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68 Jose Cisnero RP
Height/Weight: 6-3/228 | Birthdate: 4/11/1989 | Birthplace: | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Houston | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 535.00
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Jose Cisnero transferred to 60-day disabled list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Astros pitcher Jose Cisnero has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list Saturday.

Cisnero had Tommy John surgery in late May, and isn't expected back the rest of the year. He posted a 9.64 ERA over 4 2/3 innings. 


Jose Cisnero undergoes Tommy John


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Astros pitcher Jose Cisnero underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday.

Cisnero was slated for the surgery for some time. It was deemed "successful" by the team. Cisnero posted a 9.64 ERA in 4 2/3 innings.


Tommy John surgery in cards for Jose Cisnero


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Astros pitcher Jose Cisnero is headed for Tommy John surgery on his injured elbow, MLB.com reports.

Cisnero was placed on the disabled list last week with elbow discomfort, and the worst-case scenario has come to pass. He finishes the 2014 season with a 9.64 ERA in 4 2/3 innings.


Paul Clemens up, Jose Cisnero destined for DL


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2014) The Astros have recalled right-hander Paul Clemens from Triple-A Oklahoma City a week after demoting him. He is set to join the team Friday, per MLB.com. He will replace DL-bound fellow reliever Jose Cisnero. Cisnero has been dealing with an elbow issue

Jose Cisnero dealing with elbow discomfort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2014) Astros reliever Jose Cisnero returned to Houston and was examined by a team doctor on Thursday after experiencing discomfort in his elbow, MLB.com reports. Cisnero experienced the discomfort Tuesday against the Tigers. He game up two runs in an inning of work during that outing.

"He had some discomfort, and so we let him come in the next day and get evaluated and we felt we needed to have him see our doctors and we sent him here," general manager Jeff Luhnow said.

Astros place Matt Albers on DL, promote Jose Cisnero


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2014) The Astros have placed reliever Matt Albers on the disabled list retroactive to April 22 with tendinitis in his shoulder. They have promoted fellow right-hander Jose Cisnero to take his place.

Albers was off to a strong start. He's given up 10 hits, but just one eanred run, in 10 innings and owns a 0.90 ERA.


Astros reassign five players to minor-league camp


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) The Astros reassigned five players to minor-league camp Sunday, including relievers Jose Cisnero and Chia-Jen Lo. The three other players demoted were Collin McHugh, Rudy Owens and Tyler Heineman.

Astros demote struggling Jose Cisnero to minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2013) The Astros optioned reliever Jose Cisnero to Triple-A Oklahoma City Wednesday. The right-handed reliever has been mired in a slump, posting a 10.80 ERA and 2.70 WHIP in his last 12 outings.

Astros to go closer-by-committee


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2013) The Houston Astros will go to a closer-by-committee approach to the ninth inning after trading Jose Veras to the Tigers, MLB.com reports Tuesday. Houston plays at Baltimore beginning Tuesday night. 

Jose Cisnero, Travis Blackley and Chia-Jen Lo could all be options to get the ball for manager Bo Porter in the ninth. 


Looking at the Astros' closer candidates


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/29/2013) The Astros have yet to name a closer to replace Jose Veras, who they traded to the Tigers Monday, and if I had to guess, I'd say they go with a committee to start out. Hector Ambriz and Josh Fields were both mentioned as candidates this spring, and you have to figure Wesley Wright will factor against lefties.

But inevitably, every committee leads to one guy stepping up and claiming the role for himself, and the obvious candidate to do that here is Jose Cisnero. He's a hard-thrower with strikeout-per-inning stuff, and though his 3.48 ERA and 1.48 WHIP don't seem like anything special, both are skewed by a particularly ugly outing on May 11 in which he gave up eight hits and six earned runs in 2 2/3 innings. Remove it from the equation, and he has a 2.33 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the year.

Still not impressed? Yeah, OK. Well, everyone left in the Astros bullpen has a high ERA and WHIP, which is probably the takeaway here. Though Cisnero is the reliever to target in deep leagues where saves are nowhere to be found on the waiver wire, you probably shouldn't bother with him outside of those leagues.


Who would be next up to close for Houston?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2013) Our Jon Heyman is reporting Astros closer Jose Veras is drawing considerable trade interest and appears likely to be dealt by the July 31 trade deadline. If that happens, then who closes for Houston?

That's a great question given the state of the team's bullpen. Astros' relievers have combined for the worst bullpen ERA (5.04) in the majors. In fact, Veras has the lowest ERA (3.12) among Houston's relievers. 

In the event of a Veras' trade, the top internal candidates to take over as the team's closer are Jose Cisnero, Wesley Wright, Hector Ambriz and Josh Fields

If you asked me this question in late June, then Cisnero would have been the easy choice. He was a rising arm in Houston's bullpen and gaining the trust of the coaching staff. However, he has struggled lately. He's walked 12 batters in his last 11 2/3 innings and has a 9.95 ERA in his last seven outings.

Fields could be a future MLB closer, but he has a 6.61 ERA. Wright could be more valuable as a lefty specialist and setup man. Also, Wright's name has come up in trade rumors, so he might be on the move as well. Ambriz is second on the team with two saves and has 13 holds, but also has a 5.66 ERA and 1.77 WHIP.

If Houston manager Bo Porter loses Veras, it wouldn't surprise me one bit if he chose a closer-by-committe approach. But if I had to stash one player in Fantasy, then I'd think I'd make it Cisnero since he does have plenty of upside.


Jose Cisnero a closer in waiting?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2013) Depending on how the roster looks after July 31, the Astros will consider Jose Cisnero for the closer's role, if there is an opening, according to the Houston Chronicle. Astros pitching coach Doug Brocail said the front office allows club to experiment, which makes it easier to try out different situations during the season.

Astros gaining confidence in Jose Cisnero


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2013) Astros manager Bo Porter said Sunday reliever Jose Cisnero has earned the opportunity to pitch in high-pressure situations after he tossed two scoreless innings and picked up the relief win Saturday against the Cubs.

"He's proven us right many times already," Porter said, per MLB.com. "There's nothing that's going to stop us from putting him into any situation because he's responded quite well. You look at his demeanor on the mound, and it doesn't change. He continues to make quality pitch after quality pitch, and we have all the trust in the world and belief that he can get the job done."

Cisnero has a 2.20 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 32 2/3 innings in his rookie season. However, he has been much improved lately, going 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and three holds in his last 12 2/3 innings.

"Gradually, we've put him into some more intensified situations, and he's answered the bell every time," Porter said. "I think moving forward, he's gaining more confidence, we're gaining more confidence in him, and we believe that he'll be a vital part of the success of this organization for many years moving forward."


Astros have starting decisions to make


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2013) The Astros have made a change to their starting rotation. Manager Bo Porter has removed Brad Peacock and sent him to the bullpen. The team hasn't decided who will replace him Thursday against Detroit, though CBS Sports Baseball Insider Danny Knobler has some thoughts on the matter. 

Houston's best possibility to replace Peacock comes in Jordan Lyles, who would be on normal rest for Thursday if called up. He is 2-2 with a 5.32 ERA over six games and five starts at Triple-A Oklahoma City. 

Jarred Cosart is another option. He has better numbers than Lyles. He is 2-0 with a 2.86 ERA over five appearances and four starts with the RedHawks, including 23 Ks over 22 innings. 

The last options could come from the bullpen in long men Paul Clemens or Jose Cisnero. Through 25 games, the Astros' starters have the highest ERA in the majors at 6.34 and have pitched the fewest number of innings per start at 4.6.