Travis Ishikawa has been outrighted to Triple-A by the Pittsburgh Pirates after clearing waivers, Chris Cotillo reports.
Source: #Pirates Travis Ishikawa sent outright to AAA Indianapolis after clearing waivers. He can elect free agency, and is likely to do so.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) April 23, 2014
Cotillo says that Ishikawa is likely to elect free agency. He can elect free agency since he currently has more than six years of service time in the majors. It also makes sense that he would elect free agency, since he’s not going to get much of a chance at first base with Indianapolis and it’s obvious he’s no longer in the organization’s plans at first base after the Ike Davis trade.
UPDATE 7:10 PM: Ishikawa has elected free agency. Since he has less than five years of service time, he won’t receive the full $1 M salary from the Pirates. It is my understanding that he would only receive money for the time he was in the organization, which is up until today. That means his hit on the payroll is a little less than $150,000.