José Luis Cisnero (born April 11, 1989) is a Dominican-American Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Detroit Tigers (MLB). He has also played for the Houston Astros in Major League Baseball.
Cisnero signed as an international free agent with the Houston Astros on December 6, 2007, and was promoted to their 40-man roster on November 20, 2012.
On April 22, 2013, he made his big league debut. He made 33 bullpen appearances for the Astros over portions of two seasons, collecting a 4.66 ERA with 46 strikeouts in 48+13 innings. On November 3, 2014, he was released from his contract and became a free agent.
Cisnero signed a minor league agreement with the Cincinnati Reds on November 18, 2014. Due to Tommy John surgery, Cisnero missed the 2015 season. On November 6, 2015, he chose free agency.
Cisnero signed with the Sultanes de Monterrey of the Mexican Baseball League on May 3, 2016. On May 30, 2016, he was freed. He joined the Can-Am League’s New Jersey Jackals on July 12, 2016. Before being released on July 25, he appeared in five games out of the bullpen and had a 3.86 ERA.
Cisnero was signed to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training by the Detroit Tigers on November 9, 2018. His 2019 season began with the Toledo Mud Hens.
The Tigers and Cisnero agreed to a one-year contract worth $1.9 million on March 23, 2022, avoiding arbitration.