Brett Cecil RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cecil on home boos: 'Don't cheer me when I'm pitching good'

    National Post "Blue Jays’ left-handed reliever Brett Cecil delivers curves, sinkers, cutters, fastballs and change ups off the mound. But on Tuesday he delivered a message to the Jays’ fickle fans — the fans who have taken to booing him whenever he’s brought in from the bullpen or taken out of the..." May 06

  • Brett Cecil doesn’t appreciate being booed by Blue Jays fans

    Hardball Talk "Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil has had a rough start to the 2016 season. The lefty leads the majors in losses with five. With that, he carries an ugly 5.59 ERA in 9 2/3 innings. Cecil entered the season with a rather lengthy consecutive scoreless innings streak, but Jays fans seem to have short..." May 05

  • Cecil sets dubious record for April losses

    The Score "They say you can't win em' all, but in Brett Cecil's case, you don't win any. The Toronto Blue Jays lost 4-3 in walk-off fashion to the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night, and on the mound for the loss was Cecil, who dropped his opening month record to 0-5, the most relief losses by a pitcher at..." May 01

  • Cecil open to long-term deal with Blue Jays

    Sportsnet "With all the discussion surrounding the contract status of Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion, it’s easy to forget that the Toronto Blue Jays have a long list of pending free agents beyond their two sluggers. Brett Cecil, a member of the organization since 2007, is among those slated to test..." March 05

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    Ben Nicholson-Smith @bnicholsonsmith

    #BlueJays avoid arb with Brett Cecil per source. $3.8 million

  • Blue Jays’ Cecil not ruling out a World Series return

    Sportsnet "A torn left calf muscle was supposed to end Brett Cecil’s season, but the dominant Toronto Blue Jays reliever isn’t giving up on a return just yet. Cecil briefly played catch Wednesday before the 6-3, Game 5 victory over the Texas Rangers that sent his team to the American League Championship..." October 15

  • Season-ending injury to Cecil a ‘big loss’ for Blue Jays

    Sportsnet "All it took was one step to turn Brett Cecil from the Toronto Blue Jays’ top reliever to their biggest cheerleader. The left-hander will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his left calf chasing Mike Napoli in a rundown. He felt a pop once he started pursuing Napoli, ran two more..." October 11

  • Brett Cecil off Blue Jays' ALDS roster, replaced by Ryan Tepera

    Sporting News "The Blue Jays will play the rest of the AL Division Series with one left-hander in their bullpen. Toronto officially removed Brett Cecil from its roster Saturday, a day after the reliever suffered a "significant" calf tear in a Game 2 loss to the Rangers. Right-hander Ryan Tepera will take..." October 11

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    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    Gibbons says Cecil suffered a pretty significant tear in his calf

  • Brett Cecil, A tale of two seasons

    Baseball Essential "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..." September 22

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    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    Cecil has been removed from the closer's role. Sounds like it will be closer by committee for now. #BlueJays

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    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    Cecil has been removed from the closer's role. Sounds like it will be closer by committee for now. #BlueJays

  • Blue Jays shuffle bullpen, name Cecil closer

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays shuffled their bullpen Tuesday and have appointed Brett Cecil as closer, reports Shi Davidi. The left-hander replaces Miguel Castro, who struggled recently in the closer’s role." April 29

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    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    Cecil has been at least temporarily removed from #BlueJays closer's role. Castro becomes an option in 9th.

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    Ben Nicholson-Smith @bnicholsonsmith

    Brett Cecil "feels good" per pitching coach Pete Walker. #BlueJays hope he'll resume throwing tomorrow

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Brett Cecil settles with blue jays for $2.475M

  • Blue Jays recall Delabar as Cecil hits DL

    Sportsnet "When the Toronto Blue Jays optioned Steve Delabar to triple-A on Tuesday, everyone involved agreed that the right-hander would return to the big leagues eventually. Little did they know, he wouldn’t even pitch in a minor league game before re-joining the team. The Blue Jays officially recalled..." June 19

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    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    Original diagnosis for Brett Cecil (inflammation in left elbow) has since been confirmed after a second MRI. #BlueJays

  • Blue Jays shut down Encarnacion and Cecil for rest of season

    CBS Sports "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..." September 18

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    Tony Ambrogio @SNTonyAmbrogio

    John Gibbons says Cecil's shoulder is sore and will rest for a couple days #jays

  • Blue Jays’ Brett Cecil finds new life in bullpen

    Toronto Star "Last year, Brett Cecil often spoke like a man in denial. “I feel great about the outing,” he said, after one spring-training start in 2012 when he was smacked around by the Detroit Tigers for nine runs on 11 hits. “I feel great about where I am right now and I’m looking forward to getting the..." May 20

  • Cecil getting back up to speed "Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil appears to have regained some of the velocity he had been missing for the past two seasons. Cecil entered Tuesday night's game against the Indians and tossed a clean ninth inning. He hit 94 mph on the radar gun four times while also reaching 93 mph on an..." April 04

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