|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||65.00||4.00||3.00||0.00||4.02||1.27||56.00||22.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs N.Y. Yankees|| 6.1||1||0|| 2.84||0||2||6|
|vs LHB|| 13.2||0||0|| 2.63||0||1||16|
|vs RHB|| 7.1||0||0|| 2.45||0||6||7|
|05/14/2013||Ichiro Suzuki, RF NYY|
Michael Brantley, LF CLE
Bartolo Colon, SP OAK
CC Sabathia, SP NYY
Josh Johnson, SP TOR
|Andrew Bailey, RP BOS|
Craig Gentry, CF TEX
Alcides Escobar, SS KC
Raul Ibanez, DH SEA
Gavin Floyd, SP CHW
Brett Cecil, RP TOR
|05/13/2013||Brett Cecil, RP TOR|
Yunel Escobar, SS TB
|Chris Tillman, SP BAL|
Chris Getz, 2B KC
|05/13/2013||Brandon Barnes, RF HOU|
Brian Matusz, RP BAL
|Brett Cecil, RP TOR|
Jason Giambi, DH CLE
|Last 10 Games|
|Brett Cecil exceeding expectations|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(4/24/13) Blue Jays pitcher Brett Cecil has been an outstanding arm in the team's bullpen, going 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA in his first 10 appearances. Manager John Gibbons has taken notice, noting Cecil is probably the one player who has far exceeded expectations.
"From not even guaranteed a spot in spring training to being the long guy, that was basically his role," Gibbons said, per MLB.com. "The real focus was getting his velocity back and he was showing signs of doing that, but you've still got to be a pitcher. He came in and he started throwing his breaking ball, his changeup, and everything came together after that."
|Brett Cecil showing extra velocity|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(4/3/13) Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil showed some quickness with his pitches in Tuesday's season debut against Cleveland, reports MLB.com. Cecil, who had been missing some velocity over the last two seasons, hit 94 mph on the radar gun.
"It kind of felt the same way in spring training," Cecil said on Wednesday. "It was just a little extra adrenaline, regular season game and I was hoping to get that extra bump. It was nice, felt really good. I don't know how the curveball was so good, I couldn't throw it for a strike in the bullpen to save my life, but in a sense that's how I like it to go. Throw it in the bullpen and usually I need a hitter up there to get my breaking stuff working and that's what happened in the game."
|Brett Cecil makes Blue Jays' opening day roster|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(3/27/13) Pitcher Brett Cecil will be on the Blue Jays' opening day roster.
The 26-year-old pitcher was out of options and fighting for a bullpen spot this spring. He will likely be used as a long reliever and emergency starter.
Cecil had a 5.72 ERA and a 5.03 FIP in 61 1/3 innings with the club last season.
|Cecil recalled for relief help|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(9/3/12) The Toronto Star reports the Blue Jays recalled pitcher Brett Cecil from Triple-A Las Vegas and will be available out of the bullpen starting Monday.
Melky helps dominant Dickey, Jays beat old team
R.A. Dickey snapped a four-start winless streak, Melky Cabrera had four hits against his former team and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the San Francisco Giants 10-6 on Tuesday night.
Red Sox's Lester throws one-hitter vs. Blue Jays
Jon Lester pitched a one-hitter Friday night, allowing only Maicer Izturis' two-out double in the sixth inning, and the Boston Red Sox broke a three-game losing streak with a 5-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Players we're adding: Brett Cecil
Brett Cecil might be the best underdog closer candidate to target right now.
Mariners slam Dickey, keep Blue Jays down
Dustin Ackley hit his first career grand slam, Michael Saunders homered twice and the Seattle Mariners roughed up Cy Young knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, beating the struggling Toronto Blue Jays 8-1 on Saturday afternoon.
|Brett Cecil appeared to have a rotation spot locked up last spring training but was optioned to Double-A New Hampshire before opening day and spent some time down on the farm. He made nine starts at Double-A before being recalled in mid-June. The left-hander went 2-4 with a 5.72 ERA in nine outings for Toronto and was sent back to the minors in early August. Cecil was recalled in September to pitch out of the bullpen and finished the year with a 5.72 ERA in 21 appearances (nine starts). With all of the moves the Blue Jays made in the offseason, it looks as though the 26-year-old will once again be on the outside looking in for a spot in the rotation. Owners should keep in mind that an injury could make him a starter again or the team could choose to trade him at some point. With Cecil expected to pitch out of the bullpen to begin 2013, plan on leaving him for deeper AL-only formats on Draft Day. (Updated 1/10/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/19/13||@ NYY||1:05 pm||CC Sabathia|
|5/20/13||TB||1:07 pm||Jake Odorizzi|
|5/21/13||TB||7:07 pm||Alex Cobb|
|5/22/13||TB||4:37 pm||Jeremy Hellickson|
|5/23/13||BAL||7:07 pm||Jair Jurrjens|
|5/24/13||BAL||7:07 pm||Chris Tillman|
|5/25/13||BAL||1:07 pm||Freddy Garcia|
= probable start