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Top Jose Cisnero News

  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Set to begin mound work next week

    Cisnero (shoulder) is scheduled to begin throwing off a mound Monday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Cisnero has been on the shelf all season after he was diagnosed with a right shoulder strain late in spring training. The right-hander has resumed throwing off flat ground in recent weeks, but he looks like he'll soon be able to move on to the next phase of his rehab program by throwing bullpen sessions. Since he currently resides on the 60-day injured list, Cisnero isn't eligible to make his 2022 debut for the Tigers until at least early June.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Placed on 60-day IL

    Cisnero was placed on the 60-day injured list Wednesday with a right shoulder strain, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

    The reliever suffered a right elbow laceration when he fell down the stairs in September, ending his 2021 campaign prematurely. The injury wasn't a concern heading into the spring, however, as Detroit signed him to a one-year, $1.9 million contract in his first year of arbitration, per Chris McCosky of The Detroit News. Cisnero got off to a slow start to camp and experienced renewed soreness following a Grapefruit League appearance Sunday, but the injury is related to his shoulder rather than his elbow this time around. As a result of his diagnosis, Cisnero will be forced to miss the first couple months of the season. With Andrew Chafin (groin) also opening the season on the IL, the Tigers' bullpen depth will be tested early in 2022.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Still feeling sore

    Manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday that Cisnero reported renewed soreness in his right elbow during his most recent Grapefruit League appearance Sunday against the Phillies, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Cisnero was slowly integrated into the Tigers' pitching schedule earlier this spring while he worked his way back from the elbow issue that ended his 2021 campaign prematurely. The 32-year-old was sharp over his first two Grapefruit League outings, but he unraveled against the Phillies, giving up three earned runs on a home run and two walks while recording just two outs. The Tigers could wait and see how he checks out during a bullpen session before deciding if he'll be included on the Opening Day roster or if he'll require a stint on the injured list. According to Woodbery, Elvin Rodriguez was summoned from minor-league camp Tuesday and could step into the bullpen to begin the season if Cisnero isn't available.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Recovered from elbow injury

    Cisnero (elbow) threw a live batting practice session Monday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Cisnero has yet to make his Grapefruit League debut, but his ability to face hitters suggests that he's moved past the elbow laceration that resulted in him concluding the 2021 season on the injured list. After submitting a 3.65 ERA and 1.33 WHIP while striking out 62 over 61.2 innings in 67 appearances last season, Cisnero should be in good position to break camp as a member of the Detroit bullpen.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Officially shut down

    Cisnero (elbow) won't return this season, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

    Cisnero suffered a right elbow laceration in mid-September when he fell on the stairs, and the Tigers will keep him out of game action for the remainder of the year. However, the right-hander is still with the team and playing catch, so he should have a relatively normal offseason. Cisnero made a career-high 67 appearances in 2021 and posted a 3.65 ERA and 1.33 WHIP with four saves and 18 holds in 61.2 innings.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Likely done for season

    Cisnero (elbow laceration) is unlikely to return this season, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Manager AJ Hinch said Saturday that it would be "improbable" for Cisnero to return this year, although the team is not ruling it out. He is still dealing with swelling around the laceration in his elbow and he's got less than 10 days before the season wraps up.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Heads to injured list

    Cisnero was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a right elbow laceration, retroactive to Monday.

    Per Evan Woodbery of MLive.com, he suffered the injury when he fell on the stairs during Monday's day off. It's not entirely clear how long the right-hander is expected to be sidelined, but he'll become eligible to come off the IL for the Sept. 24 game against the Royals. Cisnero struggled in his last two appearances, allowing seven earned runs on four hits and three walks. Reliever Jason Foley was recalled from Triple-A Toledo to take his roster spot.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Earns win Friday

    Cisnero (4-4) allowed three runs on two hits and two walks with one strikeout in one inning, taking a blown save but earning the win Friday versus Tampa Bay.

    The 32-year-old allowed a three-run double to Ji-Man Choi in the seventh inning, but Detroit took the lead back in the home half of the frame on a Jonathan Schoop grand slam. While it was one of Cisnero's ugliest outings of the year, it ultimately didn't lead to disaster. The right-hander owns a 3.06 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 62:30 K:BB across 61.2 innings this year. He's added four saves, three blown saves and 18 holds in 66 appearances.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Picks up win Friday

    Cisnero (3-4) worked around a walk to pitch a scoreless inning of relief and earn the win Friday against the Blue Jays.

