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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||65.00||3.00||3.00||39.00||2.49||1.10||90.00||27.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 3.0||0||0|| 6.00||0||1||5|
|vs RHB|| 10.0||0||0|| 2.70||0||3||10|
|12/25/2014||Carlos Martinez, SP STL|
Randall Delgado, RP ARI
Tim Hudson, SP SF
|Aaron Sanchez, SP TOR|
Brett Cecil, RP TOR
Neftali Feliz, RP TEX
|12/18/2014||Mark Teixeira, 1B NYY|
Brett Cecil, RP TOR
|Sonny Gray, SP OAK|
|12/15/2014||James Paxton, SP SEA|
J.J. Hardy, SS BAL
|Jake Lamb, 3B ARI|
Brett Cecil, RP TOR
Danny Santana, SS MIN
|Last 10 Games|
Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil works perfect inning on Monday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/19/15) Blue Jays closer Brett Cecil pitched a perfect inning in a non-save situation on Monday. With the team up by four runs, manager John Gibbons wanted to get Cecil some work. He struck out two in the inning.
Though he has just two saves on the year, Cecil has been pitching much better since regaining the closer role in early May. In six appearances this month, the 28-year-old lefty has allowed just one earned run while striking out eight in six innings. He now owns a 3.46 ERA over 13 innings this season.
Cecil hasn't pitched in back-to-back games since the middle of April, as the Blue Jays have struggled to get him save opportunities. Monday's win was just their second in the last nine games.
Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil slams door in ninth for save
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/4/15) Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil pitched a perfect ninth inning Monday to earn the save against the Yankees.|
The Blue Jays trailed 1-0 in the bottom of the eighth inning but rallied for three runs to hand Cecil the ninth to close out.
Cecil has struggled during the early part of the season and had lost the closers role at one point to rookie Miguel Castro.
Cecil has now posted saves in his last two opportunities.
Brett Cecil regains Blue Jays' closer role
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/4/15) Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil will get another shot as closer.
Cecil blew his first save attempt of the season, on April 8, and lost the job to rookie Miguel Castro. After blowing two of six save attempts and suffering a pair of losses, Castro was demoted to the minor leagues.
Cecil picked up his first save on April 28. He has a 1-2 won-loss record and a 5.14 ERA.
Blue Jays new closer Brett Cecil earns first save of the year Tuesday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/28/15) Blue Jays newly named closer Brett Cecil didn't need much time to pick up his first save of the season, closing out the ninth inning in Toronto's 11-8 win over the Red Sox Tuesday.
Cecil, who was named the closer earlier in the day, struck out Brock Holt to get things started. Then after a Ryan Hanigan single, he finished things off getting Mookie Betts to ground out to second.
Cecil, who is 1-2 on the year, lowered his ERA to 6.00 in six innings of work.
Brett Cecil back in closer's role for Blue Jays
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/28/15) Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil is returning to the closer's role, manager John Gibbons announced Thursday. Gibbons added Aaron Loup and Roberto Osuna will serve as the primary setup relievers.
Cecil was removed as the team's closer April 9 after a rocky start to the season. Rookie Miguel Castro was elevated to the closer's role after Cecil was removed from the ninth-inning responsibilities.
Castro initially thrived in the closer's role before running into his own issues. He is 0-1 with a 9.82 ERA, two saves and two blown saves in his last five outings. Gibbons said he will use Castro in low-leverage situations to help get him back on track.
|2014 Summary: Brett Cecil's second season as a full-time reliever went almost as well as the first, and that's no small feat. He was wilder and gave up line drives much more frequently, so his WHIP rose from 1.10 to 1.37, but despite all of the baserunners, he was a better run preventer. Cecil's ERA dipped from 2.82 to 2.70, and he was masterful at getting swings and misses, posting an extraordinary 17 percent whiff rate. That translated into 76 strikeouts in 53 1/3 innings and enabled him to nail down five saves and 24 holds.|
Playing time status: Cecil has been battling inflammation in his rotator cuff this spring and would have had an uphill climb to securing the closer role if the Blue Jays didn't end up needing Aaron Sanchez for the starting rotation, eliminating him from the competition. Cecil recently returned to the mound for the Blue Jays, and they're hopeful he'll be ready by the start of the season.
2015 Outlook: Because he's in line to close, Cecil is worth drafting as a No. 2 reliever in standard mixed leagues, but the Blue Jays have rumored to be in the market for a more proven closer, making Cecil's hold on the role a tenuous one. While he has only a little closing experience, he has the skill set to be a highly effective source of saves, as well as strikeouts and ERA.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/22/15||SEA||7:07 pm||Felix Hernandez|
|5/23/15||SEA||1:07 pm||James Paxton|
|5/24/15||SEA||1:07 pm||Taijuan Walker|
|5/25/15||CHW||7:07 pm||Carlos Rodon|
|5/26/15||CHW||7:07 pm||John Danks|
|5/27/15||CHW||12:37 pm||Jeff Samardzija|
|5/29/15||@ MIN||8:10 pm||Trevor May|
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