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Travis Ishikawa | First Baseman

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/24/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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White Sox reassigned 1B Travis Ishikawa to minor league camp.
Ishikawa was hoping to land a backup job at first base but lost out to Jerry Sands. The 32-year-old fared played well this spring, hitting .255 with two homers and seven RBI during Cactus League play. He'll probably get a few callups this year. Apr 2 - 7:31 PM

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White Sox signed 1B Travis Ishikawa to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Ishikawa had a deal with the Mariners fall apart last month, but it didn't take him long to catch on elsewhere. The 32-year-old batted .206/.306/.302 with one homer over 72 plate appearances with the Pirates and Giants last season.
Feb 9 - 4:20 PM

According to Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune, the minor league deal once agreed upon between the Mariners and Travis Ishikawa has fallen apart.

Dutton also notes that a reconciliation in this case appears unlikely. According to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation, Ishikawa would have earned $900,000 had he cracked the Mariners' roster.
Jan 30 - 2:38 PM

Mariners signed 1B/OF Travis Ishikawa to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

According to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation, Ishikawa will earn $900,000 if he makes the big league club. He struggled in his limited time with the Giants last year, slashing a mere .206/.306/.302 in his 72 plate appearances.
Jan 16 - 10:42 AM

Travis Ishikawa has elected free agency.

Ishikawa batted just .206/.306/.302 with one homer over 72 plate appearances for the Giants and Pirates this season. He figures to catch on somewhere this offseason with a minor league contract.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 08:46:00 AM

Pirates activated 1B/OF Travis Ishikawa from the 15-day disabled list.

Ishikawa missed a little over two weeks with a lower back strain. He'll be available off the bench for the Bucs in Monday afternoon's series opener against the Reds.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 11:38:00 AM

Travis Ishikawa, who is currently on the disabled list with a lower back strain, could rejoin the Pirates as early as Monday.

He came through his minor league rehab assignment over the weekend without any issues and looks poised to provide another left-handed bat off the bench for the Pirates over the final four weeks of the season.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 07:35:00 PM

Pirates placed 1B/OF Travis Ishikawa on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

In a corresponding move, Jordy Mercer has been activated from the 15-day DL. Ishikawa has appeared in 33 games for the Bucs this season, slashing .222/.311/.333 with one homer and eight RBI in 54 at-bats. He should return in early September.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 05:11:00 PM

Travis Ishikawa's big night led to a win against the Royals, as he went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, and four RBI.

Ishikawa doubled in two runs in the second inning to push the Pirates' lead to 4-1, then slugged a two-run home run in the fifth to make it a 7-2 game at the time. The veteran has played in only 16 major league games this year, but it was his first multi-hit and multi-RBI game of the season.
Mon, Jul 20, 2015 11:45:00 PM

Travis Ishikawa will take Josh Harrison's (thumb) place on the Pirates' active 25-man roster.

The Pirates acquired Ishikawa off waivers from the Giants on Sunday. It didn't take them long to place him on the active roster. In 34 games at Triple-A this season, he hit .271/.342/.421 with four homers.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 03:49:00 PM

Pirates claimed 1B/OF Travis Ishikawa off waivers from the Giants.

Ishikawa was actually the Pirates' Opening Day first baseman last season but didn't last with the club for long. The veteran has spent almost all of 2015 at Triple-A, batting .271/.342/.421 with four homers over 34 games. He'll give the Pirates a backup option at first base and the corner outfield spots.
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 02:59:00 PM

Giants designated 1B/OF Travis Ishikawa for assignment.

It's the second time since late May that he's been removed from the 40-man roster. Ishikawa, who is hitless in just six at-bats for the Giants this season, will likely declare free agency if he clears waivers and is outrighted.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 01:42:00 PM

Giants purchased the contract of 1B/OF Travis Ishikawa from Triple-A Sacramento.

Ishikawa was designated for assignment by the Giants at the end of May, but he passed through waivers unclaimed and is now getting another shot in San Francisco. Last year's NLCS hero probably won't carry any sort of fantasy value, though he may see some starts in the outfield while Nori Aoki (leg) is sidelined.
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 04:45:00 PM

Giants sent 1B/OF Travis Ishikawa outright to Triple-A Sacramento.

Ishikawa has decided to accept the assignment and remain in the organization. Last season's NLCS hero provides the Giants with some solid depth.
Sun, May 31, 2015 01:24:00 PM

Giants activated 1B Travis Ishikawa from the 15-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

Ishikawa, the hero of last year's NLCS, is now off the Giants' 40-man roster. He had been on the disabled list since the end of spring training with a lower back strain.
Mon, May 25, 2015 01:20:00 PM

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