Houston Astros sign reliever Steve Cishek to minor league deal

Sep 6, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Steve Cishek (31) pitches against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros signed side-arming veteran pitcher Steve Cishek to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training, the club announced Tuesday.

Cishek, 34, will earn $2.5 million if he makes the club, MLB.com reported.

Cishek went 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA in 22 appearances with the Chicago White Sox last season.

Cishek has a career 32-37 record with a 2.78 ERA, .214 average-against and 132 saves in 594 career appearances (all in relief) with the then-Florida Marlins (2010-15), St. Louis Cardinals (2015), Seattle Mariners (2016-17), Tampa Rays (2017), Chicago Cubs (2018-19) and White Sox.

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–Field Level Media