Steve Cishek RP MIA 27 Days

Steve Cishek retired the Braves in 1-2-3 fashion as the Marlins won on Thursday.

Atypically, all three outs were fly outs. The right-hander has come back from the break with five consecutive scoreless outings after struggling in the few weeks leading up to the break. Cishek is now 24-for-27 in save opportunities with a 3.32 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and a 51/14 K/BB ratio.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 29 Days

Joe Frisaro of reports that Marlins' relievers Steve Cishek and Mike Dunn are being closely watched by scouts.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has reported that Cishek has been a popular name in recent trade talks, but it's unclear whether the Marlins are willing to move him. However, he's making $3.8 million in his first year of arbitration and won't qualify for free agency until after 2017, so he could fetch a big return. The Marlins would like to add a controllable starting pitcher and/or a second baseman, which would be reasonable requests in a Cishek deal. Dunn making $1.4 million in his first year of arbitration and is under team control through 2016.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 1 Month

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Marlins closer Steve Cishek has been a very popular name in recent trade talks.

The rumblings suggest that the Marlins may be sellers at the trade deadline. If that happens, Cishek would suddenly become one of the top arms available on the market and could fetch a nice return package.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 1 Month

Steve Cishek blew his third save of the season Wednesday in the Marlins' loss to the Diamondbacks.

It was an ugly one. The Marlins took a 3-1 lead over Arizona in the top of the 10th inning, but Cishek gave up a walk, two singles, and a game-winning double to Paul Goldschmidt while failing to record an out in the bottom of the 10th. He's already blown two saves this month, but the right-hander's job is probably safe for now.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 2 Months

Steve Cishek blew his second save of the season, allowing two runs in the ninth inning in Thursday's loss to the Phillies.

The Marlins had taken a one-run lead with a two-run eighth inning. Cishek walked Tony Gwynn, Jr. to lead off the inning, then allowed a one-out single to Ben Revere. Second baseman Donovan Solano didn't help, making back-to-back poor decisions at second base (though no errors were assigned) resulting in two runs scoring. Cishek is now 4-4 and 18-for-20 in save situations with a 3.22 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP, and a 44/12 K/BB ratio.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 2 Months

Steve Cishek struck out the side in the ninth inning to pick up his 18th save in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.

Cishek made short work of the 8-9-1 hitters for the Phillies, fanning Ben Revere, pinch-hitter Cesar Hernandez, and Jimmy Rollins. The sidewinding right-hander has been a force to be reckoned with, as he has converted 18 of 19 save opportunities and sports a 1.93 ERA, a 0.98 WHIP, and a 43/9 K/BB ratio.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 2 Months

Steve Cishek struck out two in a perfect ninth inning against the Cubs on Sunday, earning his 14th save of the season.

Cishek has run into some trouble in recent outings, but he had no problems with the Cubs. The right-hander got Junior Lake to line out before striking out Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro to end the game. Cishek has a 2.45 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 32/9 K/BB ratio over 25 2/3 innings on the year.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 3 Months

Steve Cishek collected his 11th save as the Marlins took down the Nationals on Monday afternoon.

Cishek protected Miami's one-run lead by retiring all three batters he faced in the bottom of the ninth. He has a 1.74 ERA and a 26/6 K/BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 3 Months

Steve Cishek tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings to earn his 10th save of 2014 on Saturday versus Milwaukee.

Cishek struck out three Brewers hitters in the impressive outing. He has a 1.83 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 19 2/3 innings this season, and the 27-year-old right-hander is 10-for-11 so far in save opportunities.

Steve Cishek RP MIA 4 Months

Steve Cishek converted his sixth save of the season with 1 1/3 scoreless innings as the Marlins defeated the Braves 5-4 on Thursday.

Cishek entered the game with runners on the corners and two outs in the eighth inning of a one-run ballgame. After walking Andrelton Simmons to load the bases, Cishek struck out Ramiro Pena to end the threat. Cishek then shut down the Braves' 1-2-3 hitters in short order in the ninth inning to pick up the save. With the exception of his outing on Friday (his first blown save since June 2, 2013), Cishek has been very reliable for the Marlins.