Ceciliani (shoulder) underwent surgery on his shoulder Thursday and is out for the season, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports. Ceciliani was on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo in late July when he re-injured his shoulder. The 27-year-old partially dislocated it in May on a home run swing, and he winds up with a very brief 2017 season, going 2-for-5 with a home run in three games for the Blue Jays.
Ceciliani, currently with Triple-A Buffalo on a rehab assignment, left Friday's game in the third inning when his shoulder started to bother him, Amy Moritz of The Buffalo News reports. Ceciliani is recovering from a partially dislocated shoulder, so this is already more worrisome than it normally would be. "He said he felt something not right with his shoulder," Bisons manager Bobby Meacham said. "I saw him swinging it around and around and [team athletic trainer Voon] Chong looked at him and said, yeah, we need to get him out. So he's going to go up to Toronto and they're going to have a doctor up there take a look at it."
Ceciliani (shoulder) will head to Triple-A Buffalo to continue his rehab assignment, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. Ceciliani was placed on the disabled list in mid-May after partially dislocating his shoulder while hitting a home run. During the last week, the outfielder has gone 7-for-18 at High-A Dunedin, and is set to continue his rehab against stiffer competition with Buffalo.
Ceciliani (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Monday, MLB.com reports. The transaction clears a spot on the 40-man roster for catcher Miguel Montero, whom the Blue Jays acquired in a trade with the Cubs on Monday. Ceciliani has been sidelined since May 18 with the shoulder injury, and while it's unclear how far along he is in the recovery process, the move to the 60-day DL means that he won't be eligible to return until after the All-Star break. Once he's activated, Ceciliani may not have a reserve spot waiting for him in the Toronto outfield, so he could immediately be optioned to Triple-A Buffalo.
Ceciliani (shoulder) will miss 2-3 weeks on the disabled list, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports. Ceciliani bashed a double and a homer in his brief time up with the Blue Jays. His power is enticing, but his minor league numbers are underwhelming. As such, there's no guarantee the 27-year-old will have a job waiting for him upon his return.
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