Blue Jays place Cecil on 15-day DL with triceps strain

Toronto Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil talks about his injury and what to expect from an upcoming MRI.

The Toronto Blue Jays‘ bullpen is having turbulent year and the situation got worse on Sunday as left-hander Brett Cecil was placed on the disabled list with a left triceps strain.

Cecil posted an 0-5 record and 5.23 ERA in 16 appearances with nine strikeouts and three walks this season. The southpaw “came up a bit tender” after facing two batters on Saturday, his first game since returning from the paternity list.

In a corresponding move the Blue Jays recalled Dustin Antolin from triple-A Buffalo. The 26-year-old right hander has a 2.84 ERA in 19 innings with the Bisons, striking out 24, walking 11 and posting two saves. Antolin was an 11th round pick by the Blue Jays in the 2008 draft.

Without Cecil, Chad Girodo is the only left-handed reliever on the Blue Jays’ roster. The rookie has a 1.59 ERA in six appearances with the team.

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