Injured Cisnero returns to Houston

Astros relief pitcher Jose Cisnero has returned to Houston and was examined by a team doctor on Thursday after he felt discomfort in his elbow following his outing Tuesday against the Tigers in which he gave up two runs in one inning.

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Thursday the team was still awaiting the results on the extent of the Cisnero injury and didn’t know if he would need to go on the disabled list.

“He had some discomfort, and so we let him come in the next day and get evaluated and we felt we needed to have him see our doctors and we sent him here,” said Luhnow, who remained in Houston during the series against the Tigers.

Cisnero was called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City on April 25 and appeared in five games with the Astros. Cisnero’s injury could play into the roster decisions the Astros are going to have to make soon. Starting pitcher Scott Feldman is set to come off the disabled list Friday, and reliever Matt Albers will throw a simulated game Friday and could come off the DL this weekend.

“There will probably be a couple of things we have to do depending on how long Ciserno is going to be out,” Luhnow said.

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