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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
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Blue Jays and LHP Brett Cecil avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.475 million contract.
Cecil made $1.3 million last season while posting a 2.70 ERA with five saves and a 76/27 K/BB ratio over 53 1/3 innings. He'll be arbitration-eligible for the final time next winter. Jan 15 - 4:09 PM

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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.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 10:25:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 01:47:00 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.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 06:56:00 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.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 04:13:00 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.
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 04:04:00 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.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 10:46:00 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.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 04:30:00 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.
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 12:06:00 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.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 10:04:00 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.
Sat, May 24, 2014 03:56:00 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.
Mon, May 5, 2014 10:31:00 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.
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 11:17:00 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