Ishikawa designated for assignment

Giants out of roster room after postseason hero finishes rehab stint

Ishikawa designated for assignment

MILWAUKEE -- The Giants have designated 2014 postseason hero Travis Ishikawa for assignment after being reinstated off the 15-day disabled list. He opened the season with a back injury and had not played with the big league club in 2015.

Ishikawa, 31, recently finished a rehab assignment at Triple-A Sacramento. He wasn't on the 25-man roster before the transaction and was out of options.

In two separate rehab stints, he batted .294 (20-for-68) with seven RBIs in 18 games between Class A Advanced San Jose and Sacramento.

The first baseman and outfielder played his first four seasons with San Francisco and provided postseason heroics for the club last October. His walk-off, three-run home run against the Cardinals in the National League Championship Series advanced the Giants to the World Series, where they would eventually beat the Royals.

The Giants ran out of room on their 25-man roster and both in the outfield and at first base in terms of playing time, prompting the move.

Brandon Curry is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.