Steve Cishek RP MIA 13 Days

Steve Cishek notched his second save of the season Thursday with a scoreless ninth inning against the Rockies.

Cishek gave up a two-out single to Michael Cuddyer, but he was able to strike out Carlos Gonzalez swinging to end it. The 27-year-old likely didn't go for a high price in drafts this spring, but he had a 2.33 ERA and 74/22 K/BB ratio over 69 2/3 innings while going 34-for-36 in save opportunities. He should be a very useful fantasy closer again in 2014 for what could be an improved Miami team.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 14 Days

Steve Cishek pitched a scoreless ninth inning and earned his first save of the season as the Marlins defeated the Rockies 4-3 on Tuesday.

Cishek retired the Rockies in short order, inducing two ground outs and recording one strikeout. The sidewinding right-hander quietly finished with an impressive 2.33 ERA and 34 saves last season and can be reasonably expected to be a solid source of saves and strikeouts.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 2 Months

Steve Cishek cut a workout short before his scheduled bullpen session Tuesday due to a sore neck.

It doesn't sound like a major concern at this time, but the Marlins obviously don't want to push it this early in camp. Cishek posted a 2.34 ERA and 33 saves last season and is an underrated option at closer in fantasy leagues.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 3 Months

Marlins avoided arbitration with RHP Steve Cishek by agreeing to a one-year, $3.8 million contract.

Cishek gets a big raise after qualifying for arbitration this winter as a Super Two player. His first full season as the Marlins' closer was a good one, as the righty held a 2.34 ERA while recording 33 saves.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 7 Months

Steve Cishek notched his 31st save in nailbiting fashion Wednesday, loading the bases before escaping trouble in a win over the Phillies.

It certainly wasn't all Cishek's fault, as the leadoff batter reached on an error and the third runner got on with an intentional walk following a Domonic Brown double. But, he got a strikeout and groundout to end the threat. Cishek has been one of the few bright spots for the Marlins this season, posting a 2.51 ERA with over a strikeout per inning.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 8 Months

Steve Cishek worked a perfect ninth inning in Saturday's victory over the Rockies, earning his 28th save of the season.

Cishek struck out one in his inning of work. He's been a very steady and dependable closer for fantasy owners this season, posting a 2.65 ERA and 55/18 K/BB ratio over 57 2/3 innings while converting 28 of his 30 save chances.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 8 Months

Steve Cishek earned his 27th save of the season, pitching a scoreless ninth inning against the Giants on Sunday.

Cishek hasn't allowed a run in August, notching five saves in six one-inning appearances. The right-hander is 27-for-29 in save conversions this season and has logged a solid 2.80 ERA and 1.13 WHIP.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 8 Months

Steve Cishek earned his 25th save of the season, pitching a scoreless 10th inning against the Royals on Tuesday.

The right-hander now has 25 saves in 27 chances, a 2.91 ERA and 51 strikeouts in 52 2/3 innings. He hasn't allowed a run in an appearance of one inning or less since June 4.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 9 Months

Steve Cishek allowed two runs in his second inning of work as the Marlins lost to the Mets on Tuesday.

Cishek worked a scoreless ninth inning but was sent back out for the 10th, where he ran into problems. The right-hander ended up giving up three hits and two walks in the inning, with one of the walks being intentional. The outing certainly didn't help his trade stock, but closers are rarely asked to go more than one inning at a time and he shouldn't be downgraded for the hiccup.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 9 Months

Steve Cishek earned his fifth save in one week's time Sunday, tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Pirates.

He walked a batter and surrendered a single to make things interesting, but ultimately skirted danger and preserved rookie Jose Fernandez's gem. Cishek (2.89 ERA) has converted 17 straight saves. He's been dynamite since posting a disappointing 5.25 ERA in April. The Marlins apparently have no interest in dealing their closer, which is great news for fantasy owners.