Ishikawa signed a minor league deal with the Giants, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports. Ishikawa was recently released by the White Sox after slashing just .201/.277/.344 at the Triple-A level and will now try to get a fresh start with the Giants, although there is a good change he will simply serve as organizational depth.
Ishikawa was released by the White Sox Tuesday, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports. Ishikawa was playing for Triple-A Charlotte, but it seems the White Sox don't have a spot for the first baseman any longer. He could be picked up by another organization looking for infielder depth. Ishikawa slashed a rough .201/.277/.344 during his time with Triple-A Charlotte in 2016.
The White Sox reassigned Ishikawa to minor league camp Saturday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The move comes a day after the disappointing news that Jerry Sands earned the team's final roster spot over Ishikawa. Ishikawa should start the year at Triple-A Charlottte, and he should be back in the majors if anything happens to Jose Abreu.
Jerry Sands beat out Ishikawa for the White Sox's final roster spot, the Daily Herald reports. The White Sox have yet to announce Ishikawa's fate, but if he remains in the organization, he will most likely begin the year at Triple-A Charlotte. Ishikawa looked to have a better spring than Sands, but the White Sox placed a higher value on Sands' pop and defensive versatility.
Ishikawa is in contention for the White Sox's final roster spot, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Ishikawa's chances of making the roster increased when Adam LaRoche's sudden retirement stripped the club of its backup first baseman. Other guys in consideration include Carlos Sanchez, Jerry Sands, and Leury Garcia. Ishikawa is the most experienced of that bunch, but he also has he least amount of defensive flexibility.