José Luis Cisnero (born April 11, 1989) is a Dominican-American professional baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played in MLB for the Houston Astros.
Cisnero signed with the Houston Astros as an international free agent on December 6, 2007, and was added to their 40-man roster on November 20, 2012. He made his major league debut on April 22, 2013.
In parts of two seasons for the Astros, he made 33 relief appearances, posting a 4.66 ERA with 46 strikeouts in 48+1⁄3 innings. He was outrighted off the roster on November 3, 2014, and became a free agent.
On January 15, 2021, the Tigers and Cisnero agreed on a one-year, $970,000 contract, avoiding arbitration. Cisnero mainly pitched in a setup role for the 2021 Tigers, making occasional appearances as a closer.
On September 13, he suffered an elbow laceration after slipping on stairs at his residence, requiring eight stitches. The Tigers placed him on the 10-day injured list on September 14, and he did not return for the remainder of the season.
In 2021, Cisnero made 67 relief appearances, posting a 4–4 record, 4 saves, and a 3.65 ERA, with 62 strikeouts in 61+2⁄3 innings.
On March 23, 2022, the Tigers and Cisnero agreed on a one-year contract worth $1.9 million, avoiding arbitration. On April 6, the Tigers placed Cisnero on the 60-day injured list with a right shoulder strain.
José Cisnero has been married to his wife, Vildana Angeles, for some years now, the beautiful couple has two children, Jeyden and Scarlett.