|Apr. 23 3:00 PM PT4:00 PM MT5:00 PM CT6:00 PM ET18:00 ET22:00 GMT6:00 3:00 PM MST5:00 PM EST5:30 PM VEN2:00 UAE (+1)5:00 PM CT-Ishikawa, the Pittsburgh Pirates' opening-day first baseman, refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis and elected to become a free agent. His decision was announced Wednesday.
Analysis: Ishikawa was designated for assignment Friday, when the Pirates acquired first baseman Ike Davis from the New York Mets, and Ishikawa cleared waivers. The 30-year-old hit .206 with one home run in 15 games.
|Feb. 26 8:24 PM PT9:24 PM MT10:24 PM CT11:24 PM ET23:24 ET4:24 GMT12:24 9:24 PM MST11:24 PM EST11:54 PM VEN8:24 UAE10:24 PM CT-Ishikawa played the first half-inning of the Pirates' intrasquad scrimmage Tuesday, then left due to tightness in his right leg.
Analysis: Ishikawa is expected to be out another day or two.