OUTSteve Cishek
RP SEA
27 minutes ago

Cishek (hip) will play catch for the first time out to 60 feet on Tuesday, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

This will be the first time the righty will throw since arriving to camp, but he'll ease himself into things for the time being, as he is still weeks away from actually tossing off a mound. Cishek's hip procedure ended up being more serious than initially expected, so he'll continue to progress slowly with his status remaining doubtful for Opening Day. When he returns, he'll likely challenge Nick Vincent for the top setup man role to closer Edwin Diaz.

OUTSteve Cishek
RP SEA
5 days ago

Cishek (hip) is still recovering from offseason surgery and appears to be a "long shot" to be ready for Opening Day, Bbo Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. "Steve is not out to playing catch too far yet," manager Scott Servais said. "He needs to get his legs underneath him and get his lower half working. He's just getting into that."

EDGE Analysis

The Mariners will have their first official workout for pitchers Wednesday, but Cishek won't be included among the group and looks like he's multiple weeks away from even throwing off a mound, as Servais indicated he's only recently begun loss tossing. The reliever required microfracture surgery on his hip in October and doesn't seem to be behind in his recovery, but the severity of the procedure nonetheless figures to delay his start to the season. A healthy Cishek was expected to challenge for a role as the top setup man to closer Edwin Diaz, but Nick Vincent now looks like the leading contender for those duties.

OUTSteve Cishek
RP SEA
6 days ago

Cishek, who underwent left hip surgery on Oct. 12, stated that although microfracture surgery was needed to repair his torn labrum, reports that he is "feeling well" heading into spring training, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cishek reports that his hip ailment was little more serious than had initially been expected, as evidenced by the microfracture procedure that was ultimately required. However, the 30-year-old reliever, while likely to be out a bit longer than first projected due to the complexity of the procedure, reports that he is on the road to recovery as workouts begin. Originally expected to be ready for Opening Day, Cishek's 2017 debut will almost certainly come a bit later, currently leaving Nick Vincent as the top setup option behind closer Edwin Diaz.

OUTSteve Cishek
RP SEA
4 weeks ago

Cishek (hip) has begun a light throwing program, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cishek underwent surgery Oct. 12 to repair a torn labrum in his left hip, and Mariners assistant trainer Rob Nodine confirmed the righty has begun a very light throwing program. He is expected to be slightly behind schedule on his 4-6 month recovery time, but will likely operate as the setup man for Edwin Diaz once he is healthy.

OUTSteve Cishek
RP SEA
3 months ago

Cishek (hip) is expected to begin pitching by April, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cishek underwent surgery on Oct. 12 to repair a torn labrum in his left hip. It is possible that he will begin the season with a minor league rehab assignment or in extended spring training. With Edwin Diaz securing the Mariners' closer role, it is possible that Cishek will operate in a set-up capacity once healthy.

OUTSteve Cishek
RP SEA
4 months ago

Cishek underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a torn labrum in his left hip.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear how the injury was sustained, but this is not good news for Cishek or the Mariners. The reliever won't be able to resume baseball activities for 4-to-6 months, which could put his availability for spring training and potentially Opening Day in question. His exact return date will likely become clearer as his rehab process progresses.

OUTSteve Cishek
RP SEA
5 months ago

Cishek pitched 1.2 scoreless innings Thursday in a win against the A's.

EDGE Analysis

Cishek has had his ups and downs this year, but he hasn't allowed a run in his last 11 appearances (10.1 innings) setting up for Edwin Diaz. He's struck out seven and walked three in that span with four hits allowed.

OUTSteve Cishek
RP SEA
6 months ago

Cishek was charged with two runs on two hits in a third of an inning Tuesday at Texas.

EDGE Analysis

The Mariners needed Cishek to get through the seventh and eighth innings before handing the ball to closer Edwin Diaz in the ninth. But Cishek quickly gave up a run after entering in the seventh, and another of his baserunners scored after he left, all of which forced Diaz to go two innings. He ultimately blew the save in the ninth. The Mariners have a handful of hard-throwing relievers. Cishek is no lock to stick in a setup role if he falters again.

OUTSteve Cishek
RP SEA
6 months ago

Cishek, who was activated off the disabled list Friday, will pitch in a setup role behind closer Edwin Diaz, the Seattle Times

EDGE Analysis

Diaz has excelled as the closer since taking over the job from Cishek. Cishek could get a save opportunity here and there if Diaz needs a night off. Mostly, though, he'll pitch the late innings against right-handed batters, who have hit .153/.224/.265 against him this season.

OUTSteve Cishek
RP SEA
6 months ago

Cishek (hip) was activated from the DL by the Mariners Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Chishek last pitched on Aug. 1. He sports a 3.40 ERA on the season. The 30-year-old received a cortisone shot after being placed on the DL.