• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Blue Jays' Brett Cecil: Suffers Torn Calf

    Cecil has a torn left calf and will miss the remainder of the postseason, SportsNet's Barry Davis reports.The Jays not only lost Game 2 Friday, pushing them to the brink of elimination, but they lost their best left-handed reliever in the process. All indications are that Cecil will be ready to go for the start of the 2016 season.

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    Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil sent for MRI on calf muscle

    Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil will undergo an MRI on his left calf muscle, Jeff Blair of Sportsnet.ca reports.The team has decided it's necessary to gauge the full extent of the issue that knocked Cecil out of Game 2 Friday. Cecil was spotted icing the calf and being fitted for crutches after exiting. His injury could loom large, as Aaron Loup is only other lefty in the Toronto bullpen.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Blue Jays' Brett Cecil: Evaluated for calf tightness

    Cecil left Friday's Game 2 of the ALDS with tightness in his calf and is being evaluated, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.The left-hander completed a scoreless eighth inning on 12 pitches, but was clearly hobbled as he left the field. Saturday is an off day in the series, but Cecil's availability for Sunday is a question mark. Aaron Loup is the only other lefty reliever on the Blue Jays' ALDS roster.

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    Blue Jays' Brett Cecil earns fifth relief win in victory over Orioles

    Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil (5-5) pitched a scoreless inning and struck out two in a 4-3 victory over the Orioles on Monday. Cecil has not surrendered an earned run since before the All-Star break, a June 21 outing against the Orioles. He has not allowed a homer since even earlier in the year, with the last gopher ball against him coming on June 10 against the Marlins. The hard-throwing southpaw has multiple strikeouts in seven of his 13 relief appearances in September, and his 11.38 K/9 rate speaks to his ability to mow down opposing batters at a blistering clip. Cecil will undoubtedly serve as a key component of Toronto's postseason bullpen.

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    Blue Jays' Brett Cecil gives up game-winning run in loss to Red Sox

    Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil picked up the loss, pitching 0.2 innings and striking out two and giving up an unearned run. Cecil navigated the end of the seventh inning by striking out a pair, but bungled a ground ball to put on what would end up being the winning runner in the eighth inning. Cecil hasn't given up an earned run since June 21, which has allowed his ERA to drop from 5.96 to 2.77.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Blue Jays backing off Cecil as closer, going to committee approach

    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons made the announcement Tuesday he was removing Brett Cecil from the role as full-time closer and going to a committee approach. Gibbons said Cecil is getting backed off as closer to "get him right." "He's just not sharp right now," Gibbons said. Gibbons added Steve Delabar would be used as the closer Tuesday against the Rays, but also said Roberto Osuna will be in the mix for saves moving forward. Osuna was unavailable Tuesday after recording a two-inning save Monday. Gibbons spoke favorable of Osuna on Tuesday, adding he has the stuff, makeup and toughness to close games. However, he added Osuna might be needed before the ninth inning, which is why he is not being named the new closer.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil lit up for four runs, takes loss on Sunday

    Blue Jays closer Brett Cecil was saddled with his fourth loss of the season in the 13-9 defeat to the Orioles on Sunday. Cecil was called into the ninth inning with the score tied at 9-9, but he promptly served up four runs in two-thirds of an inning. Cecil (1-4) retired the first batter he saw, but then walked two in a row before serving up a run-scoring single and an RBI-triple. The left-hander has given up an eye-popping 10 earned runs in eight appearances this month. His season ERA sits at 5.96. "He hasn't been real sharp," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said, per MLB.com. "He hasn't been able to locate his fastball."

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Blue Jays' Brett Cecil struggles but earns save

    Blue Jays closer Brett Cecil gave up two runs for his second straight appearance. Unlike his previous outing, when he blew a save on Monday, Cecil was able to convert the save in the win over Baltimore. Cecil entered with a three run lead, gave up three hits and struck out one.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil notches fourth save of the season

    Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil earned his fourth save of the year in his team's 5-4 win over the Red Sox on Saturday. Cecil closed out the 11th inning with just 11 pitches, and struck out one batter in the process. Cecil has a 3.10 ERA with 24 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings this season.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Brett Cecil earns third save of year for Blue Jays

    Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil earned his third save of the season in Friday's win over Boston. Cecil entered with two outs in the eighth and the tying run on deck. He escaped the jam, then gave up a run in the ninth but held on to record the save. Cecil gave up a hit and two walks, while striking out two.