Giants designate playoff star Travis Ishikawa for assignment
Jul. 03, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have designated postseason star Travis Ishikawa for assignment. The team also activated pitcher Jake Peavy from the disabled list and placed right-hander Tim Hudson on the disabled list with an injured shoulder.
Ishikawa's game-ending home run in Game 5 of the NLCS last October carried San Francisco into the World Series.
The 31-year-old first baseman had just five at-bats this season. He was replaced by 28-year-old utility man Ryan Lollis, who was hitting .353 at Triple-A Sacramento. Lollis has yet to play in the majors.
The 34-year-old Peavy is set to start Friday night at Washington. He is 0-2 with a 9.39 ERA. The 39-year-old Hudson is 5-7 with a 4.68 ERA.
Peavy beat the Nationals in Game 2 of the 2014 NL Division Series, holding them to two hits and no runs in 5 2/3 innings.
The Giants also optioned right hander Mike Broadway, who had a 3.68 ERA in six games, to Sacramento and promoted left-hander Josh Osich from the River Cats. San Francisco cleared a spot on its 40-man roster by designating Brett Bochy, the son of manager Bruce Bochy, for assignment.