By Zach Links [June 29, 2013 at 2:31pm CST]
The Orioles have designated Travis Ishikawa for assignment, according to Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com. The move will allow Baltimore to welcome Jair Jurrjens back to the active roster.
Ishikawa, 29, saw just six games of action for the O's varsity squad this season. As MLBTR first reported, the first baseman had an opt out clause in his minor league deal earlier this month. When he triggered it, Baltimore managed to find room for him on the big league roster. Ishikawa forced the issue by posting an impressive .316/.413/.525 slash line with seven homers in 208 plate appearances for Triple-A Norfolk.
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