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Impact rookie: Jose Cisnero

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Cisnero didn’t make the club out of Spring Training but has been a breath of fresh air for the bullpen since making his big league debut in late April. Cisnero has been brought along slowly but his outstanding performance has earned him a more significant role going forward. Cisnero should be given a chance to work in high pressure late inning situations in the second half of the season. A starter throughout his minor league career, Jose’s long term role could eventually change. Whether it turns out to be as a starter or reliever, the 24-year old should be a part of the team for years to come.