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27 Brett Cecil RP

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November 1, 2019 05:56 PM
Cardinals' Brett Cecil: Moved to 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecil (wrist) was placed on the Cardinals' 40-man roster Friday.

Cecil ended the year on the 60-day injured list due to a wrist injury, but now that the season has concluded, the club has moved him back to the 40-man roster.

August 21, 2019 08:28 AM
Cardinals' Brett Cecil: Still limited to live BP sessions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecil (wrist) is still facing hitters in live batting practice sessions but remains without any type of timetable for return, Jenifer Langosch of reports.

Manager Mike Shildt acknowledged Tuesday that there's no indication Cecil is "on his way back to our [the big-league] level" this season, making it a bleak overall outlook for the veteran. Cecil has yet to pitch this season, and this latest report indicates he's increasingly likely to remain on the shelf for the entire campaign.

July 23, 2019 03:16 PM
Cardinals' Brett Cecil: Resumes facing hitters
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecil (wrist) recently resumed facing hitters in live batting practice at the Cardinals' spring-training facility in Florida, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

While the activity amounts to a step forward for Cecil as he works back from April surgery to address a carpal tunnel-related issue, Goold notes that the southpaw will likely need several more weeks before being ready to pitch in games. Realistically, the Cardinals would most likely wait until rosters expand in September before reinstating Cecil from the 60-day IL, but even that's not a given. President of baseball operations John Mozeliak recently suggested the organization wouldn't mind if Cecil oriented his rehab toward getting ready for the 2020 campaign, when he'll be entering the final season of his four-year, $30.5 million contract.

June 13, 2019 01:20 AM
Cardinals' Brett Cecil: Nearing mound work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecil (wrist) said Wednesday that he expects to begin throwing 15-pitch, low-intensity bullpen sessions next week, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Cecil appears ready to move on to the next phase of his recovery from surgery to address carpal tunnel syndrome after throwing off flat ground from 90 to 120 feet over the past couple weeks without any discomfort. The lefty said he's regained full feeling in his fingers after developing the condition midway through spring training, resulting in him opening the campaign on the 60-day injured list. The 32-year-old said he's hopeful that he'll be ready to begin a minor-league rehab assignment by mid-July before moving up to the big club by the end of that month.

May 18, 2019 01:52 AM
Cardinals' Brett Cecil: Starting throwing program
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecil (wrist) will begin a throwing program Monday, Dave Sessions of reports.

It's been a long road for Cecil to even get to this point, as he underwent a carpal tunnel-related surgery back in early April. The veteran reliever will now begin the process of building his arm strength back up and isn't expect to be back until early July at the earliest.

May 13, 2019 02:44 AM
Cardinals' Brett Cecil: Getting key medical checkup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecil (wrist) has returned to St. Louis to meet with the doctor who performed his wrist surgery earlier this spring and could be cleared to resume throwing as soon as this week, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

The veteran has been recovering from the early April procedure. Whenever he's able to gain medical clearance, Cecil will return to the team's spring training facility in Jupiter, Florida to begin a four-week throwing program to build up his arm strength. Assuming no setbacks in the process, Cecil is expected to be ready for activation around the All-Star break.

April 6, 2019 02:48 PM
Cardinals' Brett Cecil: Recovering from surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecil underwent surgery on his left wrist earlier this week to address carpal tunnel symptoms in his wrist and forearm, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Cecil exclusively worked on his mechanics in spring training before being placed on the injured list due to a lack of feeling in two of his fingers, while also dealing with general arm fatigue. The 32-year-old is on the 60-day injured list and should be considered out indefinitely.

March 29, 2019 12:40 AM
Cardinals' Brett Cecil: Transferred to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecil (hand) was transferred to the 60-day IL.

He is dealing with erratic mechanics and a lack of feeling in two of his fingers, in addition to general arm fatigue. That's quite a laundry list of issues, so Cecil should be considered out indefinitely.

March 25, 2019 05:20 PM
Cardinals' Brett Cecil: Heads to injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecil (arm) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday.

As expected, Cecil will open the season on the shelf as he contends with a myriad of issues, including left carpal tunnel syndrome, arm fatigue and erratic mechanics. It's unclear how long the southpaw's stay on the IL will last at this point.

March 19, 2019 12:08 PM
Cardinals' Brett Cecil: To open on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecil (arm) is expected to open the season on the injured list, Jenifer Langosch of reports.

Per Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cecil will be sidelined while he contends with erratic mechanics, a lack of feeling in two fingers and general arm fatigue. He pitched a pair of innings early in camp but has since stayed away from game action while working to correct his mechanics. Cecil will presumably stick around at extended spring training to continue working through his throwing program when the Cardinals head north.

March 16, 2019 01:44 AM
Cardinals' Brett Cecil: Remaining out of game action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecil is slated to exclusively continue working on his mechanics and is not currently scheduled for any Grapefruit League action, Jenifer Langosch of reports.

