Brett Cecil
RP STL
2 months ago

Cecil (foot) was activated from the 10-day DL on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Cecil will rejoin the big-league bullpen after appearing in a pair of back-to-back rehab outings earlier in the week. Across 27 appearances with the Cardinals this year, Cecil has posted a 5.70 ERA and 1.99 WHIP with a poor 14:18 K:BB in 23.2 innings. He should be available immediately for Wednesday's game against Washington. Tyler Webb was sent down in a corresponding move.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
2 months ago

Cecil (foot) is slated to be activated from the disabled list Wednesday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Proving that it's never too late into your major-league career to seek out advice, Cecil consulted with former Cardinal Chris Carpenter -- now the special assistant to president of baseball operations John Mozeliak -- during his rehab stint regarding some of the struggles he's encountered this season. The southpaw received some tutelage from Carpenter, who won 144 games over 15 seasons, about slowing the game down and putting bad pitches behind him quickly. Cecil has unfortunately had plenty of the latter in 2018, as evidenced by a 5.70 ERA and 1.99 WHIP across 23.2 innings. He'll slot back into a middle- to late-inning bullpen role upon return.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
2 months ago

Cecil (foot) fired a scoreless seventh inning in which he allowed a walk and recorded a strikeout in Triple-A Memphis' win over Oklahoma City on Sunday. He'll return to St. Louis on Monday to be evaluated by the team's medical staff, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The successful Sunday appearance marks Cecil's third rehab outing overall, and he's yet to allow a run while surrendering just one hit. Considering the success he's encountered with the Redbirds, Cecil appears to have a solid chance of being deemed ready for activation.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
3 months ago

Cecil (foot) fired a perfect seventh inning in Triple-A Memphis' loss to Memphis on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Cecil needed a scant 11 pitches to get his three outs, and nine of those offerings found the strike zone. It was as encouraging an initial rehab appearance as the team could have hoped for, especially given Cecil's struggles this season at the big-league level even when he's been at full health. He'll likely make at least one more appearance with the Redbirds before being considered for activation.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
3 months ago

Cecil (foot) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Monday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran just went on the disabled list last Friday with right foot inflammation, but it appears he's made sufficient progress so as to jump back into action by the beginning of next week. Cecil has often struggled this season, generating a 5.70 ERA and career-high 1.99 WHIP across 23.2 innings over 27 appearances while also previously dealing with a shoulder injury.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
3 months ago

Cecil was placed on the 10-day DL due to right foot inflammation retroactive to Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The Cardinals have yet to offer up a timetable for Cecil's recovery, but he'll be eligible to return next weekend since the Cardinals were able to backdate this move. Cecil hasn't pitched since Sunday against the Cubs, during which he gave up three earned runs on three hits and two walks while only recording one out.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
4 months ago

Cecil allowed an earned run on a hit and three walks over two innings in a loss to the Reds on Sunday. He also recorded a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

Cecil's season has been on a downswing since late May, as he's generated a 9.53 ERA, .375 BAA and allowed a massive .486 wOBA over the 5.2 innings across his last five appearances. The veteran southpaw's control issues haven't done him any favors, as he's handed out seven free passes during that stretch after having only issued a pair of walks over his first seven outings of 2018.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
5 months ago

Cecil (shoulder) fired a perfect 1.2 innings in which he recorded two strikeouts over two outings against the Padres on Saturday and Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The pair of impressive appearances marked Cecil's first two trips to the mound since his activation from the disabled list on Friday. The veteran southpaw had thrown only 10 pitches and retired one batter on Opening Day before feeling discomfort in his shoulder and exiting that outing, which ultimately led to him being out of action for well over a month. If Cecil can continue generating a similar caliber of effort to that of his two weekend appearances, the Cardinals bullpen will be that much more effective, especially considering fellow lefty Tyler Lyons just went on the disabled list with a back injury.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
5 months ago

Cecil (shoulder) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list prior to Friday's game.

EDGE Analysis

In a corresponding move, the club placed Tyler Lyons (back) on the disabled list retroactive to Wednesday. Cecil has yet to make his 2018 debut after going down with a shoulder strain near the end of March, while also dealing with a bout of left foot tendinitis in April, but he appears to be fully operational following a pair of minor-league rehab outings. During 73 appearances for the Cardinals last season, Cecil posted a 3.88 ERA and 1.23 WHIP with 13 holds in 67.1 innings of relief.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
6 months ago

Cecil (shoulder) is back with the Cardinals after having spent the past few weeks in extended spring training in Jupiter and will soon begin a minor-league rehab assignment, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cecil has been sidelined with a shoulder strain since the opening week of the season. He'll head to either Double-A Springfield or Triple-A Memphis for his rehab assignment, with that decision likely to be made in the coming days.