Steve Cishek
RP FA
2 months ago

Cishek notched his 14th hold in Friday's 13-6 extra-inning loss to the Red Sox, firing a clean seventh inning.

EDGE Analysis

Along with fellow veteran and former closer Sergio Romo, Cishek has brought veteran stability to the bullpen as a setup option, posting scoreless efforts in all but one of his 22 appearances. Cishek has also racked up eight holds and a pair of victories over that stretch, making him an appealing option in AL-only and deeper mixed formats that count holds.

Steve Cishek
RP FA
3 months ago

Cishek (3-1) fired a scoreless two-thirds of an inning in Thursday's 2-0 win over the Blue Jays, issuing one walk.

EDGE Analysis

Cishek's ERA is unblemished since joining the Rays, as he's now posted 12 consecutive scoreless efforts. The veteran reliever also has a 12:4 K:BB in 11.2 innings over that span, picking up two wins and three holds and lowering his ERA from 3.15 to 1.99 in the process.

Steve Cishek
RP FA
3 months ago

Cishek notched his ninth hold in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Blue Jays, allowing one hit over a scoreless seventh inning.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever threw only seven pitches, getting all of them into the strike zone. Cishek has yet to allow an earned run in his nine appearances with the Rays, a stretch during he's also logged a victory and recorded a trio of holds. The 31-year-old's brisk usage and recent performances continue to render him a viable fantasy asset in AL-only and deep formats that count holds.

Steve Cishek
RP FA
4 months ago

Cishek logged his seventh hold in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Astros, allowing a hit over two-thirds of an inning.

EDGE Analysis

Cishek hasn't missed a beat since joining the Rays, having strung together three straight scoreless efforts spanning a total of 3.1 innings. Manager Kevin Cash seems comfortable deploying the veteran in a number of different setup scenarios thus far, which should continue affording him plenty of hold opportunities.

Steve Cishek
RP FA
4 months ago

Cishek (2-1) pitched a scoreless 1.2 innings in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Yankees, recording a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever has looked razor sharp in his first two appearances with the Rays, firing a combined 2.2 scoreless frames during which he's racked up four strikeouts. Cishek has dropped his ERA from 3.15 to 2.78 during that stretch and could prove to be a key set-up option for manager Kevin Cash if early returns are any indication.

Steve Cishek
RP FA
4 months ago

Cishek is unlikely to be available for Friday's game against the Yankees after being dealt to the Rays on Friday morning, but should be active out of the bullpen Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cishek was sent to Tampa Bay in exchange for right-hander Erasmo Ramirez prior to Friday's contest. He will likely settle into a top relief role as a setup man for Alex Colome, while bolstering the bullpen with a previous history of closing games for Miami and Seattle.

Steve Cishek
RP FA
4 months ago1 Comment

The Mariners traded Cishek to the Rays on Friday for pitcher Erasmo Ramirez, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cishek was one of the top setup men for the Mariners and likely will settle in as the No. 1 backup to closer Alex Colome, who's proven somewhat erratic despite his relative success this year. AL-only players and some mixed competitors will value his strikeouts, holds and possibly the occasional save chance.

Steve Cishek
RP FA
4 months ago

Cishek fired 1.1 scoreless innings in Tuesday's 6-5 extra-inning win over the Red Sox, allowing a walk and recording a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old has been very effective in July, posting a 1.35 ERA and allowing just one earned run on three hits over 6.2 innings across seven appearances. Cishek has also compiled a trio of holds and lowered his ERA from 4.38 to 3.32 over that stretch. While the former closer hasn't been deployed as a ninth-inning option, his frequent usage and recent performances render him a viable fantasy option in AL-only and deep formats that count holds.

Steve Cishek
RP FA
5 months ago

Cishek earned his fourth hold in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Angels, firing a scoreless two-thirds of an inning.

EDGE Analysis

Cishek managed to notch two outs on one pitch, inducing an inning-ending double play from Andrelton Simmons to snuff out a threat and preserve a slim 2-1 lead. The former closer has scoreless appearances in five of his last six trips to the mound, a stretch in which he's logged a win, a save and Sunday's hold. Cishek has been generally effective after getting his season off to a late start due to offseason hip surgery, and progressively increased his workload throughout June with solid results (3.38 ERA, 10:3 K:BB over eight innings).

Steve Cishek
RP FA
5 months ago

Cishek threw a perfect inning with two strikeouts against the Tigers on Thursday for his first save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Both John Hicks and Ian Kinsler went down swinging against Cishek, who pulled his ERA under 4.00 with his third consecutive scoreless appearance. Regular closer Edwin Diaz had worked each of the previous four days.