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Travis Ishikawa Elects Free Agency

Zach Links reports that Travis Ishikawa has elected free agency over his outright assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis by the Pittsburgh Pirates.Via Wikimedia CommonsFollowing last week's trade for Ike Davis, Ishikawa has been deemed expendable, albeit probably not in such harsh words, by the Pirates.The 30 year old is a lifetime .257/.321/.397 in just over 800 at-bats the last...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

New Pirates first baseman Travis Ishikawa savors return to major leagues

Travis Ishikawa was the first Pirates base-runner to reach scoring position in the opener Monday. After his second single against the Chicago Cubs, a ground ball sent him to second. Ishikawa’s opening-day start reflected a drastic change in his status since Dec. 18, when the Pirates signed the 30-year-old first baseman and invited him to camp as a non-roster player. Ishikawa...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Find Their Firstbaseman!

And his name is *gulp* Travis Ishikawa. Ishikawa rode a very good spring to a spot on the Pirates roster. Beating out Andrew Lambo who had one of the worst springs you could imagine. Ishikawa: Lambo: Ishikawa was not expected to make the team. Spring training stats mean very, very little. This is, quite frankly,…
Via This Is Getting Old
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates appear dangerously close to giving regular season at-bats on Travis Ishikawa

Travis ishikawa is having nice spring and has good chance to beat out andrew lambo to share 1B with gaby sanchez. #pirates — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) March 24, 2014 I've said this once or twice on Twitter and with Mike Grau on TribLIVERadio, but not on the blog, so I'll put it in (virtual) writing now: if the Pirates start 2014 off with Travis Ishikawa as the...
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Sign Travis Ishikawa To Minor League Deal

The Chicago White Sox made a move today that bolstered their 3B depth in their system by adding corner infielder/first baseman Travis Ishikawa to their Triple-A Charlotte team. Recently released by the New York Yankees, Ishikawa will try to earn  his way back to the big league level at some point this season. The post Chicago White Sox Sign Travis Ishikawa To Minor League Deal...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Banged-up Brewers place Ishikawa on DL

Beyond their ever-growing disabled list, the Milwaukee Brewers are operating with a handful of players who are not 100 percent physically. Third baseman Aramis Ramirez missed his second consecutive game Sunday with a bruised left elbow, the result of being hit by a pitch Friday night. And manager Ron Roenicke revealed that first baseman Travis Ishikawa was unavailable due to an...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Brewers 1B Ishikawa could be headed for DL

MILWAUKEE It looks as though Brewers first baseman Travis Ishikawa could be the latest Milwaukee player on the mend. According to a report from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt, manager Ron Roenicke told reporters on Sunday morning that Ishikawa has been dealing with a strained oblique that could land him on the 15-day disabled list. Apparently Ishikawa had...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Home run sparks Ishikawa's love affair

When Travis Ishikawa first met the woman who turned out to be his future wife, she apparently didn't notice that he looked like Rocky Balboa after going 15 rounds with Apollo Creed. "She says she doesn't remember me having a swollen face," Ishikawa said. "My cheek was all swollen and she says she doesn't remember any of that." It is true, then, that...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Front Row Amy Something Something

This represents me touching on the Front Row Amy phenomenon. I guess? Wednesdays game wasn't your usual Milwaukee Brewers contest. No, no... they still lost. And, obviously, Travis Ishikawa managed to replicate the results of a slumping Ichiro Jones. The most sizable difference (well, two most sizable differences) between this Brewers/Reds rubber match and most other Miller Park...
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May 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Travis Ishikawa signs with Brewers

Ishikawa: the new Prince in Milwaukee? (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) Former Giants first baseman Travis Ishikawa might have some big enormous shoes to fill. Ishi was signed to a minor league contract by the Milwaukee Brewers today, according to Jon Paul Morosi at FOX Sports. With current Milwaukee free agent first baseman Prince Fielder likely to sign with another ball club any day now...
Via 22gigantes
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss
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