Steve Cishek

#33 RP / Chi. Cubs / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-6 Weight: 217 lb Age: 31 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • Cishek has agreed to a two-year deal with the Cubs, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. Cishek started his age-31 season with the Mariners, but was shipped to Tampa Bay in a July trade. Since landing on the Rays, the reliever was marvelous, sporting a 1.09 ERA across 24.2 innings. His strikeout rate also climbed a bit up to 9.5 K/9, which is right in line with his career average. As long as the physical checks out, Cishek will join the late-inning mix in Chicago. Brandon Morrow is the current favorite to enter the year as the closer, but Carl Edwards also looms as a worthwhile option late in games, and the Cubs are reportedly still in on potentially bringing Wade Davis back at the right price.

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    • Rays' Steve Cishek: Grabs 14th hold Friday
      By RotoWire Staff

      Cishek notched his 14th hold in Friday's 13-6 extra-inning loss to the Red Sox, firing a clean seventh inning. Along with fellow veteran and former closer Sergio Romo, Cishek has brought veteran stability to the bullpen as a setup option, posting scoreless efforts in all but one of his 22 appearances. Cishek has also racked up eight holds and a pair of victories over that stretch, making him an appealing option in AL-only and deeper mixed formats that count holds.

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    • Rays' Steve Cishek: Keeps rolling in new digs
      By RotoWire Staff

      Cishek (3-1) fired a scoreless two-thirds of an inning in Thursday's 2-0 win over the Blue Jays, issuing one walk. Cishek's ERA is unblemished since joining the Rays, as he's now posted 12 consecutive scoreless efforts. The veteran reliever also has a 12:4 K:BB in 11.2 innings over that span, picking up two wins and three holds while lowering his ERA from 3.15 to 1.99.

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    • Rays' Steve Cishek: Nabs another hold Tuesday
      By RotoWire Staff

      Cishek notched his ninth hold in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Blue Jays, allowing one hit over a scoreless seventh inning. The veteran reliever threw only seven pitches, getting all of them into the strike zone. Cishek has yet to allow an earned run in his nine appearances with the Rays, a stretch during which he's also logged a victory and recorded a trio of holds. The 31-year-old's brisk usage and recent performances continue to render him a viable fantasy asset in AL-only and deep formats that count holds.

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    • Rays' Steve Cishek: Grabs first Tampa win
      By RotoWire Staff

      Cishek (2-1) pitched 1.2 scoreless innings in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Yankees, recording a strikeout and the victory. The veteran reliever has looked razor sharp in his first two appearances with the Rays, firing a combined 2.2 scoreless frames during which he's racked up four strikeouts. Cishek has dropped his ERA from 3.15 to 2.78 during that stretch and could prove to be a key setup option for manager Kevin Cash, at least if the early returns are any indication.

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