishikawa's back flared up during the game. He'll be re-evaluated on Monday. The injury appears to be minor and shouldn't affect his status for the start of the regular season.
Mar 29 - 8:29 PM

Travis Ishikawa launched a two-run homer and scored three times in Thursday's Cactus League contest versus the White Sox.

Ishikawa walked three times in addition to his homer in his first four plate appearances before the Sox finally retired him on a groundout in the ninth inning. The 31-year-old isn't guaranteed a bench spot even after last year's NLCS heroics, but he's certainly helped his case by batting .500 early on this spring.
Mar 12 - 10:08 PM

Travis Ishikawa had a strong day at the dish on Friday, going 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI as the Giants trounced the Rangers 12-3 in Cactus League play.

Ishikawa also scored a run in the contest. He's working to secure a spot as a reserve on the Giants bench after slashing .274/.333/.397 with a pair of homers and 15 RBI in 73 at-bats with them down the stretch in 2014.
Mar 6 - 8:06 PM

Giants and OF Travis Ishikawa avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.1 million contract.

Ishikawa was eligible for arbitration for the second time in his career. He batted just .252/.311/.393 in 2014 and probably should have been a non-tender candidate, but the Giants weren't going to dump the guy who sent them to the World Series with a walkoff home run against the Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLCS. Ishikawa probably won't have a major role with San Francisco in 2015.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 01:37:00 PM

Travis Ishikawa is back in left field and hitting seventh for the Giants in Sunday's Game 5 of the World Series.

Ishikawa was benched in favor of Juan Perez in Game 4 with the Royals sending lefty Jason Vargas to the mound, but he's back in there Sunday with righty James Shields getting the start. The Giants are using the same lineup that they used for the first five games of the series.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 03:17:00 PM

Travis Ishikawa is in left field and batting seventh for Friday's World Series Game 3.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy is sticking with the same lineup, which means Ishikawa is still in left and Michael Morse is back on the bench after serving as the DH in Kansas City. They'll square off against the Royals' Jeremy Guthrie.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 03:18:00 PM

Travis Ishikawa launched a walk-off, three-run homer in the ninth inning Thursday to propel the Giants over the Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLCS.

Ishikawa had a misplay in left field in the third inning that gave the Cards their first run, but he certainly made up for it in a big way. After Michael Morse tied things up with a pinch-hit homer in the eighth, Ishikawa deposited a Michael Wacha pitch just over the wall in right field to send the Giants to their third World Series in the last five years. They'll face the Royals in Game 1 on Tuesday.
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 11:38:00 PM

Travis Ishikawa is in left field for the Giants in Game 5 of the NLCS Thursday against the Cardinals.

Michael Morse will again be in a pinch-hitting role. Here's the full lineup for the Giants, who can advance to the World Series with a victory over the Cardinals and Adam Wainwright: Gregor Blanco CF, Joe Panik 2B, Buster Posey C, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Hunter Pence RF, Brandon Belt 1B, Travis Ishikawa LF, Brandon Crawford SS, Madison Bumgarner SP.
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 03:32:00 PM

Travis Ishikawa delivered a bases-clearing double in the first inning of Tuesday's NLCS Game 3 win over the Cardinals.

The Cards intentionally walked Brandon Belt to get to Ishikawa, who made them pay with a long drive off the right-field wall. Ishikawa has four hits in eight at-bats during the NLCS and is hitting a solid .286/.348/.381 overall during the postseason, settling in as the regular left fielder for the Giants.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 07:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Hector Sanchez
3Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Matt Duffy
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Casey McGehee
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Norichika Aoki
2Travis Ishikawa
CF1Angel Pagan
2Justin Maxwell
RF1Hunter Pence
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Ryan Vogelsong
7Chris Heston
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Erik Cordier