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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 went 3-for-5 with two doubles, three RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's 8-3 victory over the Cubs.
Ishikawa went 2-for-3 against the Cubs on Opening Day back on March 31, when he was a member of the Pirates; this was his first multi-hit game since then. He hit .161 with a .583 OPS in April and quickly found himself on the streets as a free agent. He returned to the Giants on a minor league deal and has slashed .206/.263/.382 in sporadic playing time. Ishikawa isn't a fantasy option. Aug 21 - 12:46 AM

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Giants purchased the contract of 1B Travis Ishikawa from Triple-A Fresno.

Ishikawa will help out at first base with Brandon Belt still recovering from a concussion. The 30-year-old was batting .271/.349/.446 with 11 homers and 45 RBI in 71 games at Fresno but is doubtful to hold fantasy value.
Jul 29 - 4:58 PM

Giants signed 1B Travis Ishikawa to a minor league contract.

Ishikawa, who was drafted by the Giants and spent his first 12 professional seasons there, elected free agency last week after being outrighted off the Pirates' 40-man roster. The 30-year-old will report to Triple-A Fresno but can opt out of the deal if he finds a major league opportunity elsewhere.
Apr 25 - 12:07 PM

Travis Ishikawa has elected free agency.

The news comes from Zach Links at MLB Trade Rumors. Ishikawa was designated for assignment by the Pirates last week to open a roster spot for new first baseman Ike Davis. Ishikawa, 30, is a .257/.321/.397 career hitter in 897 major league plate appearances.
Apr 23 - 4:54 PM

Pirates sent 1B Travis Ishikawa outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

He can refuse the assignment and become a free agent, which is expected to happen. Ishikawa was designated for assignment last weekend after the Pirates' acquisition of Ike Davis.
Apr 23 - 11:43 AM

Pirates designated 1B Travis Ishikawa for assignment.

With Friday's acquisition of Ike Davis, Ishikawa became expendable for the Pirates. In a platoon role, he hit .206/.263/.382 with a homer and three RBI in 34 at-bats. With his power potential, he could generate interest from other teams, but may have to work things out at Triple-A before getting another shot in the big leagues.
Apr 19 - 3:26 PM

Travis Ishikawa is making a fourth straight start at first base for the Pirates on Friday.

The word before the season was that Gaby Sanchez would draw most of the playing time at first base even though he's the right-handed hitter, but Ishikawa has started every game to this point (all against righties). The Cardinals don't have a left-handed starter, but Sanchez figures to get at least one start this weekend.
Apr 4 - 5:31 PM

Travis Ishikawa is starting at first base in the Pirates' season-opener Monday versus the Cubs.

Ishikawa, a left-handed hitter, is in a first-base platoon with right-handed hitter Gaby Sanchez. It's a position to be ignored for fantasy purposes. The full Opening Day lineup for Pittsburgh: LF Starling Marte, RF Travis Snider, CF Andrew McCutchen, 3B Pedro Alvarez, C Russell Martin, 2B Neil Walker, 1B Travis Ishikawa, SS Jordy Mercer, SP Francisco Liriano.
Mar 31 - 9:08 AM

Pirates purchased the contract of 1B Travis Ishikawa from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Ishikawa will platoon at first base with Gaby Sanchez. It's not a great situation for fantasy purposes.
Mar 29 - 1:41 PM

Travis Ishikawa is expected to begin the season on the Pirates' Opening Day roster and platoon with Gaby Sanchez at first base.

The Pirates have yet to officially add Ishikawa to the 40-man roster, but he's expected to make it barring a late signing or trade. The 30-year-old is a .260/.324/.398 career hitter in the big leagues and is not considered a fantasy option.
Mar 25 - 9:28 AM

Travis Ishikawa homered and walked twice Saturday in the Pirates' 5-3 defeat of the Phillies.

Ishikawa is hitting .350 with three homers in 20 at-bats since returning from a leg injury that cost him the first 10 days of the spring. The Pirates could seriously consider keeping him as a left-handed option at first base unless someone better comes along. Last year, Ishikawa hit .290/.389/.465 in 297 at-bats for a couple of International League teams. He's a lifetime .260/.324/.398 hitter in 774 major league at-bats.
Mar 22 - 5:50 PM

Travis Ishikawa will need a couple days of rest in Pirates camp due to tightness in his right leg.

It's not believed to be a serious injury. Ishikawa signed a minor league contract with the Pirates in December and is trying to claim an Opening Day bench spot.
Feb 26 - 4:24 PM

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

Ishikawa, who won a World Series ring in 2010 with the Giants, has slashed just .240/.311/.392 in 194 plate appearances between the Brewers, Orioles and Yankees the past few years since leaving the Bay Area. It makes sense that he chose Pittsburgh, as Gaby Sanchez's grip on the first base throne is tenuous at best.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 11:50:00 AM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that Travis Ishikawa has received four contract offers and is expected to get more soon.

They are all presumably minor league offers. Ishikawa, 30, got a cup of coffee with both the Yankees and Orioles this season and batted .290/.389/.465 with nine homers in 83 contests at Triple-A.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 10:37:00 AM

White Sox signed 1B Travis Ishikawa to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Charlotte.

Ishikawa was designated for assignment by the Yankees on July 11 after spending just three days in pinstripes. He has posted some nice numbers this year at the Triple-A level and should climb to Chicago eventually.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 09:37:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
3Guillermo Quiroz
4Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2Travis Ishikawa
3Adam Duvall
2B1Marco Scutaro
2Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Matt Duffy
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Joaquin Arias
3Chris Dominguez
LF1Michael Morse
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Gary Brown
RF1Hunter Pence
2Juan Perez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Tim Hudson
3Ryan Vogelsong
4Jake Peavy
5Yusmeiro Petit
6Matt Cain
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6J.C. Gutierrez
7George Kontos
8Tim Lincecum
9Chris Heston
10Erik Cordier
11Hunter Strickland
12Brett Bochy
13Mike Kickham