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Orioles sign 1B Travis Ishikawa, two LHPs, to minor league deals
Orioles sign 1B Travis Ishikawa, two LHPs, to minor league deals

The Orioles continued to add first base depth on Wednesday, signing Travis Ishikawa, as well as left-handed relievers Daniel Schlereth and Zach Braddock, to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training. Ishikawa, 29, recorded a .257/.329/.428 line in 94 games (49 starts) last season with the Brewers, hitting four homers and 30 RBIs in 174 plate appearances. He spent the previous three seasons as a mostly part-time player with the Giants. The left-handed hitting Ishikawa hit .266/.333/.416 and 18 of his 19 career homers against right-handed pitching. He also offers a solid glove at first, where he owns a career .995 fielding percentage. Since non-tendering...

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