Cisnero was placed on the 10-day injured list around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, citing a “right elbow laceration.” It was later clarified on the team’s website that Cisnero had fallen at his home.
Manager A.J. Hinch later confirmed that Cisnero was at home Monday when he slipped on the stairs, put his elbow down to break the fall and cut it open. He needed eight stitches to close the cut, and will be out 10 days or more, Hinch said.
José Cisnero was at his residence on off-day Monday when he slipped on the stairs and put his elbow down to brace himself, manager AJ Hinch said. He needed 8 stitches to close up his wound. He’ll miss at least 10 days.— Jason Beck (@beckjason) September 14, 2021
Cisnero has been excellent in the late innings for Detroit this season, but the last two outings have ballooned his ERA to 3.65 and his WHIP to 1.330. He allowed seven earned runs on four hits and three walks while recording just three outs in the series against Tampa Bay.
The Tigers called up Jason Foley to replace Cisnero in the bullpen.