Giants avoid arbitration with Travis Ishikawa

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Travis Ishikawa, who went from Triple-A first baseman and bench bat to San Francisco’s starting left fielder in the playoffs, has avoided arbitration with the Giants by agreeing to a one-year, $1.1 million deal.

Ishikawa figures to resume being a part-time player and bench bat in 2015. He’s a career .259 hitter with a .719 OPS in 444 games and looked pretty shaky in the outfield after playing exclusively first base previously.