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The Giants avoided arbitration with Travis Ishikawa, signing him to a one-year contract worth $1.1 million, according to and MLB.com report.
Ishikawa, 31, hit .274 with two home runs and 15 RBI over 47 games with the Giants last year after he was designated for assignment by the Pirates earlier in the season.
Primarily a first baseman, Ishikawa was the Giants starting left fielder going into the playoffs. He etched his name in Giants lore when he connected on a walk-off, three-run home run in Game 5 of the NLCS, ending the Cardinals' season and propelling San Francisco to the World Series.
Ishikawa was one of the Giants' six arbitration-eligible players, all of whom were tendered contracts earlier this week.
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Ishikawa, 31, has a .259 batting average and .322 on-base percentage over a seven-year MLB career.
Giants sign Travis Ishikawa to one-year, $1.1 million contract, said his agent, Jim McDowell. Ishikawa thus avoids salary arbitration.— Chris Haft/SF Giants (@sfgiantsbeat) December 4, 2014