Pirates Find Their Firstbaseman!

Title look familiar? It should. Rich had a post with the same title almost a month ago. But his post was about Travis Ishikawa. His stay with the Pirates is not even going to last a month. Some rumors floated around about this over the winter but the Pirates finally pulled the trigger on a trade…
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Ishikawa happy to be back in big leagues

On Dec. 18,the Pirates signed 30-year-old first baseman Travis Ishikawa and invited him to camp as a non-roster player. Ishikawa, joining his fifth organization and third of 2013, parlayed the invitation into a spot on the opening-day roster after appearing in seven major league games last year.'s George Von Benko caught up with Ishikawa recently.
14 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  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...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvarez, Ishikawa homer, Pirates beat Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Pedro Alvarez and Travis Ishikawa hit long home runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Alvarez and Ishikawa, both left-handed hitters, took advantage of a stiff wind blowing out to right field at Hammond Stadium. Alvarez, the Pirates' third baseman, connected off former Pittsburgh teammate Kevin Correia. "...
Via Fox Sports North
March 12, 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...
Via FF Locker Room
July 18, 2013  |  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...
Via Miller Park Drunk
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...
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December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

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