|Dec. 4 8:41 PM PT9:41 PM MT10:41 PM CT11:41 PM ET23:41 ET4:41 GMT12:41 9:41 PM MST11:41 PM EST12:11 AM VEN8:41 UAE10:41 PM CT-Ishikawa has agreed to a $1.1 million contract with the San Francisco Giants for next season, avoiding salary arbitration.
Analysis: Ishikawa became an unlikely postseason star to help the Giants to their third World Series title in five years. The journeyman who began last season with Pittsburgh hit a three-run homer in the NL Championship Series clincher against St. Louis that sent San Francisco to a 6-3 in Game 5 against the Cardinals. He connected for the first game-ending home run that sent the Giants into the World Series since Bobby Thomson's infamous blast.
|Oct. 17 9:33 AM PT10:33 AM MT11:33 AM CT12:33 PM ET12:33 ET16:33 GMT0:33 9:33 AM MST11:33 AM EST12:03 PM VEN20:33 UAE11:33 AM CT-Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
Analysis: Ishikawa, called up from the minors July 29, went 5 for 13 with three extra-base hits and seven RBIs in the NL championship series. He played in the 2010 World Series with the Giants, who will seek their third title in five years.
|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.