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...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Brett Cecil, Colby Rasmus have no structural damage

The Toronto Blue Jays have received some good news about two of their most key players as they head into the offseason and begin preparing for 2014. Examinations on pitcher Brett Cecil and center fielder Colby Rasmus showed that neither player has any structural damage regarding an injury that ended his season early. Both players should be ready for Spring Training 2014. Here is...
Via MLB Injury News
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil done for season with elbow problem

The Toronto Blue Jays don't seem to be taking any chances with their players of late, as reliever Brett Cecil became the third player this month to get officially shut down for the season. Cecil's elbow is the cause, although as's Gregor Chisholm found, the exact nature of the injury is not clear. After experiencing pain in the elbow, the left-hander was expecting...
Via MLB Injury News
September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays shut down Encarnacion and Cecil for rest of season

The Blue Jays have placed first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (left wrist) and left-hander Brett Cecil (elbow) on the 15-day DL. The moves end the season for both guys. Encarnacion 30 will have surgery later this week to repair cartilage damage. He missed a few games with soreness last week and has had on and off problems with the wrist over the years including hamate surgery in 2009...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Brett Cecil has lost that All-Star lustre

The Toronto Blue Jays 11-game win streak seems like a lifetime ago. So does Brett Cecil's All-Star calibre performances. Cecil has seen a resurgence this year since being relegated to the bullpen, despite leading the team with 15 wins as a starter in 2010. Three years ago is a lifetime in the baseball world. According to FanGraphs, his velocity nearly dipped below 88mph, and...
Via The GM's Perspective
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays’ Brett Cecil: New Level of Domination

Brett Cecil has been simply dominant this season for the Blue Jays When Toronto Blue Jays left hander Brett Cecil made his major league debut in 2009, he was a young, under the radar promising starter. He would go on to start in 17 ball games for the Blue Jays in 2009 and finish with a winning record of 7-4, despite a underwhelming 5.30 ERA. Cecil started 2010 in AAA but was...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays demote Cecil, DFA Carpenter

The Toronto Blue Jays made a pair of pitching moves after Friday's night's 5-4, 15-inning loss at Oakland. Left-handed starter Brett Cecil was sent down to Class AAA Las Vegas and reliever Andrew Carpenter was designated for assignment. Cecil was 2-4 with a 5.56 ERA in eight starts this season while Carpenter, a righty, had a 5.00 ERA in six games for Toronto. The Blue...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Angels-Blue Jays Preview

Since being recalled from the minors, Toronto's Brett Cecil has been solid in two starts against the NL East's two worst teams. He'll face a much bigger challenge trying to cool off the Los Angeles Angels. Coming off their highest-scoring game of the season, the surging Angels look to move a season-best 10 games over .500 in Thursday night's opener against Cecil...
Via AP on Fox
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Cecil Responding

MANCHESTER, NH - Brett Cecil has put together quite a string of starts for Double-A New Hampshire since returning from his groin injury, notably his contribution to a team no-hitter against Portland last week. Whether he will stay consistent remains to be seen, but it is no secret in the Fisher Cats clubhouse that Cecil’s demotion has lit a fire under him.
May 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Brett Cecil’s Descent?

We spend a lot of our time at FanGraphs focusing on players who have bright futures ahead of them — or campaigning to have a blocked player finally get a chance in the major leagues. This makes sense, since it’s human nature to look for the positives and see the future with optimism. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always turn out that way for ballplayers. Many of them flame out...
Via Fangraphs
March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

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