Giants designate playoff star Travis Ishikawa for assignment

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

WASHINGTON -- The San Francisco Giants have designated postseason star Travis Ishikawa for assignment. The team also activated pitcher Jake Peavy from the disabled list and placed right-hander Tim Hudson on the DL with an injured right shoulder.

Ishikawa's game-ending home run in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series in October carried San Francisco into the World Series.

The 31-year-old first baseman had just five at-bats this season. He was replaced by 28-year-old utility man Ryan Lollis, who was hitting .353 at Triple-A Sacramento. Lollis has yet to play in the majors.

The 34-year-old Peavy started Friday's 2-1 loss toWashington, allowing two runs and three hits in 6 1/3 innings.He dropped to 0-3 but raised his ERA to 6.43.

Peavy beat the Nationals in Game 2 of the 2014 NL Division Series, holding them to two hits and no runs in 5 innings.

The 39-year-old Hudson is 5-7 with a 4.68 ERA.

The Giants also optioned right hander Mike Broadway, who had a 3.68 ERA in six games, to Sacramento and promoted left-hander Josh Osich from the River Cats. San Francisco cleared a spot on its 40-man roster by designating Brett Bochy, the son of manager Bruce Bochy, for assignment.