Per a team release, the Tigers have selected the contract of righty Jose Cisnero from Triple-A Toledo and designated right-hander Carlos Torres for assignment.
Cisnero, 30, has 33 games of big-league experience with the 2013-14 Astros, for whom he worked to a 4.94 ERA with estimators to match. Cisnero spent much of the 2016-18 seasons in the Mexican and Independent leagues, where he ostensibly found a strikeout touch that had eluded him in seasons past. The hefty 6’3 righty’s set down nearly 11 per nine in the International League this season, though his longstanding command issues continue to linger.
Torres, 36 and an 11-year MLB vet, made just six appearances for the Tigers this season. He struck out eight while walking just one, but allowed hard contact over 42% of the time and struggled to keep the ball in the yard. In over 500 IP with six MLB organizations, Torres boasts a respectable 4.09 ERA with a very solid 44.1% grounder rate.
Why not? What do they have to lose!?!
we are on pace to win 60…
Wonder if anyone would pick Torres up off waivers. Seems like a bargain veteran that could help.
Pretty desperate if you have to go there
The Nationals and Mets are always welcoming new friends with open arms!
I see Cisnero as a player who will stay in the bullpen for the rest of the year because the Tigers somehow have a bullpen made up of a first baseman (Nick Ramirez),a guy who had a 16.88 ERA with the Twins earlier this year (Austin Adams), three former starters (Buck Farmer, Shane Greene, and Blaine Hardy), a lefty with the last name of Stumpf (Daniel Stumpf), a guy who has barely more strikeouts than walks (Victor Alcantara), and an 8th inning guy with a 5+ERA (Joe Jimenez). Now we get a guy who hasn’t played in the MLB in five years. This will be a fun summer!
Take off the rose colored glasses.
I’m a Tigers fan and when you put it like that… ouch.
It’s a three man bullpen plus Hope, Smoke and Mirrors.
Unfortunately Desperation is the next man up.