After trying to fight through a groin injury in New York tonight, Brett Cecil confirmed that he will be heading to the disabled list. Relieving Chad Jenkins in the seventh inning this evening, Cecil walked in a run and then gave up a bases clearing three-run triple to Brian McCann putting the game safely out of the Blue Jays reach.
Cecil originally hurt his groin five days ago in Baltimore and after some rest, attempted to give it another shot tonight. Confirmation of Cecil's confirmation came from Gregor Chisolm (among others):
Cecil said he will be going on the disabled list. Groin still bothered him tonight. #BlueJays— Gregor Chisholm (@gregorMLB) June 19, 2014
If you're already frustrated with how the Blue Jays handle injuries, then don't read this:
Brett Cecil is going on the DL (groin). "I kind of wish I gave it a few more days," he said after today's game. #bluejays— Brendan Kennedy (@BKennedyStar) June 19, 2014
Cecil said he thought he was ready. Then adrenaline kicked in and he realized how much he had to use his legs. (1/2)— John Lott (@LottOnBaseball) June 19, 2014
On McCann triple, "Not really anybody’s fault but my own, but I probably shouldn’t have been out there anyway," Cecil said. (2/2)— John Lott (@LottOnBaseball) June 19, 2014
Cecil hasn't exactly repeated his All-Star performance of 2013, but his FIP currently sits at a fantastic 2.29 so maybe a turnaround is in the works for the second half of the season. His BABIP in 2014 is .403, which makes you wonder which baseball god he angered this offseason.
If you're keeping score at home, that's both Blue Jays All-Star relievers (Cecil and Delabar) from last season off the active roster in the span of two days. A corresponding move has not yet been announced, but the 10-day waiting period does not apply to Steve Delabar since Cecil has been placed on the DL, making Delabar available immediately for the recall to Toronto.
In other injury news, Brett Lawrie thinks he'll be okay after taking a ball off the hand tonight (the 'stuff' is an energy drink can):
Brett Lawrie on left hand: "I feel I should be able to go when I get up (Thursday). We’ll see how it feels once I grab a bat and stuff."— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) June 19, 2014