Steve Cishek RP SEA 2 months ago

Cishek will enter the season as the team's closer, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Steve Cishek RP SEA 2 months ago

Cishek agreed a two-year, $10 million deal with the Mariners on Saturday, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports.

Steve Cishek RP SEA 2 months ago

The Cardinals declined to tender Cishek a contract for 2016.

Steve Cishek RP SEA 4 months ago

Cishek was unable to complete an inning's work Monday, retiring two hitters and walking three before being removed in a 3-0 win over the Pirates.

Steve Cishek RP SEA 5 months ago

Cishek picked up his fifth hold of the season Monday, pitching a scoreless eighth while striking out one and allowing one hit in the win over Washington.

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Steve Cishek RP SEA 7 months ago

The Miami Marlins traded relief pitcher Steve Cischek to the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, according to the Miami Herald. Cishek has given up just one run in his last 12.2 innings after losing his job as the closer earlier this season.

Steve Cishek RP SEA 7 months ago

Cishek was saddled with the loss Tuesday, recording just one out and allowing three runs (zero earned) against the Red Sox.

It's been a frustrating season for Cishek who lost his closer job and took a trip to the minors, but he is not to blame for Tuesday's outcome and, oddly enough, earned his third hold of the season in addition to being charged with the loss. He allowed one hit and one walk, but was undone by a costly fielding error that lead to the three base runners who would come around to score with two outs in the inning while Carter Capps was on the mound. All told, Cishek has done a nice job turning things around since returning from the minor leagues, allowing just one earned run over 8.2 innings to go along with eight strikeouts and three walks.

Steve Cishek RP SEA 8 months ago

Cishek returned to the mound during Sunday's loss to the Rockies, pitching two thirds of an inning with a walk and one strikeout.

After a couple of weeks in the minors, the former closer was thrust right back into a high-pressure situation, entering a bases loaded situation with one out in the seventh. Cishek induced a ground ball that was nearly turned into an inning ending double play, but ultimately allowed an inherited runner to score. The appearance has to be considered a victory for Cishek, who has endured a nightmarish season thus far, and the Marlins bullpen will be much improved if he is able to recapture his dominant form.

Steve Cishek RP SEA 8 months ago

Cishek was recalled from Double-A Jacksonville after Friday's game against the Rockies, Manny Navarro of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Cishek was sent back to the minors after a string of poor outings cost him the closer's role, but he was able to right the ship quickly at Double-A, where he tossed five scoreless innings and didn't walk a batter. Though A.J. Ramos blew his most recent save chance, he's probably solidified himself as the Marlins' ninth-inning man at this point, leaving Cishek to serve primarily in a setup capacity upon his return to the big club.

Steve Cishek RP SEA 8 months ago

The Marlins have optioned Cishek to Double-A Jacksonville, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

It's a bit surprising to see the demotion happen like this, but Cishek has had an awful season and has been giving up hits in bunches lately -- 16 of the in his last nine innings. He'll get a chance to work things out in the minors; it stands to reason that if he does so, Cishek will be back with Miami in the second half. No corresponding move has been announced yet.