Brett Cecil

#27 RP / Toronto Blue Jays / EXP: 7YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 220 lb Age: 29 College: None Bats/Throws R/L

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Blue Jays' Brett Cecil: Avoids arbitration with Blue Jays

      Cecil (calf) agreed to a one-year, $3.8 million deal with the Blue Jays on Friday, avoiding arbitration, the Toronto Star's Brendan Kennedy reports. Even if the Blue Jays transition Roberto Osuna back to the rotation, which would require some more seasoning in the minors, the bullpen is still pretty loaded. Drew Storen figures to open the year as the closer, with Cecil and Aaron Sanchez serving as matchup-oriented setup men capable of missing bats and posting excellent ratios. He should be ready for spring training after tearing his left calf in the playoffs.

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      Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil making progress from calf injury

      Blue Jays left-hander Brett Cecil (calf) threw at full strength Friday, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports. Cecil was already ruled out for the remainder of the postseason after suffering a torn left calf in the ALDS, but that he's already returned to throwing without limitations is an encouraging sign. The lefty figures to be ready in time for the start of the 2016 season.

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      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.

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      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.

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