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 chance 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 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.
Ishikawa could make the White Sox's roster as the team's backup first baseman, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Adam LaRoche's sudden retirement not only left the White Sox without a DH, but they now also lack a backup to Jose Abreu at first. Guys like Melky Cabrera and Avisail Garcia can fill the first hole, but the active roster lacks someone who can fill the latter. Ishikawa is in camp as a NRI, has many years of first base experience, and is off to a nice start this spring. The White Sox may look outside the organization as well.
Ishikawa agreed to a minor league deal with the White Sox on Tuesday which includes an invite to spring training, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Ishikawa had previously agreed to a similar deal with the Mariners less than a month earlier, but it ultimately fell through before becoming official. The 32-year-old hit just .206/.306/.302 in 44 games in the big leagues last season and the White Sox appear to be set with first base depth, so it's unlikely he cracks the Opening Day roster out of spring training.
Ishikawa agreed to a minor league deal with the Mariners on Saturday, which includes an invite to spring training, SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports.
The 32-year-old is able to play first base and left field, but is primarily thought of as a good makeup guy to have around at spring training, which was probably a notable factor in the Mariners' decision to bring him in. He hit .206 with one home run in 72 plate appearances last year and should spend the bulk of the season at Triple-A. Ishikawa stands to make $900,000 if he makes the big league roster out of spring training.
Pirates first baseman Travis Ishikawa will elect to become a free agent, according to SB Nation.
Stuck behind Pedro Alvarez, Mike Morse and Sean Rodriguez on the depth chart, it seemed likely Ishikawa would elect to play elsewhere after joining the Pirates through waivers in the beginning of July. It's unclear where he will play next after he slashed a miserable .206/.306/.302 in 63 at-bats with the Giants and Pirates last season.
The Pirates reinstated first baseman Travis Ishikawa from the 15-day disabled list on Monday, the team announced.
Ishikawa missed some time because of a lower back strain.
Pirates first baseman Travis Ishikawa, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain, could rejoin the team as early as Monday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The Pirates have announced that they have activated shortstop Jordy Mercer off the disabled list and placed first baseman Travis Ishikawa on it with a back strain.
Mercer has been out for five weeks with a knee injury. It remains to be seen how often he plays considering the emergence of Jung Ho Kang at that position.
Ishikawa has played sparingly this season with just 12 hits in 59 at-bats over 39 games.
Pirates first baseman Travis Ishikawa enjoyed one of his best game of the season on Monday against the Royals.
Ishikawa went 3 for 5 with two doubles, a home run and four RBI in his team's win.
Ishikawa entered the game on a 1-for-18 at-bat streak.
With the Pirates playing an interleague game at Kansas City, regular first baseman Pedro Alvarez gets the call to start at DH on Monday. It's Alvarez's second start at DH this year in six games at AL parks.
Replacing Alvarez at first is Travis Ishikawa, who gets the start there for the second straigth game.
The Pirates added Travis Ishikawa to the active roster Monday, reports CSNBayArea.com. Ishikawa was recently claimed off waivers from the Giants. Ishikawa was 0 for 5 in six games for the Giants this season.
The Pirates claimed first baseman Travis Ishikawa off waivers on Sunday, per the Pittsburgh Tribune.
Ishikawa was designated for assignment by San Francisco on Friday. He started the year on the disabled list, and there was no room for him on the MLB club when he returned.
The Giants called him up from Triple-A briefly in late June, and he was 0 for 5 in six games as a reserve.
In his previous stint with the Pirates, Ishikawa hit .206 in 15 games at the start of 2014, before the team granted him free agency at the end of April.
Giants outfielder Travis Ishikawa was designated for assignment Friday. He appeared in six games, going hitless in five at-bats.
The Giants have recalled first baseman/outfielder Travis Ishikawa from Triple-A on Wednesday. Ishikawa began the season on the disabled list, and was sent to Sacramento after his rehab was complete.
In 34 games at Triple-A, he was batting .274 with four home runs while splitting time between left field and first base.
The Giants announced on Sunday that first baseman Travis Ishikawa cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento.
Ishikawa has accepted the assignment and will join Sacramento in Oklahoma City on Tuesday for the start of a four-game series. Ishikawa was a part of the Giants' World Series run a year ago.
He began the year on the disabled list due to a back injury.
Giants first baseman Travis Ishikawa has said he wonders where he would fit in upon his return from the disabled list.
He is still wondering, but he knows now that it's not with the big league club.
Ishikawa has been reinstated from his rehab and designated for assignment, the team has announced. A back issue has prevented him from playing all year.
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