Travis Ishikawa (Courtesy of Dave Nelson)
The Fresno Grizzlies are part of that last level before players are brought up to the majors. It’s also used for rehab assignments when players come off the DL.
The Triple-A ball club is part of the Pacific Coast League, in the Pacific South division. It’s been a San Francisco Giants affiliate since 1998, when the team won its first and only division title.
Players currently on the roster include Dan Runzler, Mike Fontenot, and Travis Ishikawa. Runzler was injured yesterday, and Fontenot and Ishikawa have both been on and off the DL.
Keep an eye on catching prospect Hector Sanchez. Officials say he still needs work, but he’s flown up the system, and could be a choice for the Giants backstop later on.
The Grizzlies are currently in last place in their division, but starting pitcher Andrew Kown has been named to the 2011 PCL All-Star Team. He shares the league lead with eight wins in the season and was named the PCL Pitcher of the Week from May 2nd-8th