Friday, May 1, 2009

Jays promote prospect Brett Cecil; two others

With question marks arising regarding their pitching staff, the Toronto Blue Jays have dipped into the farm to call up two prospects that will be installed into the rotation, and a familiar face will be inserted into the bullpen.

Brett Cecil gets the call up and it's expected he'll make his major league debut Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians. As noted by Toronto Blue Jays Way a couple weeks ago, Cecil hasn't exactly lit the world on fire in AAA Las Vegas, though he showed tepid improvement in his final tuneup. In 4 starts, the 2007 1st round draft selection went 0-3 with a poor 8.31 ERA. His last outing, however, was his best, as Cecil went 6 innings, allowing just 3 runs to go along with 5 strikeouts.

Also heading north is 25 year old Texan Robert Ray. He was a 7th round pick in 2005, and initially impressed in class-A ball. Injuries hampered the big righty the following two years, so it's been hard to gauge whether Ray could be a quality major league pitcher. In his one start in AAA this year, Ray did not allow a run in 4.1 innings.

Packing his bags for Canada is righty Brian Wolfe. He's back after bouncing between the Jays and AAA for the past couple of seasons. In his two previous stints with the Blue Birds, Wolfe was effective, posting a 2.81 ERA and a record of 3-3.


Anonymous said...

Harrison, Tim Johnson here, I just have one question:

"When you're in the shit, who do you want managing your team?"

Michael Harrison said...

Would I be massaging your ego too much Timmy if I suggested you, the greatest Manager in MLB history, would be my go to guy?


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