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Steve Cishek | Relief Pitcher | #31

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/18/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Carson-Newman
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 5 (0) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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Steve Cishek surrendered a two-run home run to Matt Joyce in the ninth inning to blow a 5-4 lead in Tuesday's 9-6 loss to the A's.
Edwin Diaz was removed from closing duty earlier on Tuesday, opening the door for Cishek to potentially see some ninth inning work. Just a few hours after Diaz lost his job, the Mariners handed Cishek a 5-4 ninth-inning advantage, one which he almost immediately squandered. He started out the ninth surrendering a single to Rajai Davis, which Matt Joyce then followed up with a go-ahead two-run homer. While this was a rough appearance (particularly given the context of the team's late bullpen struggles), Cishek was just activated from the disabled list after sitting on the shelf all season while rehabbing from hip surgery. It is possible he still has some rust to knock off. In addition to Cishek, Tony Zych, Nick Vincent and Marc Rzepczynski (who, himself, surrendered a three-run homer in the ninth after Cishek left the game on Tuesday) could all see closing opportunities as the Mariners try to sort out their pen. May 17 - 1:41 AM

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Mariners activated RHP Steve Cishek from the 10-day disabled list.

Cishek has been out all season while coming back from hip surgery. He'll return to a setup role, although it's possible he'll be eased into things in low-leverage situations initially.
May 15 - 5:36 PM

Steve Cishek (hip) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session at Safeco Field on Monday.

Cishek was supposed to make a rehab appearance with Triple-A Tacoma on Monday night, but the Mariners decided to keep him in a more controlled environment. He should join back up with Tacoma by the end of this week. The veteran reliever is working through some mechanical adjustments coming off major hip surgery.
May 9 - 6:14 PM

Steve Cishek (hip) will resume his minor league rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Tacoma.

Cishek made five appearances between Double- and Triple-A in April while rehabbing from hip surgery, but he recently took a break to work on his mechanics. Assuming he's back on track, it might not be long before he's deemed ready to join the M's bullpen. He should pitch in a set-up capacity before fireballing-closer Edwin Diaz.
May 8 - 10:51 AM

Steve Cishek (hip) completed a successful bullpen session on Friday and will set out on a minor league rehab assignment next week.

Cishek pitched in some rehab games for Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Tacoma last month but took a break from that to work on some mechanical adjustments. He's expected to join Tacoma early next week and it shouldn't be long until we see Cishek back in the big leagues. When that happens, Cishek will likely serve in a setup role ahead of closer Edwin Diaz.
May 6 - 9:23 PM

Steve Cishek (hip) threw a bullpen session in front of Mariners coaches on Tuesday at Safeco Field.

He'll have a similar workout Thursday before heading back out on a minor league rehab assignment. Cishek has allowed two runs over four innings thus far between Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Tacoma. He's working on some mechanical adjustments as he nears the end of his recovery from October hip surgery.
May 2 - 7:28 PM

Steve Cishek (hip) worked a scoreless rehab inning Wednesday night with Double-A Arkansas.

A positive step for the veteran reliever, who had yielded two runs on four hits and three walks in 2 1/3 innings over his first three rehab outings. Cishek is expected to make another appearance on Thursday and could join the Mariners' active roster this weekend if that goes smoothly.
Apr 27 - 11:20 AM

Steve Cishek (hip) has allowed two runs on four hits and three walks in 2 1/3 innings over his first three rehab outings with Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Tacoma.

And the Mariners don't plan on activating him from the disabled list until he shows better effectiveness. "I’d like him to iron out some of the mechanical stuff," manager Scott Servais said Tuesday. "He’s going through spring training. It just happens to be in late April." Cishek underwent major hip surgery last October.
Apr 25 - 5:20 PM

Steve Cishek (hip) has shifted his minor league rehab assignment to Triple-A Tacoma.

Cishek looked sharp in a scoreless frame Monday with Double-A Arkansas, his first live appearance since undergoing hip surgery last October. Cishek is expected to pitch 2-3 times with Tacoma before joining the Mariners' active roster next week in a setup role.
Apr 20 - 9:41 AM

Steve Cishek (hip) tossed a scoreless inning Monday in his first minor league rehab appearance with Double-A Arkansas.

It was his first appearance since undergoing hip surgery last October. The plan calls for him to make three or four more appearances in the minors before joining the Mariners' bullpen. Barring any setbacks, he's on track to return by the end of the month.
Apr 18 - 10:31 AM

Steve Cishek (hip) has joined up with Double-A Arkansas for a minor league rehab assignment.

He's expected to join the Mariners' bullpen after three or four minor league appearances, assuming no setbacks. The veteran reliever was placed on the disabled list just before Opening Day after undergoing surgery last October to repair a torn labrum in his left hip.
Apr 16 - 1:46 PM

Steve Cishek (hip) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend.

The veteran right-hander will need 3-4 appearances in the minors before he's ready to rejoin the M's bullpen. Barring any setbacks, Cishek should be back in Seattle before the end of the month.
Apr 14 - 6:58 PM

Steve Cishek (hip) faced live hitters in extended spring training on Thursday in Arizona.

The veteran right-hander is expected to be cleared for minor league game action soon. He'll need several appearances there before he's ready to rejoin the M's bullpen, but all signs point to him being back with the big league club before the end of the month.
Apr 7 - 7:29 PM

Mariners placed RHP Steve Cishek on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip injury.

Cishek is still working his way back from microfracture surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip. The hope is that he'll be ready to return sometime in April.
Mar 31 - 5:57 PM

Steve Cishek (hip) threw a 22-pitch bullpen session on Thursday.

It was the first time he's thrown off a mound this spring. Cishek threw at 80 percent effort and is scheduled for another pen session on Sunday. Cishek isn't going to be ready for Opening Day but should join the team as a setup man sometime in April. The right-hander lost his closer's gig to Edwin Diaz about midway through last season.
Mar 23 - 5:33 PM

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C1Mike Zunino
2Carlos Ruiz
1B1Danny Valencia
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Jean Segura
2Taylor Motter
3Shawn O'Malley
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Ben Gamel
2Guillermo Heredia
CF1Jarrod Dyson
RF1Mitch Haniger
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Drew Smyly
5Yovani Gallardo
6Ariel Miranda
7Sam Gaviglio
8Ryan Weber
Relief Pitcher
R1Edwin Diaz
2Steve Cishek
3Nick Vincent
4Evan Scribner
5Marc Rzepczynski
6James Pazos
7Tony Zych
8Daniel Altavilla
9Max Povse
10Shae Simmons
11Evan Marshall