Steve Cishek
RP SEA
1 week 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.

Steve Cishek
RP SEA
1 week 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.

Steve Cishek
RP SEA
2 weeks ago

Cishek (left hip) could come off the disabled list when the Mariners come off the road and return home Aug. 19, the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cishek is progressing quickly after being diagnosed with a partial tear in the labrum in his hip . He received a cortisone shot a week ago and threw a bullpen session Thursday. He'll throw one more and then likely begin a rehab assignment. "He said it's the best he's felt with the lower half in a long time," manager Scott Servais said. Cishek will pitch in a set-up role for new closer Edwin Diaz when he returns.

Steve Cishek
RP SEA
3 weeks ago

Cishek played catch Wednesday for the first time since tearing his left hip labrum, Shannon Drayer of ESPN Radio 710 AM reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cishek still has a way to go in his recovery but took a first step in the right direction Wednesday. Expect further updates on Seattle's former closer as he progresses further in his rehab.

Steve Cishek
RP SEA
3 weeks ago

Cishek (hip) was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to August 2 with a torn left labrum.

EDGE Analysis

Cishek blew a save against the Red Sox on Monday and was promptly demoted from the role of closer afterwards. He will now miss time on the disabled list with a hip injury, forcing the Mariners to recall Triple-A pitchers Ariel Miranda and Blake Parker. Edwin Diaz will continue to be the Mariners' closer, with Cishek utilized in a setup role when he returns.

Steve Cishek
RP SEA
4 weeks ago

Cishek has been removed as the Mariners' closer in favor of Edwin Diaz, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cishek took the loss Monday one night after blowing a save, and allowed at least one earned run in five of his last 10 outings, so manager Scott Servais decided to relieve him of the ninth-inning duties for the time being and install the young fireballer Diaz as the team's closer.

Steve Cishek
RP SEA
4 weeks ago

Cishek (2-6) lost the game for the Mariners on Monday, allowing a Mookie Betts solo homer in a tie game in the top of the ninth before exiting with two thirds of an inning pitched.

EDGE Analysis

This was the second straight disastrous performance for the closer, who blew a save against the Cubs despite entering with a three-run lead in his previous appearance. Cishek can ill afford another slip-up if he wants to hold on to the ninth-inning role.

Steve Cishek
RP SEA
4 weeks ago

Cishek blew a three-run lead Sunday for his sixth blown save this season, allowing three runs on three hits, a hit batter and a wild pitch with one strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

Cishek, who notched his 25th save a night earlier, imploded with one out. He allowed a double, two singles and a hit batter before getting his next out -- a fielder's choice that scored a run -- and then let the tying run score on a wild pitch. The Mariners eventually lost in extra innings. His six blown saves are tied for most in baseball.

Steve Cishek
RP SEA
1 month ago

Cishek notched is 25th save in Saturday's 4-1 victory over the Cubs, allowing one hit but also recording three strikeouts over an inning.

EDGE Analysis

The Mariners closer now has converted five consecutive save opportunities and has recorded multiple strikeouts in six of his last seven appearances. With over two full months left to go in the season, Cishek retains a solid chance of equaling or surpassing the career-high 39 saves he tallied with the Marlins in 2014.

Steve Cishek
RP SEA
1 month ago

Cishek pitched a perfect ninth inning Tuesday to preserve a 7-4 lead and earn a save against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

The save was Cishek's 24th of the season, lowering his ERA to 2.80. After a rough patch earlier in July where he gave up runs in three consecutive outings, Cishek seems to have settled down, and has now pitched four consecutive scoreless appearances.