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Brett Cecil | Relief Pitcher | #27

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/2/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Maryland
Drafted: 2007 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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Blue Jays activated LHP Brett Cecil from the 15-day disabled list.
Cecil missed six weeks of action with a lat strain. He'll eventually return to a setup role for the Jays, although they could ease him back into high-leverage situations. Jun 30 - 2:50 PM

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Brett Cecil (lat) will continue his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo.

Cecil, who is making his way back from a torn lat muscle, allowed one run in two innings with four strikeouts over two appearances with High-A Dunedin. The southpaw will likely make another couple of appearances before rejoining the Blue Jays.
Jun 24 - 7:12 PM

Brett Cecil (lat) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Dunedin.

Cecil has been out for the last month because of a lat strain and will probably need 3-4 minor league rehab appearances. He had a 5.23 ERA and 1.94 WHIP in 10 1/3 innings with the Jays before suffering the injury.
Jun 21 - 4:44 PM

Brett Cecil (lat) said he felt good after throwing a simulated game on Saturday.

The Blue Jays continue to take things slow with the injured southpaw, but he is at least making progress toward a return to the big league club. He could be ready for a minor league rehab assignment soon.
Jun 18 - 1:55 PM

Brett Cecil (lat) threw off the mound Monday and felt good.

It was his first time throwing off the mound since he was diagnosed with a torn latissimus dorsi muscle about a month ago. He's still ramping things up, so it's unclear when he'll be ready for a rehab assignment, let alone a return to the Blue Jays.
Jun 13 - 4:52 PM

Brett Cecil (lat) is currently throwing from 90 feet at the Blue Jays' spring training complex.

He's not ready for mound work yet, but progress is being made. Cecil could have a shot to return before the end of the month if all goes well.
Jun 5 - 12:00 PM

Brett Cecil has been diagnosed with a torn latissimus dorsi muscle and will be out at least a month.

Cecil was placed on the 15-day disabled list May 15 with what was originally labeled a left triceps strain. Further testing done this week revealed a more serious issue. The lefty reliever will likely remain on the shelf through mid-June and possibly into July.
May 19 - 9:21 AM

Blue Jays placed LHP Brett Cecil on the 15-day disabled list with a left triceps strain.

Cecil returned to action Saturday after not pitching for over a week, but obviously his triceps was still bothering him. He'll undergo an MRI on Monday, although the reliever is confident he's merely dealing with inflammation. Dustin Antolin has replaced Cecil in the Jays' bullpen.
May 15 - 11:20 AM

Brett Cecil said he felt "tender" after making a relief appearance Saturday against the Rangers.

Cecil didn't elaborate but manager John Gibbons said it's something "we've got to look at." The Blue Jays haven't announced a roster move yet so it doesn't look like Cecil will be placed on the disabled list, at least not initially. Until we get more details, consider him day-to-day.
May 15 - 12:02 AM

Blue Jays activated LHP Brett Cecil from the paternity leave list.

Cecil was away for a bit following the birth of his daughter. He'll return to a setup role.
May 13 - 8:37 AM

Brett Cecil is expected to rejoin the Blue Jays on Friday.

Cecil was placed on the paternity leave list Monday following the birth of his daughter. Ryan Tepera will take his place in Toronto's bullpen for now.
May 9 - 8:27 PM

Blue Jays placed LHP Brett Cecil on the paternity leave list.

Cecil can be away from the team for 24-72 hours. Ryan Tepera will take his place in the Blue Jays' bullpen.
May 9 - 4:07 PM

While the two sides have yet to have any discussions, Brett Cecil said Saturday that he's open to a contract extension with the Blue Jays.

Set to hit free agency after the season, the 29-year-old southpaw isn't going to approach the Jays about an extension but remains open to the idea. Cecil is set to play a major role in the Blue Jays bullpen in 2016, serving as the primary left-handed setup option in front of expected closer Drew Storen.
Source: Sportsnet
Mar 5 - 2:32 PM

Blue Jays and LHP Brett Cecil avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.8 million contract.

It's $400,000 more than projected him to earn in his final year of arbitration eligibility. Cecil, who held a 2.48 ERA with 70 strikeouts over 54 1/3 innings in 2015, will help set up for the Jays in 2016.
Jan 15 - 12:17 PM

Brett Cecil (calf) threw off a mound again Tuesday.

Cecil, who tore his left calf muscle during Game 2 of the ALDS, isn't ready to begin running or fielding off the mound. However, he's still hoping to be ready if the Blue Jays advance to the World Series. "When he first had the injury, they looked at it and it was a pretty good tear, but he's bouncing back," said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. "They want to keep his arm working just in case it's one of those miracles."
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 02:53:00 PM

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C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Chris Colabello
2Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
2Junior Lake
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
S1Marcus Stroman
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Aaron Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Drew Storen
3Brett Cecil
4Jason Grilli
5Joe Biagini
6Franklin Morales
7Gavin Floyd
8Jesse Chavez
9Bo Schultz