The news was confirmed by manager Mike Shildt, who labeled the veteran reliever "a work in progress." Cecil struggled with his control in an intrasquad game Thursday, as he continues to adjust mechanically to the significant weight loss he intentionally underwent this offseason. Langosch reports that Cecil's roster spot could be in jeopardy, especially with the promising Alex Reyes making a strong push for a bullpen role. For his part, Shildt wouldn't offer much of an endorsement with respect to job security. "He's an option," Shildt said. "But right now he's getting his work on the backfields, and we are mindful of the fact that the season is getting closer."

March 15, 2019 12:56 AM
Cardinals' Brett Cecil: Struggles in intrasquad game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecil had trouble with his control in Thursday's intrasquad game, Glenn Sattell of reports.

The veteran southpaw worked only one inning, but issues with location still led to him getting plenty of work in. Cecil allowed a run without giving up a hit, a relatively improbable feat he accomplished by issuing a walk, hitting a batter and throwing a wild pitch. Cecil will continue working on his mechanics during what remains of spring while simultaneously trying to add back some of the 40-plus pounds he dropped this offseason.

March 14, 2019 02:36 PM
Cardinals' Brett Cecil: Pitching in intrasquad game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecil will pitch in an intrasquad game Thursday morning on the back fields of the team's spring training complex, Jenifer Langosch of reports.

Cecil was originally slated to appear in Wednesday's Grapefruit League tilt against the Marlins, but he'll work in Thursday's intrasquad game instead. The veteran southpaw continues to work on both his mechanics and weight gain in anticipation of the regular season. If he irons out the issues that led to a career-worst 6.89 ERA and 1.96 WHIP in 2018, Cecil should prove a valuable asset against left-handed hitters in the late innings for manager Mike Shildt.

March 11, 2019 01:12 PM
Cardinals' Brett Cecil: Looking to regain weight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecil, who fired a scoreless inning in his return to the mound during a 9-1 Grapefruit League loss to the Mets on Sunday, is working with a nutritionist in an attempt to regain some of the weight he dropped this offseason, Clark Spencer of reports. "I knew the weight was going to be down," Cecil said. "But the problem is it kept coming off when I got into spring. Obviously, it's hot and you run around a lot outside [in Spring Training]."

The veteran southpaw lost a total of 42 pounds this offseason in an attempt to improve his overall performance after a forgettable 2018. However, Cecil was dissatisfied with his mechanics after his first spring outing Feb. 27 and took nearly two weeks off from game action in an attempt to make corrections. Cecil now attributes some of those issues to how light he currently is, so he's seeking to gain 5-10 pounds back with the help of a nutritionist in an attempt to achieve a happy medium.

March 10, 2019 12:48 AM
Cardinals' Brett Cecil: Mechanics improving with side sessions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecil had a successful bullpen session Friday in his ongoing quest to refine his mechanics before a return to game action, Glenn Sattell of reports. "It went well," manager Mike Shildt said of Friday's workout. "He's slated to get into competition in the next day or two. He's in a great spot across the board. We look forward to getting him out there."

Cecil took a voluntary sabbatical from game action Feb. 27 after noting some flaws with his delivery during his first outing of spring. The veteran southpaw has been working on making tweaks during side sessions since that point, and Shildt's comments lend credence to the notion Cecil is on the verge of a return. After a down 2018 season, Cecil came into camp considerably lighter and is expected to be counted on as a steady set-up option in the coming campaign.

March 4, 2019 02:44 PM
Cardinals' Brett Cecil: Throws side session Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecil, who's taking several days off from game action to work on mechanics, threw a side session Sunday, Jenifer Langosch of reports.

Cecil noted some hitches in his delivery after watching video of his most recent appearance and coordinated with manager Mike Shildt to have a few days off to work on correcting his mechanics. The veteran reliever's return to throwing Sunday presumably marks another step in that process, and it represented his first time working off a mound since last Wednesday. If Cecil's work continues without setbacks, he'll likely return to game action during the coming week.

March 3, 2019 10:56 AM
Cardinals' Brett Cecil: Working on mechanics
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecil will be kept out of game action until late next week while he works on correcting his mechanics, Jenifer Langosch of reports. "He feels good. Everything looks good," manager Mike Shildt said. "We just want a little more time to work on a few things, to sync up some things mechanically that we noticed."

The veteran reliever made his spring debut last Wednesday, allowing a hit over a scoreless inning. Cecil reported feeling arm discomfort after the outing, which he attributed to poor mechanics. After reviewing video of his appearance, Cecil feels that he was both leaving the mound too early in his throwing motion and utilizing improper arm positioning when coming set. Cecil underwent a radical physical transformation this offseason in an attempt to bounce back from last season's 6.89 ERA and 1.96 WHIP, dropping 40 pounds through diet and exercise. He'll look to serve as a much more dependable late-inning asset in 2019 behind the expected closer duo of Jordan Hicks and Andrew Miller.

