Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:20:54 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil, who has been great in a late-inning role the last two years, has the skills to be the team's ninth inning guy, but manager John Gibbons said Cecil may not win the role. SP Aaron Sanchez wants to win a spot in the starting rotation, but many believe he's the club's best option for closer. Gibbons likes to use Cecil in high-stakes situations prior to the ninth inning. "It could be one of those deals where one night he might be closing, the other night he might have to come in at the end of the seventh or eighth inning," Gibbons said.
Fantasy Tip: Some confusion could be cleared up if Sanchez outright wins a job in the starting rotation. Even then, though, this could become a closer-by-committee between Cecil and Aaron Loup. Toronto's closer battle is worth watching intently this spring. Right now, Cecil is the best late-round gamble, but things could be frustrating in this bullpen for fantasy owners.
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:06:16 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil agreed to a one-year, $2.475 million contract with the team Thursday, Jan. 15, and will avoid arbitration.
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 17:53:46 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays have activated RP Brett Cecil (groin) from the 15-day disabled list. The team also optioned OF Anthony Gose to Triple-A Buffalo.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:14:13 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil (groin) will rejoin the team Friday, July 4. Cecil has been on the disabled list since June 19.
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:06:40 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil (groin) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo Monday, June 30.
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:48:10 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil (groin) threw off a mound Friday, June 27, and is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo Tuesday, July 1.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:22:37 -0700
Updating a previous report, Toronto Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil (leg) said after the game Wednesday, June 18, against the New York Yankees that he is going on the 15-day disabled list.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:26:52 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil (leg) made a relief appearance Wednesday, June 18, against the New York Yankees. It was his first appearance since leaving his last appearance over the weekend due to a leg issue.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:23:15 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Brett Cecil (groin) should be good to go Wednesday, June 17, and 1B Adam Lind (foot) is expected to be back in a few days. Also, SP R.A. Dickey (groin) is fine.
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 18:54:33 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil (groin) received treatment on his injured groin Sunday, June 15, but said he likely will feel the injury when he throws. He hopes to stay off the 15-day disabled list.