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Brett Cecil, A tale of two seasons

Brett Cecil came into the 2015 season with the Toronto Blue Jays’ closing job locked down. John Gibbons entrusted him with the highest leverage situations a reliever has to endure and thought Cecil would be solid like he was in previous years. Fast forward to the second game of the regular season. Cecil comes in for the ninth inning and all he does is blow the save in only 1/3...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Cecil removed as Blue Jays closer

The Toronto Blue Jays are changing things up...again.Brett Cecil was the closer to begin the season. Shortly after the start, 20-year-old Miguel Castro was the closer for the Jays. After he was optioned to Triple-A, Cecil resumed ninth-inning duties. Now, it appears another 20-year-old is poised to take over again:Roberto Osuna just picked up the first save of his career recently...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Remove Cecil from Role as Closer

After throwing a wild pitch and hitting a batter in a bases loaded situation against their American League East rival New York Yankees Wednesday, the Blue Jays have pulled Brett Cecil back from the closers role he was given in spring training. The left hander’s fastball isn’t breaking 90 mph and Manager John Gibbons, who is already under pressure from Toronto media, declared...
Via Baseball Essential
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Meet the Yankees' most productive offensive player of the 2015 season

Yes, it's Toronto closer Brett Cecil, who is directly responsible for 3 of the Yankees' 5 runs this season.The 3 runs in the eighth inning last night scored on:-- A bases-loaded wild pitch by Cecil-- A bases-loaded hit-by-pitch by Cecil-- A grounder that bounced off the heel of Cecil's glove into left field for an RBI single. If Cecil had nabbed it, it would have been an almost certain...
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil has inflamed shoulder

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil has an inflamed shoulder but is expected to resume throwing next week. Cecil is entering his seventh season with the Blue Jays and is bidding to become their closer. The left-hander missed a scheduled appearance Friday against Baltimore because of a tender shoulder. He requested a precautionary MRI and was encouraged by the results...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Cecil For Closer

Brett Cecil should be the closer for the Blue Jays in 2015. Much has been made recently about the Toronto Blue Jays off-season and the lack of off-season additions in what people are referring to as ‘positions of need’. Going into the off-season, 2nd base and the bullpen were the two biggest needs to fill. More specifically, a back end of the bullpen arm. With Casey Janssen...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Place Brett Cecil on 15 Day DL, Recall Steve Delabar

Last Friday, left-handed relief pitcher, Brett Cecil exited last Friday’s game in the eighth inning against Baltimore with groin tightness, according to Cecil understandingly wanted to avoid being placed on the disabled list, but the 15 day trip was inevitable with similar injuries in the past. In 32 games this season the 27 year-old has accumulated a 0-3 record...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Updates: Brett Cecil, Sergio Santos, Colby Rasmus

Toronto Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil was forced out of Friday's win over the Baltimore Orioles after apparently suffering a groin strain.'s David Wilson reports that Cecil limped off the field after throwing a third pitch to Chris Davis. The left-hander told Wilson that it didn't seem as bad as a similar injury that required a DL stint in 2011:"This one was bad, but not...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays LHP Cecil builds off All-Star season

Brett Cecil walked into spring training last year with his career in limbo. The Toronto left-hander seemed far removed from his breakout season of 2010, when he posted a team-high 15 wins despite not making the 25-man roster out of camp. Instead, he was fresh off two years of disappointment. He'd bounced back and forth between the Blue Jays and Triple-A, going a combined 6-15 while...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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