January 20, 2019 12:00 PM
Cardinals' Brett Cecil: Tones up during offseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

President of baseball operations John Mozeliak said Saturday that Cecil has committed to a training program this offseason that has resulted in significant weight loss and strength gains, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Cecil's supposed body transformation doesn't guarantee that he'll emerge as a useful relief asset for St. Louis, but it's at least encouraging that the lefty is switching up his winter training program after he underwhelmed in his first two seasons with the Cardinals. The 32-year-old's sizable contract bodes well for his chances of making the Opening Day roster if healthy, but he'll have to show improved results before inching his way up the bullpen pecking order.

August 16, 2018 12:04 PM
Cardinals' Brett Cecil: Reinstated from disabled list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecil (foot) was activated from the 10-day DL on Wednesday.

As expected, Cecil will rejoin the big-league bullpen after appearing in back-to-back rehab outings earlier in the week. Across 27 appearances with the Cardinals this year, Cecil has posted a 5.70 ERA and 1.99 WHIP with a poor 14:18 K:BB in 23.2 innings. He should be available immediately for Wednesday's game against Washington. Tyler Webb was sent down in a corresponding move.

August 15, 2018 01:45 PM
Cardinals' Brett Cecil: Returning from DL on Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecil (foot) is slated to be activated from the disabled list Wednesday, Jenifer Langosch of reports.

Proving that it's never too late into your major-league career to seek out advice, Cecil recently consulted with former Cardinal Chris Carpenter, who's now the special assistant to president of baseball operations John Mozeliak, regarding some of the struggles he's encountered this season. The southpaw received some tutelage from Carpenter -- who won 144 games over 15 seasons -- about slowing the game down and putting bad pitches behind him quickly. Cecil has unfortunately had plenty of the latter in 2018, as evidenced by a 5.70 ERA and 1.99 WHIP across 23.2 innings. He'll slot back into a middle-inning bullpen role upon his return.

Situational Stats
vs Chicago 2.200 23.63043
vs LHB 14.100 6.91079
vs RHB 18.100 6.8701810
Last 7 Games
Fantasy Points by Week

Pitching Stats
2009TOR74 5.3018170000 93.111659551753869
2010TOR157 4.2228280000 172.2175878118154117
2011TOR411 4.7320202100 123.212268652264287
2012TOR24 5.722190000 61.17040391132351
2013TOR51 2.826000013 60.2442019432370
2014TOR23 2.706600057 53.1461616212776
2015TOR55 2.486300058 54.1391715421370
2016TOR17 3.935400004 36.239171662845
2017STL24 3.887300017 67.1673129701666
2018STL11 6.894000000 32.2392725502519
2020STL00 ---0000000.00000000
Total 4447 4.2944374211229 756.07573823609623269670
Batting Stats
2009TOR18200000200 .000 .000 .000
2010TOR28200000200 .000 .000 .000
2011TOR20000000000 --- --- ---
2012TOR21200000200 .000 .000 .000
2013TOR60000000000 --- --- ---
2014TOR66000000000 --- --- ---
2015TOR63000000000 --- --- ---
2016TOR54000000000 --- --- ---
2017STL73100000000 .000 .000 .000
2018STL40000000000 --- --- ---
Total 443700000600 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
2009TORP1817111910 .909
2010TORP28282532112 .960
2011TORP20201421110 .929
2012TORP21980711 .875
2015TORP63093510 .889
2017STLP7301711510 .941
2018STLP40071510 .857
Total  44374101118373 .931
More Pitching Stats
2009TOR09797 1.1044000 .308422 15.3 .5170
2010TOR2197182 1.2142117 .264726 12.0 .4160
2011TOR1123152 0.8442001 .256532 12.4 .4580
2012TOR05568 0.9332100 .294270 14.1 .4960
2013TOR36545 1.4762115 .201250 10.4 .3112
2014TOR45430 1.90110001 .227234 12.5 .3102
2015TOR35238 1.4531204 .197214 8.9 .3083
2016TOR03330 1.2060000 .269157 12.0 .4284
2017STL36365 1.0552103 .262277 11.1 .4146
2018STL53242 0.8371101 .302157 17.6 .4960
2020STL000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 21771749 1.1253167222 .2613239 12.5 .42417
Postseason Pitching Stats
2015TOR00 0.00200001 2.01000012
2016TOR00 0.00600000 4.00000034
Total 00 0.00800001 6.01000046
Minor League Pitching Stats
2007 A-Auburn10 1.271413000 49.236107131156
2008 AA-N.Hampshire62 2.551818000 77.2662422452387
2008 A-Dunedin00 1.7444000 10.162210211
2008AAA-Syracuse23 4.1166000 30.2281714101631
2009AAA-Las Vegas15 5.6999100 49.0533731231932
2010AAA-Las Vegas 51s20 2.4522000 11.0134300211
2011AAA-Las Vegas 51s82 5.311212210 78.08951461502463
2012AAA-Las Vegas 51s12 2.5066000 39.236111111733
2012AA-New Hampshire Fisher32 3.3899000 42.2441816221434
2014AAA-Buffalo Bisons10 4.5020000 2.02111001
2016AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays00 4.5020000 2.02110004
2016AAA-Buffalo Bisons00 0.0020000 2.01000000

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Annapolis, MD
St. Louis Cardinals
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