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Tigers activate Jose Cisnero from 60-day IL

Aug 7, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Jose Cisnero (67) throws a pitch during the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Tigers activated right-handed reliever Jose Cisnero from the 60-day injured list on Friday.

Cisnero, 33, has yet to appear in a game this season after sustaining a right shoulder strain in early April. He also suffered a swollen Achilles tendon in his first rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo.

“He’s a reliable strike thrower, which means he’ll probably walk the first hitter now that I said that,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said of Cisnero, who appeared in six games with Toledo.

“But he’s been able to get lefties and righties out. He’s been a durable guy up until bad luck this spring. He’s a commanding presence in our bullpen and around our team. We had him pitching in winning games, which speaks to what he can do an opposing lineup.”

Cisnero is 9-13 with a 3.96 ERA in 164 career relief appearances with the Houston Astros and Tigers.

Also on Friday, the Tigers designated right-hander Drew Carlton for assignment.

Carlton, 26, has registered a 2.08 ERA without recording a decision in five appearances this season with Detroit.

–Field Level Media