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Top Jose Cisnero News

  • Angels' Jose Cisnero: Reports for camp

    Cisnero (visa issues) arrived to the Angels' camp Sunday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

    The veteran reliever was absent for the start of spring training due to visa issues, but he didn't end up missing much time. Cisnero had a 5.31 ERA in 63 outings for the Tigers last season and should fill a middle-relief role with the Angels after signing a one-year, $1.75 million deal in early February.

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  • Angels' Jose Cisnero: Arriving late to camp

    Cisnero didn't report to Angels' spring training Tuesday and will be at least a week late to arrive due to visa issues, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.

    The veteran right-hander joined the Halos on a one-year, $1.75 million contract in early February but won't be with the team for the start of camp. Cisnero posted a 5.31 ERA in 63 outings for the Tigers last season, though his 70:25 K:BB is more palatable. He still has plenty of time to report before his availability for Opening Day is jeopardized.

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  • Angels' Jose Cisnero: Inks one-year deal with Angels

    Cisnero signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Angels on Saturday, Taylor Blake Ward of The Sporting Tribune reports.

    Cisnero's ERA ballooned to 5.31 in 2023 with the Tigers, but he collected a 70:25 K:BB over 59.1 innings. The 34-year-old posted a 3.84 ERA with 229 strikeouts across 211 frames during his five seasons in Detroit and should slide into a setup role in Anaheim.

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  • Jose Cisnero: Heads to open market

    Cisnero elected free agency Thursday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Cisnero had an untimely poor season, as he turned in a 5.31 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across 59.1 innings for the Tigers in 2023. He had turned in more successful campaigns earlier in his career, so he should find a new opportunity around the league.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Placed on waivers

    The Tigers placed Cisnero on waivers Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

    Cisnero has registered an underwhelming 5.36 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 56:20 K:BB in 48.2 innings this season for Detroit, but the 34-year-old right-hander was an effective major-league setup man from 2020 through 2022 and can be picked up by another team with a simple waiver claim.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Takes loss to Minnesota

    Cisnero (2-3) took the loss Tuesday against the Twins. He allowed three runs on two hits and a walk while failing to record an out.

    The 34-year-old was summoned in the sixth inning to safeguard Detroit's 2-0 lead, but he gave up a walk and two singles before getting the hook. All three baserunners would come around to score in the inning, saddling the righty reliever with a loss. However, culpability doesn't solely rest on Cisnero, as he induced a Max Kepler infield pop-up that landed in foul territory due to a miscommunication between third baseman Matt Vierling and catcher Eric Haase. Cisnero's performance has been a mixed bag lately with a 7.36 ERA and 1.45 WHIP despite a stellar 18:3 K:BB across 11 second-half innings.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Notches second save

    Cisnero picked up the save Wednesday against Minnesota, allowing a hit and logging a strikeout over one-third of an inning.

    Cisnero recorded the final out in relief of Trey Wingenter in the ninth inning, striking out Carlos Correa to strand the bases loaded and preserve a 9-5 win. The 34-year-old Cisnero had struggled to a 7.04 ERA over his prior seven outings (7.2 innings). He now sports a 3.89 ERA with a 1.30 WHIP and 54:16 K:BB across 44 innings this season. While Cisnero is one of the more experienced arms in Detroit's pen, he's still likely behind Alex Lange and Jason Foley in the closing hierarchy.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Gets hit hard Friday

    Cisnero allowed five runs on three hits while not recording any outs in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays. He walked two.

    Cisnero came on to pitch the ninth inning with Toronto up 7-2 and quickly made things worse. He allowed two singles and two walks before uncorking a wild pitch. Cisnero then gave up a three-run home run to Whit Merrifield before getting the hook. The righty came into the contest with a 2.18 ERA but that skyrocketed to 3.55. Despite the hiccup, Cisnero should maintain a key role in Detroit's bullpen.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Picks up first save

    Cisnero worked a scoreless inning to earn the save in Monday's 8-5 win over the Royals in 10 innings. He walked one and struck out two.

