Brett Cecil RP TOR 11 Days

Cecil may have an opportunity to compete for the closer's job during spring training, but manager John Gibbons said that he likes having two lefties available in a setup role, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

Cecil can miss bats at a good clip (32.5% K% last season), but he had a career-high 11.5% walk rate and finished with a 1.37 WHIP after a breakout campaign in the bullpen in 2013. It should be noted, however, that Cecil fared well against right-handed hitters, including a reverse platoon split last season with a .210/.315/.254 line against them. The Blue Jays' plans for Aaron Sanchez may also factor in the decision regarding who will close for the team in 2015, and it remains possible that a trade will bring an established ninth-inning option into the mix.

Brett Cecil RP TOR 4 Months

Cecil picked up the save Wednesday after recording the final four outs of the Jays' win over Boston.

Casey Janssen was roughed up Tuesday, while appearing in a game for the third time in four days. Cecil was positioned to benefit from Janssen's absence, and the save is his fifth of the season.

Brett Cecil RP TOR 6 Months

Blue Jays activated LHP Brett Cecil from the 15-day disabled list.

Cecil has been on the shelf since mid-June with a groin injury. The left-hander holds a 3.51 ERA with 36 strikeouts in 25 2/3 innings this season for the Blue Jays.

Brett Cecil RP TOR 6 Months

Brett Cecil (groin) will be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

Cecil has been on the shelf since mid-June with a groin injury but has been cleared to return after making two rehab appearances with no issues. The left-hander holds a 3.51 ERA with 36 strikeouts in 25 2/3 innings this season.

Brett Cecil RP TOR 6 Months

Brett Cecil (groin) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo on Monday.

Cecil reported no issues when throwing off a mound on Friday and looks as though he'll only require the minimal amount of time on the disabled list. Barring any setbacks, he could be cleared to rejoin the Jays bullpen before the end of next week.

Brett Cecil RP TOR 6 Months

Brett Cecil (groin) threw a bullpen session Friday.

It's the first time he's thrown off a mound since going on the DL over a week ago with a groin ailment. Cecil's timetable hasn't been established, but he seems likely to be ready in early July if he can avoid setbacks.

Brett Cecil RP TOR 6 Months

Blue Jays placed LHP Brett Cecil on the 15-day disabled list with a groin injury.

Cecil exited last Friday's game versus the Orioles with groin tightness and hadn't made enough progress over the past several days. The left-hander holds a 3.51 ERA with 36 strikeouts in 25 2/3 innings this season.

Brett Cecil RP TOR 6 Months

Brett Cecil (groin) could pitch Tuesday.

Cecil has been idle since exiting his appearance Friday against the Orioles with groin tightness. The righty reliever owns a 3.51 ERA in 25 2/3 innings this season.

Brett Cecil RP TOR 6 Months

Brett Cecil was forced to leave Friday's game against the Orioles in the eighth inning due to tightness in his groin.

He's set to be further evaluated on Saturday, where a determination will be made on his status. Cecil hopes to avoid the disabled list, but has dealt with similar injuries in the past that did require him to hit the shelf for awhile.

Brett Cecil RP TOR 6 Months

Brett Cecil was removed from Friday's game against the Orioles in the eighth inning with an apparent injury.

Cecil felt something after delivering a pitch to Chris Davis, and was quickly greeted by the training staff who made the call to pull him. The Blue Jays should have an update on his status after the conclusion of the game.