Originally posted on 22gigantes  |  Last updated 12/12/11

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, the left-handed Ishikawa might find his way back to the big leagues sooner than later.

Ishikawa, 28, was drafted by the Giants in the 21st round of the 2002 amateur draft. He was San Francisco’s starting first baseman for most of 2009, mostly as a stop-gap player until the team signed Aubrey Huff in 2010.

Travis batted .265/.327/.400 (0.727 OPS) with 15 HR and 80 RBI in 281 career games with the Giants (2006-2010).

Best of luck to you in Milwaukee, Ishi!

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