    Regular closer Alex Lange tossed scoreless frames in the eighth and ninth, then the Tigers scored three times in the top of the 10th to pull ahead 8-5. Cisnero came in and shut the door for his first save of the year. Lange has been dominant with a 0.89 ERA and eight saves in nine chances, though Cisnero has been pretty good in a setup role with a 2.50 ERA across 18 innings.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Earns hold Monday

    Cisnero pitched a scoreless inning of relief and earned a hold in Monday's win over the Brewers.

    The hold was the second of the season for Cisnero, who lowered his ERA to 4.50 to go along with a 1.38 WHIP and seven strikeouts across eight innings. He pitched the sixth inning in Monday's 4-2 win while Alex Lange closed things out in the ninth, so it seems like Cisnero is firmly in a setup role for the Tigers, which limits his fantasy appeal.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Earns first 2023 win

    Cisnero (1-0) allowed an unearned run in an inning of relief to earn the win in Friday's 11-inning contest against the Giants. He gave up two hits and struck out one.

    Cisnero worked the top of the 11th inning and allowed the automatic runner on second base to score via a pair of singles with no outs, but he limited the damage from there. The righty then picked up the win on Nick Maton's walkoff three-run home run in the bottom half of the inning. Cisnero now has a 5.40 ERA across five innings this season, and he should continue to work in front of regular closer Alex Lange most days. Lange did not pitch Friday.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Rejoins pitching schedule Sunday

    Cisnero (illness) struck out three and gave up one run on two hits and one walk over one inning of relief in Sunday's 6-2 Grapefruit League loss to the Twins.

    The Tigers revealed Thursday that Cisnero was dealing with a non-COVID-19-related illness, but he was out of commission only for a couple of days before he was cleared for game action. The 32-year-old is likely headed for a setup or high-leverage relief role in front of Alex Lange, the presumptive favorite to take over as the Tigers' closer following the offseason trade of Gregory Soto to Philadelphia.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Out with non-COVID illness

    Cisnero is day-to-day while dealing with a non-COVID illness, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

    Cisnero should be fine in a day or two, but he's been limited to just one appearance this spring due to a neck injury and now an illness. As a veteran, though, he shouldn't need too many outings to get ready for the regular season. Cisnero could factor into the saves mix this season for the Tigers alongside Alex Lange.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Throws live batting practice

    Cisnero (neck) threw live batting practice without issue Sunday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Cisnero has been held back by neck spasms but appears to be past it now. He is expected to be in the mix to close games for the Tigers this season.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Dealing with neck spasm

    Cisnero has received treatment this week for a muscle spasm in the left side of his neck, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

    It seems likely to be a day-to-day situation, but the Tigers are only saying that Ciseno will resume workouts once symptoms subside. The 33-year-old right-hander is in the mix to compete for the closer job this season, so any missed time during camp isn't ideal.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Settles with Detroit

    Cisnero signed a one-year, $2.2875 million contract with the Tigers on Friday to avoid arbitration, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.

    Cisnero made just 28 appearances in 2022 due to shoulder and personal issues. He managed a 1.08 ERA across 25 innings in spite of a 23:19 K:BB. Some regression is bound to happen, but he should still be a solid middle reliever in 2023.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Ready to go for doubleheader

    The Tigers reinstated Cisnero (personal) from the bereavement list in advance of Thursday's doubleheader with the Athletics.

    Cisnero is poised to make his season debut as the Tigers open their second-half schedule. The right-hander was placed on the injured list coming out of spring training with a right shoulder strain, only to be placed on the bereavement list by Detroit when he was officially reinstated to the 40-man roster July 15. Cisnero appears to have taken care of whatever personal matter kept him away from the team last weekend, so he'll rejoin the Detroit bullpen and be part of the bridge to closer Gregory Soto.

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  • Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Placed on bereavement list

    Cisnero was placed on the bereavement list Friday.

    Cisnero was activated off the 60-day injured list earlier in the day after recovering from a shoulder injury but exits the active roster just a few hours later for an unrelated reason. He'll likely miss the final few games before the All-Star break before returning for the start of the second half. Angel De Jesus was recalled to take his place on the roster.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 258 lbs
Birthplace: Bajos de Haina, Dominican Republic
Age: 34
Experience: 6
Bats/Throws: R, R