Blue Jays add Tepera to roster in place of injured Cecil

Shi Davidi and Barry Davis talk about Bret Cecil’s injury and how the Toronto Blue Jays need to approach the rest of the series against the Texas Rangers.

ARLINGTON, Texas – The Toronto Blue Jays added right-hander Ryan Tepera to their bullpen Saturday, taking the place of injured left-hander Brett Cecil on the American League Division Series roster.

Cecil suffered what manager John Gibbons described as a significant tear in his left calf tagging Mike Napoli during a rundown in the eighth inning of Friday’s 6-4 loss to the Texas Rangers.

His loss is a significant one, as he was the club’s primary left-hander and top set-up man.

Tepera, who made his big-league debut this season, was 0-2 with a 3.27 ERA, allowing 23 hits in 33 innings over 32 games.

The 27-year-old is a reverse-split specialist, as right-handers posted a .746 OPS against him while left-handers were just .568.

Aaron Loup is the club’s only left-handed reliever on the playoff roster.

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