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Brett Cecil | Relief Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/2/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Brett Cecil got the save for the Blue Jays on Wednesday, retiring all four Red Sox he faced in a 5-2 game.
The Jays decided to give Casey Janssen the night off after Tuesday's debacle, but he remains the team's closer. Cecil's save was his fifth of the year. He's struck out 18 batters in 10 innings this month and 61 in 43 2/3 innings for the year. Aug 27 - 10:25 PM

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Blue Jays activated LHP Brett Cecil from the 15-day disabled list.

Cecil has been on the shelf since mid-June with a groin injury. The left-hander holds a 3.51 ERA with 36 strikeouts in 25 2/3 innings this season for the Blue Jays.
Jul 4 - 1:47 PM

Brett Cecil (groin) will be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

Cecil has been on the shelf since mid-June with a groin injury but has been cleared to return after making two rehab appearances with no issues. The left-hander holds a 3.51 ERA with 36 strikeouts in 25 2/3 innings this season.
Jul 3 - 6:56 PM

Brett Cecil (groin) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo on Monday.

Cecil reported no issues when throwing off a mound on Friday and looks as though he'll only require the minimal amount of time on the disabled list. Barring any setbacks, he could be cleared to rejoin the Jays bullpen before the end of next week.
Jun 29 - 4:13 PM

Brett Cecil (groin) threw a bullpen session Friday.

It's the first time he's thrown off a mound since going on the DL over a week ago with a groin ailment. Cecil's timetable hasn't been established, but he seems likely to be ready in early July if he can avoid setbacks.
Jun 27 - 4:04 PM

Blue Jays placed LHP Brett Cecil on the 15-day disabled list with a groin injury.

Cecil exited last Friday's game versus the Orioles with groin tightness and hadn't made enough progress over the past several days. The left-hander holds a 3.51 ERA with 36 strikeouts in 25 2/3 innings this season.
Jun 18 - 10:46 PM

Brett Cecil (groin) could pitch Tuesday.

Cecil has been idle since exiting his appearance Friday against the Orioles with groin tightness. The lefty reliever owns a 3.51 ERA in 25 2/3 innings this season.
Jun 17 - 4:30 PM

Brett Cecil was forced to leave Friday's game against the Orioles in the eighth inning due to tightness in his groin.

He's set to be further evaluated on Saturday, where a determination will be made on his status. Cecil hopes to avoid the disabled list, but has dealt with similar injuries in the past that did require him to hit the shelf for a while.
Jun 14 - 12:06 AM

Brett Cecil was removed from Friday's game against the Orioles in the eighth inning with an apparent injury.

Cecil felt something after delivering a pitch to Chris Davis, and was quickly greeted by the training staff who made the call to pull him. The Blue Jays should have an update on his status after the conclusion of the game.
Jun 13 - 10:04 PM

Brett Cecil notched his third save of the season Saturday against the Athletics.

R.A. Dickey got the first out of the ninth inning, but was pulled after allowing a hit and a walk. Dustin McGowan then gave up a single to load the bases before Cecil entered to retire Jed Lowrie on a sacrifice fly and strike out Alberto Callaspo swinging. Casey Janssen was unavailable Saturday after appearing in three out of the previous four games, but he should be good to go Sunday.
May 24 - 3:56 PM

Brett Cecil netted his second save of the 2014 season on Monday, working a perfect inning to preserve a 3-0 win over the Phillies.

The Blue Jays appear set with the idea of utilizing a closer-by-committee approach until Casey Janssen returns from the disabled list, making any of the late-inning options difficult to trust. Cecil has been good out of the Jays bullpen this season, registering a 3.68 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 24/9 K/BB ratio in 14 2/3 innings.
May 5 - 10:31 PM

Blue Jays avoided arbitration with LHP Brett Cecil by agreeing to a one-year, $1.3 million contract.

Cecil was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. The left-hander thrived in his first season as a full-time reliever last year, putting up a 2.82 ERA with 70 strikeouts across 60 2/3 innings.
Jan 17 - 11:17 AM

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Tuesday that the club considered moving Brett Cecil back to the rotation during the season.

"We never talked to Brett about it, but we kicked it around for a brief moment because obviously he had success and we had holes that had come up," said Anthopoulos. After years of scuffling as a starter, Cecil found a home in the bullpen this season, posting a 2.82 ERA and 70/23 K/BB ratio over 60 2/3 innings prior to going down with elbow inflammation. The Blue Jays plan to prioritize starting pitching this winter, so ideally Cecil will stay where he is.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 01:33:00 PM

Blue Jays transferred LHP Brett Cecil from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Cecil was shut down earlier this month with inflammation in his pitching elbow. He registered a 2.82 ERA and 70/23 K/BB ratio in 60 2/3 innings of relief this season.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 03:08:00 PM

A second MRI has confirmed that Brett Cecil is dealing with inflammation in his pitching elbow.

The important thing is that he doesn't have any structural damage. Cecil's season is over, but he'll be fine for spring training as long as he doesn't have any setbacks along the way.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 07:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Matt Hague
2B1Steve Tolleson
2Ryan Goins
3Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
3Danny Valencia
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Anthony Gose
2Kevin Pillar
3Dalton Pompey
4Colby Rasmus
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
S1R.A. Dickey
2Mark Buehrle
3Drew Hutchison
4J.A. Happ
5Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Aaron Sanchez
7Chad Jenkins
8Daniel Norris
9Brandon Morrow
10Sean Nolin
11Kendall Graveman