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Travis Ishikawa | First Baseman

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/24/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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

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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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Pedro Florimon
3B1Aramis Ramirez
2Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Travis Ishikawa
3Jaff Decker
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jared Hughes
5Arquimedes Caminero
6Rob Scahill
7Deolis Guerra
8Brandon Cumpton