Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:56:11 -0800
The Toronto Blue Jays avoided arbitration with Ps Esmil Rogers and Brett Cecil and OF Colby Rasmus Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to one-year deals with all three. Cecil will make $1.3 million, Rogers will make $1.85 million and Rasmus will earn $7 million.
Sat, 02 Nov 2013 12:12:04 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays have reinstated SP Brandon Morrow (forearm), RPs Brett Cecil (elbow) and Juan Perez (elbow), INF Maicer Izturis (ankle) and OF Melky Cabrera (back, knee) to the 40-man roster from the 60-day disabled list.
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:09:30 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays recalled OF Ryan Langerhans from the minors Thursday, Sept. 26, and moved P Brett Cecil (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:56:06 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays placed 3B Edwin Encarnacion (wrist) and P Brett Cecil (elbow) on the disabled list for the rest of the season Tuesday, Sept. 17. Encarnacion will have surgery on his left wrist later this week to repair cartilage.
Fantasy Tip: Encarnacion had just come back from the same injury, but it's just not right, so he'll get it fixed for next season. This is just a reminder that you can safely drop him for the final stretch.
Sat, 06 Jul 2013 15:53:46 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz, Toronto Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil, Oakland Athletics SP Bartolo Colon, Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale and RP Jesse Crain, Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish and RP Joe Nathan, Seattle Mariners SPs Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma, Cleveland Indians SP Justin Masterson, Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins, New York Yankees RP Mariano Rivera and Detroit Tigers SPs Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander have been named to the American League team for the 2013 All-Star Game. Buchholz and Crain will not be able to pitch in the game because of injuries.
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:02:09 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RPs Brett Cecil, Steve Delabar and Casey Janssen all use a weighted-ball throwing program, designated to help build shoulder strength. One of the main benefits of the program is increased velocity.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 11:16:38 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil is throwing his fastball at 93 mph compared to 89 mph last season. One of the reasons is Cecil's use of a weighted ball during a throwing program in the offseason. Manager John Gibbons also noticed that Cecil was using his offspeed pitches regularly, and it has led to better results. Cecil has given up only two earned runs in 11 1/3 innings this season.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:45:18 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays Ps Brett Cecil and Jeremy Jeffress have made the opening day roster and will start in the bullpen. The team is starting the year with eight pitchers in the bullpen. When 3B Brett Lawrie (oblique) returns from his injury, the team is expected to carry only seven relievers, meaning either Cecil or Jeffress may be sent down. Both pitchers are out of minor league options.
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:22:42 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said SP J.A. Happ "has pitched too good to not be on the team." Ps Brett Cecil and Jeremy Jeffress are now competing for the final bullpen job as a result.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:53:53 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays RPs Casey Janssen, Sergio Santos, Darren Oliver and Steve Delabar are all locks for the bullpen, and RP Esmil Rogers, who is out of options, is likely to have the fifth spot locked up. RPs Jeremy Jeffress, Brett Cecil, Aaron Loup and J.A. Happ will battle for the final two spots.