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Travis Ishikawa rejects minor league assignment

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 23, 2014 at 4:45 pm •  Published: April 23, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Travis Ishikawa, the Pittsburgh Pirates' opening-day first baseman, refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis and elected to become a free agent.

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.

His decision was announced Wednesday.