Brett Cecil
RP STL
2 weeks 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 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.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
2 months ago

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Sunday that Cecil (shoulder) will likely start a rehab assignment by the weekend, Fox Sports Midwest reports.

EDGE Analysis

Because Cecil covered limited innings in the Grapefruit League and then landed on the disabled list shortly after Opening Day with a shoulder strain, Mozeliak said that the Cardinals would "recreate" spring training for the left-hander to compensate for the extended time off. That could mean that Cecil will need nearly the entire 20-day rehab window before being activated from the DL, likely at some point in mid-to-late May. Once available, Cecil will offer the Cardinals a quality left-handed option out of the bullpen, but he's unlikely to be a consistent source of holds or deliver stellar ratios.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
2 months ago

Cecil (shoulder) remains "out indefinitely" according to president of baseball operations John Mozeliak and will likely head to the club's spring complex in Jupiter, Fla. in the near future, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Mozeliak added that Cecil will remain in Jupiter "for some time" in an attempt to build up his endurance. The veteran southpaw reported pain in his shoulder after recording just one out in his season debut on March 29, and his stay in extended spring training will hopefully afford him the chance to work back up to speed at "a pace that benefits him" according to Mozeliak.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
2 months ago

Cecil (shoulder) is nearing a rehab assignment, Brian Still of St. Louis Baseball Weekly reports.

EDGE Analysis

The injured lefty threw 35 pitched Friday and is expected to throw his next bullpen session Sunday. If all goes well, Cecil would then embark on a rehab assignment. No word as to how long he'll remain in the minors rehabbing has come out, but it seems like he's in line to return sometime in early May.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
2 months ago

Cecil (shoulder, foot) won't return to action for "at least a few weeks" according to general manager Michael Girsch, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cecil did make some progress Tuesday, shedding the walking boot he'd been wearing to battle right foot tendinitis. However, his sprained left shoulder apparently remains a significant enough concern to still saddle with him with a prolonged recovery timetable.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
3 months ago

Cecil (shoulder) is also dealing with left foot tendinitis, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This explains why the reliever was seen in a walking boot Sunday. It's unclear if this injury adds time to Cecil's return timeline or not, but general manager Mike Girsch currently thinks he's "a few weeks" away from returning.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
3 months ago

Cecil (shoulder) was seen wearing a walking boot Sunday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cecil is on the 10-day disabled list with a left shoulder sprain but is apparently also being bothered by a foot or ankle injury. Manager Mike Matheny did report that it's only a minor injury and that the boot is only a temporary thing. Cecil is eligible to come off the DL on April 10, though it's unclear if he'll be ready to return to action at that time or not.