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Brett Cecil | Relief Pitcher | #27

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/2/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Maryland
Drafted: 2007 / Supplemental (Rd. 300) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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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. Mar 5 - 2:32 PM
Source: Sportsnet

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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

Brett Cecil (calf) reiterated Wednesday that he is aiming to be ready for the World Series.

Cecil tore his left calf muscle during a rundown with Mike Napoli in Game 2 of the ALDS, but he was throwing in the outfield ahead of Game 5 on Wednesday in Toronto and the left-hander remains optimistic despite some pretty long odds. "I told the trainers in Texas, I’m going to pitch in the World Series," Cecil said Wednesday. "These guys are more than good enough to make it to that point, and I’m going to do everything I can to be ready for it."
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 09:50:00 AM

Brett Cecil (calf) was throwing in the outfield prior to Game 5 of the ALDS.

Cecil tore his left calf muscle while running down Mike Napoli in Game 2 of the ALDS, but was back on the field throwing lightly prior to Wednesday's winner-take-all Game 5 vs the Rangers. While the soonest he could theoretically come back would be the World Series--if the Blue Jays reached that point--the 29-year-old reliever's progressing well in his rehab. Said manager John Gibbons, "I couldn’t believe it when they said he was going to throw today. But he’s moving along."
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 03:14:00 PM

Brett Cecil will not require surgery to repair a torn left calf muscle.

Cecil suffered the injury while tagging Mike Napoli during a rundown in Game 2. The ailment will heal with rest, but Cecil is done for the season. "It’s definitely a big loss," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "He’s been so good for us — arguably the best reliever in baseball the last three months, he’s been up there with the best of them. Against Texas’ lineup, so many left-handers, he really was important to us."
Source: Sportsnet
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 09:43:00 AM

Blue Jays removed LHP Brett Cecil from their postseason roster.

He was replaced by right-hander Ryan Tepera. Taking the injured southpaw off of the roster makes him ineligible for the remainder of the ALDS, as well as the ALCS should the Blue Jays advance.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 02:47:00 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said after Friday's loss that Brett Cecil suffered a "pretty significant" tear of his left calf.

And the hits just keep on coming for the Jays. They will head to Texas down 2-0 in the series after losing in extra innings Friday and will now be without one of their best relievers possibly for the remainder of the postseason.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 05:57:00 PM

Brett Cecil will undergo an MRI on his left calf.

Cecil departed Friday's game with tightness in the calf. We'll have to wait and see what the MRI says, but his availability for the remainder of the series is certainly in question. Cecil held a 2.48 ERA and 70/13 K/BB ratio over 54 1/3 relief innings during the regular season.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 04:21:00 PM

Brett Cecil is dealing with tightness in his left calf.

Cecil suffered the injury while tagging out Mike Napoli in a rundown in the eighth inning of Friday's game and limped off the field gingerly. It's unclear at this point whether it might affect his availability for Game 3. Losing Cecil would obviously be a big blow to the Blue Jays' bullpen.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 03:23:00 PM

Brett Cecil has been removed from the Blue Jays' closer role.

Cecil allowed four earned runs on two walks and two hits Sunday in the Blue Jays' loss to the Orioles, watching his season ERA rise to 5.96. Toronto will use a committee in the ninth inning for now. 20-year-old Roberto Osuna might be a good speculative add in fantasy leagues.
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 04:51:00 PM

Brett Cecil recorded a save for the second consecutive day on Saturday, working a scoreless 11th inning to protect a one-run lead against the Red Sox.

Cecil's save on Friday night was the first for any Blue Jay since May 4. He has posted a 3.10 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 24/6 K/BB ratio over 20 1/3 innings on the season while converting four save chances.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 05:04:00 PM

Brett Cecil allowed one run in a four-out save against the Red Sox on Friday.

Amazingly, it was the first save for Cecil (or any Blue Jays' pitcher) since May 4. It didn't come easy, as the southpaw entered the game in the bottom of the eighth with runners and first and third and walked the bases loaded before getting Mike Napoli to strike out to end the threat. He allowed an RBI double to Rusney Castillo in the ninth, but managed to thwart Boston's comeback attempt for his third save of the season. We're guessing he won't have to wait so long for his next opportunity.
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 11:20:00 PM

Brett Cecil retired the side in order in the ninth inning, picking up his second save of the season in Monday's 3-1 win versus the Yankees.

Cecil got Alex Rodriguez to line out to left field, Chris Young to strike out, and Gregorio Petit to ground out in a 10-pitch ninth inning. The lefty has converted both save opportunities presented since moving back into the closer's role and now has a 4.50 ERA with an 8/2 K/BB ratio in eight innings.
Mon, May 4, 2015 09:45:00 PM

Brett Cecil worked a scoreless ninth inning for the save as the Blue Jays won 11-8 over the Red Sox on Tuesday.

With the way this game had gone, even a three-run lead in the ninth didn't feel safe. Cecil was able to get two quick outs, then allowed a single to Ryan Hanigan. The lefty retired Mookie Betts on a ground out to end the contest. Cecil was recently reinstated as the Blue Jays' closer after Miguel Castro struggled, so he should see an increased amount of save chances going forward. So far this season, Cecil has blown his only save chance and owns a 6.00 ERA with a 7/2 K/BB ratio in six innings.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 10:47:00 PM

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3Matt Dominguez
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
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3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
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2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
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2Roberto Osuna
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Bo Schultz
6Franklin Morales
7Gavin Floyd
8Jesse Chavez
9Ryan Tepera
10Joe Biagini