Mariners sign Travis Ishikawa to a minor league deal

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SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo reports that the Mariners signed 1B/OF Travis Ishikawa to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. If he makes the major league roster, he’ll earn a salary of $900,000, Cotillo adds.

Ishikawa, 32, spent the 2015 season with the Giants and Pirates but took only 72 plate appearances at the major league level. He hit .206 with one home run and eight RBI. The veteran battled back injuries throughout the year, as he had two stints on the disabled list.

Ishikawa memorably sent the Giants to the World Series in 2014 when he hit a walk-off three-run home run in Game 5 of the NLCS against the Cardinals.

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