The San Francisco Giants have recalled Travis Ishikawa and Juan Perez from the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Rosenthal calls it a “shuffling deck, trying to restart offense.” Um, okay?
In corresponding moves, the Giants have optioned Adam Duvall back to Fresno and have designated Tony Abreu for assignment. In order to add Ishikawa to the 40-man roster, someone had to come off, which is why Abreu got the DFA.
Ishikawa has big league experience with the Giants, last playing for them in 2010 and most recently spending time in Pittsburgh. He hit just .208 there. He’s hitting .271 in Fresno this season. Ishikawa can play first base and outfield.
Juan Perez is an outfielder. He spent some time in San Francisco this season, hitting .156 but is hitting .333 in Fresno. He’s primarily an outfielder, but can play second base and third base. He’s an excellent defensive player, who can cover centerfield with ease.
Personally, I can see that either of these moves do anything for the Giants, but they look to be in desperation mode right now after dropping their past five straight games. Like Rosenthal said, trying to shuffle the deck and hoping for some lightening in a bottle.
Let’s hope a trade gets made real soon.