Jul 20, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros relief pitcher Jose Cisnero (68) pitches during the seventh inning against the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Bayou City Headlines: Jose Cisnero To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

The Houston Astros announced last night that P Jose Cisnero will undergo Tommy John surgery next week. Cisnero, 25, threw just 4.2 innings this season, allowing four runs while striking out five over the course of five appearances. If Cisnero doesn’t suffer any setbacks in his recovery, there’s a chance we could see the relief pitcher back with the Astros to start the 2015 season, though a summertime timetable seems more likely. Check out the rest of the links for more on Houston sports.


Houston Astros

Anthony Bass’ fastball has seen an uptick of nearly 2 mph this season, sitting at 95.21 compared to 93.42 mph, per BrooksBaseball.net. The Astros righty reliever worked in the offseason to improve his delivery — using backside more, not letting his arm drift — and he believes that’s what’s led to the welcome increase. He’s using the fastball more often, understandably.

  • Brian McTaggart (MLB.com) on Jose Cisnero.
  • Kennon Riley (Climbing Tal’s Hill) takes a look at the Astros batting order.
  • Astros tweet of the day…


Houston Rockets

  • Adam Wexler (CSN Houston) takes a look at the Rockets bench players from this past season.

Omer Asik asked to be traded both before the season and during the season, suffered knee and thigh injuries that kept him out of action for 31 games, and started just eight games in the regular season after starting all 82 in his first year with Houston. Yet, without him in the playoffs, Houston might have been swept by the Blazers. 


Houston Texans

  • Sean Pendergast (Houston Press) on Tom Savage’s odds of being successful.

I disagree with the Texans’ assessment of Manziel (and Teddy Bridgewater, for that matter, whom they also could’ve traded back up for at 32), but agreed with their subsequent strategy once they passed on him, whereby they waited until the fourth round to take a quarterback. (They could’ve waited two more rounds, for all I cared, at that point.) If you’re not going to draft a quarterback early, no reason to burn valuable second- and third-round picks on one whose chances of becoming the “face of the franchise” are minimal.


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