May 20, 2022

Jose Cisnero injured after fall, cutting elbow; Tigers call in rookie reliever to take his place


DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers have placed veteran right-hander reliever Jose Cisnero on the 10-day injured list with a laceration to his right elbow.

Rookie right-hander Jason Foley has been recalled from Triple-A Toledo to replace him.

Cisnero, 32, had been one of the Tigers’ most reliable relievers in 2021, but struggled in his last two outings, seeing his ERA ball 2.67-3.65.

Tigers manager AJ Hinch said Cisnero was in his residence on Monday’s rest day when he slid down a few steps, using his elbow to prepare for his fall.

The laceration required eight stitches to close.

“He’s in a bit of pain and there’s not really much he can do for the next few days,” Hinch said.

With only two and a half weeks left in the season, it’s possible that Cisnero threw his final throw.

Cisnero has put out 62 sticks and walked 31 in 61 2/3 innings this year and pitched most often in the seventh and eighth innings as part of the Tigers’ upper tier of late inning relievers.

“He’s done a great job this year,” Hinch said.

Foley, 25, is on his third stint with the Tigers this year. He made his Major League debut in June and posted a 2.84 ERA in 6 1/3 innings at the major league level.

LIST OF 40 TIGER MEN (39)

Players in bold are on the active 28-player roster.

Left handed pitchers (7): Tyler alexander, Matthew Boyd, Miguel Del Pozo *, Derek Holland, Tarik Skubal, Gregory Soto, Joey Wentz.

Right handed pitchers (15): Drew carlton, José Cisnero *, Alex Faedo **, Jason foley, Michel fulmer, Kyle funkhouser, Bryan garcia, Drew Hutchison, Joe Jiménez *, Alex lange, Matt Manning, Casey mize, Wily Peralta, Nivaldo Rodriguez, José Ureña.

Catchers (3): Dustin Garneau, Grayson Greiner, Eric Haase.

Infielders (8): Miguel Cabrera, Jeimer candelario, Harold Castro, Willi Castro, Niko Goodrum, Isaac Paredes, Jonathan schoop, Zack Short.

Voltigeurs (6): Akil Baddoo, Daz Cameron, Robbie grossman, Derek Hill, Victor Reyes, Jacob Robson.

* on the 10-day Major League injured list

** on the 7-day minor league injured list

Catcher Jake Rogers (right arm pain); and right-handed pitchers Julio Teheran (sprained right shoulder), Rony Garcia (knee) and Spencer Turnbull (sprained right forearm) are on the injured list after 60 days, removing them from the list of the 40 players.