Mark Polishuk of MLBTradeRumors.com is reporting the San Francisco Giants have signed first baseman Travis Ishikawa to a minor-league contract.
Ishikawa will report to Triple-A Fresno after passing his physical and his contract contains an out clause if the 30-year-old doesn't make the 25-man roster.
Ishikawa played four seasons with the Giants (2006-2010) and was a member of the 2010 World Series championship team. He batted .265 with the orange and black in 281 games, smacking 160 hits, 15 home runs and 80 RBI's. He has a lifetime .257 batting average in seven seasons in the majors that includes playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers, Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees. The Giants drafted him in the 21st round of the 2002 amateur draft and Ishikawa made his big league debut on April 18th, 2006.
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