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Steve Cishek | Relief Pitcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/18/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 213
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Steve Cishek got himself into and out of trouble to work a scoreless ninth inning and earn the save against the Nationals on Tuesday.
Cishek allowed a leadoff single to Ian Desmond and hit Danny Espinosa with a pitch, and after a Nate McLouth strikeout pinch-hitter Jayson Werth came to the plate representing the tying run. Cishek got him to fly out before another single loaded the bases with two outs for Anthony Rendon. Cishek got Rendon to strike out as well, ending the threat and securing a hard-earned 27th save. All's well that ends well, but Cishek owners would prefer less dramatics than they've had in recent days. Jul 29 - 10:50 PM

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Steve Cishek allowed a home run but bounced back to preserve the Marlins' 4-2 win over the Astros on Sunday.

Cishek allowed a one-out home run by Jon Singleton, just Cishek's second homer allowed all season, but he came back to strike out Carlos Corporan and Robbie Grossman to earn the save. He's now got 26 saves to go with a 3.38 ERA and 1.08 WHIP on the year.
Jul 27 - 6:11 PM

Steve Cishek slammed the door on the Astros on Friday, setting down the side in order in the ninth inning, including a pair of strikeouts.

It's the second straight day that Cishek has fired a perfect inning in a save situation, and he has now converted 25 of his 28 chances on the year. There have been some rumblings that he could be made available before the trade deadline, but regardless of what jersey he wears he should remain a very steady source of saves.
Jul 25 - 11:34 PM

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.
Jul 24 - 9:54 PM

Steve Cishek worked around a lead-off single in the ninth inning to convert his 23rd save as the Marlins defeated the Braves on Tuesday.

Chris Johnson led off with a single and was pinch-run for by Jordan Schafer, but Schafer was caught stealing. Cishek then struck out Andrelton Simmons and Ryan Doumit to end the contest. The closer has had a few bumpy games over the last few weeks which significantly inflated his ERA, but he has otherwise had a great season. He carries a 3.40 ERA and a 51/14 K/BB ratio while converting 23 of 26 save opportunities.
Jul 22 - 10:46 PM

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.
Jul 22 - 11:51 AM

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.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 20 - 10:31 PM

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.
Jul 9 - 6:52 PM

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.
Jul 3 - 9:26 PM

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.
Jun 25 - 10:08 PM

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.
Jun 8 - 6:42 PM

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.
May 26 - 4:35 PM

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.
May 24 - 7:20 PM

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.
May 1 - 10:47 PM

Steve Cishek blew his first save since last June 2 on Friday and took the loss against the Mets.

After entering the bottom of the ninth inning with a one-run lead, Cishek gave up a leadoff single to Lucas Duda before Travis d'Arnaud dropped down a sacrifice bunt. Bobby Abreu lined out to left field for the second out of the inning, but Omar Quintanilla followed with a game-tying single. Kirk Nieuwenhuis then delivered a pinch-hit double before Curtis Granderson ended it with a walk-off single to right field. Cishek had converted 33 consecutive saves before Friday's blowup, so we'll chalk this up to an off night.
Apr 25 - 10:37 PM

Depth Charts

C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Garrett Jones
2Jeff Baker
2B1Rafael Furcal
2Derek Dietrich
3Jordany Valdespin
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Casey McGehee
2Ed Lucas
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
S1Nathan Eovaldi
2Henderson Alvarez
3Tom Koehler
4Brad Hand
5Jacob Turner
6Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Carter Capps
6Chris Hatcher
7Sam Dyson
8Kevin Gregg
9Dan Jennings