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Astros’ Jose Cisnero needs Tommy John surgery

May 13, 2014, 10:58 PM EDT

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He doesn’t quite carry the profile of a Kris Medlen or Jose Fernandez or A.J. Griffin or Matt Moore, but you can add Astros reliever Jose Cisnero to the long list of young pitchers requiring Tommy John surgery.

CSN Houston’s Julia Morales reports that Cisnero is scheduled to undergo the reconstructive elbow procedure next week in Texas. He is done for the remainder of the 2014 season, and will probably miss the first half of the 2015 campaign as well.

Cisnero, a 25-year-old right-hander from the Dominican Republic, had regstered a promising 2.45 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, and 18 strikeouts through 11 innings (six relief appearances) this season at Triple-A Oklahoma City. He owns a 4.66 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 48 1/3 career innings at the major league level.

  1. clydeserra - May 14, 2014 at 12:59 AM

    somebody on the twitter machine said it was on surgery every 2.5 days.

  2. nottinghamforest13 - May 14, 2014 at 8:04 AM

    Yet another victim of Bo Porter’s militant, throwback style of team management. This guy is on borrowed time.

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