Steve Cishek

#41 RP / Chi. Cubs / EXP: 9YRS Height: 6-6 Weight: 217 lb Age: 31 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Cubs' Steve Cishek: Grabs win on Opening Day

      Steve Cishek was the winning pitcher on Opening Day against the Marlins, giving up a hit and a walk over 1.2 scoreless innings. He struck out two.Cishek made his Chicago Cubs debut earlier than anticipated, as he came on for an ineffective Jon Lester in the fourth inning. He got the final two outs in that frame, then worked through the fifth. Cishek has ample closing experience and could get some save opportunities when Brandon Morrow needs a day off, but manager Joe Maddon showed Thursday that he's willing to use the veteran early in games if necessary.

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      Cubs' Steve Cishek: Could see occasional save opportunities

      Steve Cishek could pick up occasional save opportunities on days when closer Brandon Morrow needs rest this season, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon identified both Cishek and Justin Wilson as options to spell Morrow when needed. Cishek has 121 career saves, so it makes sense that he'd get some looks in the ninth. If Morrow falters or goes down with injury, Cishek could find himself as the primary end-game option after posting a strong 2.01 ERA and 0.90 WHIP a season ago.

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      Cubs' Steve Cishek: Inks multi-year deal with Cubs

      Steve Cishek has agreed to a two-year deal with the Chicago 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

      Steve 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

      Steve 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 Tampa Bay 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

      Steve 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 Tampa Bay 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: Continues strong start to Rays career

      Steve Cishek logged his seventh hold in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Astros, allowing a hit over two-thirds of an inning.Cishek hasn't missed a beat since joining the Tampa Bay Rays, having strung together three straight scoreless efforts spanning a total of 3.1 innings. Manager Kevin Cash seems comfortable deploying the veteran in a number of different setup scenarios thus far, which should continue affording him plenty of hold opportunities.

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      Rays' Steve Cishek: Grabs first Tampa win

      Steve 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 Tampa Bay 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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      Rays' Steve Cishek: Likely to join new club Saturday

      Steve Cishek is unlikely to be available for Friday's game against the Yankees after being dealt to the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday morning but should be active out of the bullpen Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.Cishek was sent to Tampa Bay in exchange for right-hander Erasmo Ramirez prior to Friday's contest. He will likely settle into a top relief role as a setup man for Alex Colome despite his previous history of closing games for Miami and Seattle.

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      Rays' Steve Cishek: Shipped to Rays

      The Mariners traded Steve Cishek to the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday for pitcher Erasmo Ramirez, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.Cishek was one of the top setup men for the Mariners and likely will settle in alongside Brad Boxberger in front of closer Alex Colome, who's proven somewhat erratic despite his relative success this year. AL-only players and some mixed league competitors will value his strikeouts, holds and possibly the occasional save chance.

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