    Cisnero handled the eighth inning of a 1-1 game and picked up the win when the Tigers scored in the bottom half of the frame. The righty has been solid this year with a 2.72 ERA and 1.19 WHIP. He also has four saves. Gregory Soto earned the save Friday and leads the team with 16, and Michael Fulmer is also a notch ahead of Cisnero in the bullpen pecking order, keeping the latter's fantasy value capped for the time being, though he's still been able to contribute here and there.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Earns 15th hold Tuesday

    Cisnero pitched a clean eighth inning in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox to record his 15th hold of the season.

    The 15 holds easily pace the team, as Cisnero has established himself as a reliable setup man, though it appears Michael Fulmer and Gregory Soto have the inside track on save opportunities at the moment. Fulmer pitched the seventh in this one, while Soto ended the game to earn his 12th save of the season. Cisnero should remain in the mix, but his fantasy appeal is limited by the other two relievers for the time being.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Converts fourth save

    Cisnero retired the only batter he faced to earn the save in Sunday's 6-5 win over the White Sox.

    Gregory Soto began the ninth inning in a non-save situation, but he struggled to finish the game. Cisnero entered with one on and two outs, and he got Andrew Vaughn to line out. The right-hander hasn't given up a run in his last 9.2 innings, racking up two saves, four holds and a win in his last nine appearances. Overall, Cisnero has a 2.72 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 44:13 K:BB across 36.1 innings this year. He's up to four saves and 10 holds as part of Detroit's closer committee.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Registers third save Saturday

    Cisnero pitched a clean inning with two strikeouts to earn the save in Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Astros on Saturday.

    After Casey Mize allowed just one run across six innings, Cisnero came in for the seventh and shut the door against his former team in the first game of the twin bill. It was his third save of the season in four opportunities, and he's been effective overall with a 3.00 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 41 strikeouts across 33 innings. With Michael Fulmer (neck) landing on the 10-day injured list after Saturday's nightcap, Cisnero is likely to see more save opportunities in the short term, though Gregory Soto is also squarely in the mix.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Earns ninth hold

    Cisnero worked around a hit to log a scoreless eighth inning and record a hold in Wednesday's win over the Cardinals.

    Cisnero has been pitching well in June, as he's now gone eight straight appearances without allowing a run and has a sparkling 0.87 ERA this month across 10.1 innings. Michael Fulmer and Gregory Soto seem to have a slight edge right now for save opportunities, but Cisnero is in the mix, and he leads the team with his nine holds.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Picks up first win

    Cisnero (1-4) pitched two scoreless innings of relief with three strikeouts to record the win Sunday against the Angels.

    Cisnero was perfect in the eighth and ninth innings, then picked up his first win of the season when the Tigers scored twice in the top of the 10th. The righty seems to be behind Michael Fulmer in the closer pecking order, as Fulmer worked the bottom of the 10th for the save Sunday. Cisnero should retain a high-leverage role, however, and should still see some save opportunities moving forward, along with Fulmer and Gregory Soto. Cisnero has been solid with a 3.19 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 39 strikeouts across 31 innings this season.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Takes loss in relief

    Cisnero (0-4) took the loss in relief Saturday against the White Sox after giving up an unearned run and a walk across one inning.

    Cisnero entered the game in the 10th inning with a 4-4 tie and a runner on second base, but his performance wasn't good by any means. He walked Tim Anderson and while he retired Yermin Mercedes on a flyout, Yoan Moncada drove the inherited runner at second, Danny Mendick, home with a sac fly. This was Cisnero's fourth loss of the campaign. It's worth noting he has given up at least one run in four of his last six appearances, though three of those have been unearned.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Records another save

    Cisnero worked around a walk to pitch a scoreless ninth inning and secure the save Tuesday against the Mariners. He struck out two.

    The last two Detroit wins have featured saves from Cisnero, suggesting he has taken over the role from Gregory Soto. At the very least, the two may split save opportunities in the near term and possibly for the rest of the season, though Michael Fulmer (shoulder) is also second on the team with four saves and figures to factor into the equation when he's able to return from the injured list. This is a boon to Cisnero's fantasy value, as he came into the year with less fanfare than Soto but seems to be picking up steam. Cisnero doesn't figure to be a great fantasy option moving forward, though he'll be useful as long as he's converting saves on a regular basis.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 245 lbs
Birthplace: Bajos de Haina, Dominican Republic
Age: 33
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: R, R