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Jose Cisnero | Relief Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 246
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Astros optioned RHPs Jose Cisnero, Collin McHugh and Chia-Jen Lo and LHP Rudy Owens to Triple-A Oklahoma City; reassigned C Tyler Heineman to minor league camp.
There were some bullpen candidates here, but none of the moves are terribly surprising. All of the players optioned to Triple-A should get a shot at some point at the big league level this season. Mar 16 - 8:39 AM

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Astros optioned RHP Jose Cisnero to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Cisnero was discussed as a potential replacement at closer for Jose Veras, but he has really struggled recently, posting a 12.38 ERA over his last 10 appearances. Josh Fields is the favorite for save chances at this point.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 03:39:00 PM

Astros manager Bo Porter said Tuesday that he will use a committee at closer going forward.

Jose Veras was traded to the Tigers on Monday morning, leaving a job opening at the back end of the Astros' bullpen. Jose Cisnero is young and has good stuff, but he hasn't pitched well enough lately to earn Porter's trust. He's still the best fantasy option right now.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 05:15:00 PM

Jose Cisnero is likely to take over at closer for the Astros in the wake of the Jose Veras trade.

Veras was dealt to the Tigers on Monday morning for outfield prospect Danry Vasquez. Cisnero, 24, boasts a 3.48 ERA and 40/19 K/BB ratio in 41 1/3 innings this season as a setup man. He makes for a decent waiver pickup in standard mixed fantasy leagues.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 10:22:00 AM

Astros manager Bo Porter said Jose Cisnero will continue to be used in key late-game situations.

Cisnero got the win Saturday against the Cubs with two scoreless innings and hasn't allowed an earned run over his last 18 1/3 frames. It's possible the 24-year-old could eventually get a look in the closer role if Jose Veras falters.
Sun, Jun 23, 2013 12:39:00 PM

Astros recalled RHP Jose Cisnero from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Cisnero has surrendered 13 hits and 10 runs -- nine earned -- over 8 2/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level. He will operate as a mop-up man for the Astros.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 02:45:00 PM

The Astros are preparing to call up right-hander Jose Cisnero from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Cisnero should be officially added to Houston's 25-man roster before Monday night's game against the Mariners. He will presumably operate as a middle reliever.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 11:25:00 AM

Astros purchased the contract of RHP Jose Cisnero from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Cisnero posted a 3.70 ERA and 148/64 K/BB ratio in 148 1/3 innings this past season between Double-A and Triple-A. The righty is now on Houston's 40-man roster.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 05:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Marc Krauss
2Jesus Guzman
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Jonathan Villar
2Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Alex Presley
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1George Springer
2L.J. Hoes
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Jarred Cosart
3Brett Oberholtzer
4Dallas Keuchel
5Brad Peacock
6Asher Wojciechowski
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jesse Crain
2Josh Fields
3Matt Albers
4Chad Qualls
5Raul Valdes
6Anthony Bass
7Jerome Williams
8Paul Clemens
9Alex White