RP - FA
The Cardinals released Brett Cecil on Wednesday.
Cecil posted a career-worst 6.86 ERA and 1.96 WHIP across 32 2/3 innings in 2019. He signed a four-year deal with the Cardinals in 2016, but struggled most of his tenure there. Cecil will try to latch onto another team.
Brett Cecil (hamstring) will be ready to throw off a mound in a week or two.
The Cardinals will likely update Cecil's throwing program once there is a better idea of what the 2020 MLB season could look like. The 33-year-old southpaw suffered a hamstring tear back in mid-March during a Grapefruit League game.
John Mozeliak has stated that Brett Cecil could likely start a rehab assignment this weekend.
Cecil will likely need the entire 20-day rehab window to get back in to game form after missing extended time. Cecil will likely return in mid-to-late May. When Cecil returns he'll be used as a quality left-handed option, but it is unlikely that he'll pick up enough holds to offer any sort of fantasy value.
Brett Cecil (Shoulder) is nearing a rehab assignment.
Cecil threw 35 pitches Friday and is expected to throw a bullpen session Sunday. As long as there's no setbacks, Cecil would start his rehab soon after. Cecil looks to be in line to return sometime early May.
Brett Cecil (shoulder) was seen wearing a walking boot Sunday.
Cecil is on the DL with a left shoulder sprain, but is being bothered by a foot or ankle injury. Cecil is eligible to come off the DL on April 10th, but its unclear if he'll be ready to return to action right away.