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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 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

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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

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Travis Ishikawa would again start in left field for Tuesday's NLCS Game 3.

With Michael Morse active and able to hit it's at least worth a question, but Morse's limitations in the field make it likely he won't see a start in this series. Ishikawa has acquitted himself well through two games thus far, collecting three hits in five at-bats and making a tumbling catch in left in the Giants' Game 1 win.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 06:55:00 PM

Travis Ishikawa is starting in left field and batting eighth in Game 2 of the NLCS Sunday.

Ishikawa went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in Game 1 and is back in there over Michael Morse in Game 2. The Giants are sticking with the same lineup, as Ishikawa is preceded by Gregor Blanco, Joe Panik, Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval, Hunter Pence, Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 03:52:00 PM

Travis Ishikawa went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in an NLCS Game 1 win over the Cardinals Saturday.

There was some question whether Ishikawa would even get the start, as Michael Morse is active for this series after missing most of the last month and a half with an oblique injury. But Ishikawa did start, and he rewarded manager Bruce Bochy's decision by coming through with a bloop RBI single to get the Giants on the board in the second inning. With Morse's defense in question, Ishikawa will likely continue to get starts in left field during the series.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 11:35:00 PM

Travis Ishikawa is playing left field and batting eighth for the Giants in Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday.

Michael Morse is active for the series, but it's Ishikawa who's back in the outfield for the first game of their tilt against the Cardinals. The rest of the Giants' lineup for Game 1 is as follows: Gregor Blanco CF, Joe Panik 2B, Buster Posey C, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Hunter Pence RF, Brandon Belt 1B, Brandon Crawford SS, Ishikawa, Madison Bumgarner SP.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 04:15:00 PM

Travis Ishikawa will once again start in left field as the Giants use the same lineup as they did on Friday for Game 2 of the NLDS on Saturday.

With Angel Pagan and Michael Morse on the shelf, Ishikawa has emerged as the primary left fielder in San Francisco. He'll hit eighth against opposing right-hander Jordan Zimmermann.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 02:20:00 PM

Travis Ishikawa will start in left field and bat eighth in Wednesday's Wild Card Game against the Pirates.

With Angel Pagan (back) and Michael Morse (oblique) sidelined, Ishikawa started three out of the last four games of the regular season in left field. Despite his inexperience at the position, he'll remain there for Wednesday's do-or-die game. The full lineup: Gregor Blanco CF, Joe Panik 2B, Buster Posey C, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Hunter Pence RF, Brandon Belt 1B, Brandon Crawford SS, Ishikawa LF, Madison Bumgarner LHP.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 03:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Matt Duffy
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Casey McGehee
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Norichika Aoki
2Travis Ishikawa
3John Bowker
CF1Angel Pagan
2Justin Maxwell
RF1Hunter Pence
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Ryan Vogelsong
7Yusmeiro Petit
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6George Kontos
7J.C. Gutierrez
8Clay Rapada
9Erik Cordier