Tag:Travis Ishikawa
Posted on: April 6, 2011 3:43 pm

Giants get their closer back

By C. Trent Rosecrans

The Giants have officially activated closer Brian Wilson from the disabled list, placing Santiago Casilla on the disabled list with an inflamed right elbow, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News tweets .

The team also announced first baseman Travis Ishikawa cleared waivers and was outright to Triple-A Fresno.

Casilla appeared in one game for the Giants this season, allowing a hit and a run against the Dodgers on opening day.

Wilson missed five games while he was on the DL with a strained oblique.

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Posted on: March 30, 2011 6:47 pm
Edited on: March 30, 2011 6:55 pm

Belt makes Giants' opening day roster

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Brandon BeltBrandon Belt will indeed be on the Giants' roster when the defending champions start the season tomorrow against the Dodgers.

The team placed first baseman Travis Ishikawa on waivers to make room for Belt, the team's top prospect.

With Belt on the roster, he'll most likely be in the lineup. Last season the Giants kept Buster Posey in Triple-A to avoid starting his arbitration clock. If the Giants are going have the 22-year-old slugging first baseman on the roster, he'll be on the field.

It will also allow the Giants to use Aubrey Huff to the outfield to help the void left by the absence of Cody Ross, who is on the disabled list with a sprained right calf. 

Belt told reporters he cried when manager Bruce Bochy told him the news. That, of course, earned some teasing from his teammates.

"You crying yet Belt?" Huff said, according to the San Jose Mercury News' Andrew Baggarly. "Tear up... I'm going to be tearing up the rest of the year in right field."

Belt hit .282/.338/.479 this spring with three home runs and 13 RBI in 71 at-bats this spring. Last season Belt hit .352/.455/.620 with 23 home runs and 112 RBI at three levels, leading the minors in OPS and was second in on-base percentage. He continued hitting in the Arizona Fall League, where he hit .372/.427/.616. He is also a very good defensive first baseman.

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