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Travis Ishikawa | First Baseman

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

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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. Oct 23 - 8:46 AM

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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.
Sep 7 - 11:38 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.
Sep 6 - 7:35 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.
Aug 23 - 5:11 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.
Jul 20 - 11:45 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.
Jul 6 - 3:49 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.
Jul 5 - 2:59 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.
Jul 3 - 1:42 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.
Jun 24 - 4:45 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.
May 31 - 1:24 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.
May 25 - 1:20 PM

Travis Ishikawa (back) has resumed his rehab assignment with High-A San Jose.

Ishikawa had a setback with his back a couple weeks ago, but he's ready to roll again. Assuming he doesn't have any other bumps in the road, he should rejoin the Giants relatively soon.
May 4 - 6:04 PM

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

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

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