Fri, 19 Aug 2016 16:45:22 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Steve Cishek (hip) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday, Aug. 19.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 21:38:31 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Steve Cishek (hip) was sent to Class A Everett on a minor-league rehab assignment Monday, Aug. 15.
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 17:04:21 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Steve Cishek (hip) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, August 4, due to a left hip labrum tear.
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 23:29:33 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Steve Cishek has been removed as the team's closer Monday, Aug. 1, by RP Edwin Diaz. Diaz has a 1.80 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 25 innings.
Sat, 09 Jul 2016 06:02:23 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Steve Cishek allowed one run on one hit in one inning against the Kansas City Royals Friday, July 8, but was able to pick up his 21st save of the season.
Fantasy Tip: Cishek has allowed three runs in his last two games but still appears to have a solid hold on the closer job at this point. Owners in all leagues should consider using Cishek as long as he continues to receive save opportunities.
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 20:48:30 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Steve Cishek blew his fifth save of the year, allowing two runs on two hits in a loss to the Kansas City Royals Thursday, July 7.
Fantasy Tip: It was Cishek's first blown save since early June, so he should still have a firm hold on the closer's role for now.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:03:07 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Steve Cishek had a 0.98 ERA in his first 16 outings with 11 saves in 12 chances. Since then, he's sporting a 5.40 ERA in 11 outings and has converted only three of his six save chances. The Mariners aren't concerned yet, though, and they don't see anyone currently available on the open market as an upgrade over what they have.
Fantasy Tip: Cishek's ERA on the year is up to 2.70, but his WHIP (0.96) and K/9 (11.4) have been great for fantasy owners this year. The M's don't really have a standout reliever that could step in in save situations if Cishek continues to struggle, but veteran Joaquin Benoit would likely be the first choice. Don't sleep on youngster Edwin Diaz, either, who has electric stuff.
Sat, 11 Jun 2016 22:30:56 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton scattered six hits and two walks over 6 1/3 scoreless innings with seven strikeouts Saturday, June 11, against the Texas Rangers. RP Steve Cishek blew the save in the ninth inning, costing Paxton a much-deserved win.
Fantasy Tip: Despite the no-decision, Paxton was very sharp and has re-emerged as a must-start fantasy option. He is 0-2 on the season, but he has a stellar 2.25 ERA which helps owners across all fantasy formats and DFS play.
Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:57:52 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Steve Cishek allowed one run on one hit in 1 1/3 innings against the Texas Rangers Friday, June 10, but was still able to earn his 14th save of the season.
Fantasy Tip: Cishek has rebounded since blowing back-to-back games a few weeks ago. He has a solid 2.60 ERA and should continue to be the team's closer. Cishek should be a valuable player in most fantasy leagues as long as he keeps the closers role.
Sun, 15 May 2016 00:17:04 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Steve Cishek blew his second save in as many days Saturday, May 14, as the Mariners fell, 9-7, to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Fantasy Tip: Cishek took the loss and fell to 2-3 overall. Cishek could be on thinner ice in Seattle, but the reality is who would replace Cishek on the mound as the closer? Mike Montgomery and Vidal Nuno don't exactly strike terror into the hearts of opposing teams. It could be Joaquin Benoit, but health issues are at play here. Still, if Cishek continues to stumble, look elsewhere for your saves.