Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek was left of the list of young players that President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill brought up when talking about contract extensions and the future of the franchise.
Per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Cishek has asked the team for a multi-year deal, but it appears the Marlins want to deal with his arbitration eligibility on a year-to-year basis:
The representative for arbitration-eligible Marlins closer Steve Cishek (39 for 43 in saves in 2014) broached the idea of multiyear deal, but the Marlins prefer to go year-to-year with him. He’s a free agent after 2017.
The 28-year-old Cishek was impressive in the closer's role in 2014, posting a 3.17 ERA and 2.17 FIP in 65.1 innings pitched. He was much more dominant against left-handers against righties, but he did eclipse his 2013 innings total by five - a showcase of his durability as the lynchpin of the Marlins' bullpen.
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