Pirates sign 1B Ishikawa to minor league deal
Ishikawa is a career .260 hitter with 19 home runs and 111 RBIs in 382 games with San Francisco, Milwaukee, Baltimore and the New York Yankees. He went 2 for 19 with one RBI last season while playing for both Baltimore and New York.
Schlereth is 5-6 with a 4.36 ERA in 94 games with Arizona and Detroit.
The Pirates also agreed with right-hander Kyle McPherson who is recovering from right elbow ligament-replacement surgery.