In a mildly shocking turn of events, the Jays moved Brett Cecil to AAA Las Vegas this afternoon with Chris freaking Woodward coming north.
Cecil is obviously out of sorts in a serious way, missing spots and lacking the usual sharpness in his offspeed pitches. Some (read: me) worried he was hiding an injury but now it seems like just good, old-fashioned crappy pitching.
With Morrow coming up Saturday to make his first start of the year, we can assume Jesse Litsch will return to take Cecil’s next turn in the rotation. If Cecil needs to improve his pitching mechanics or just straighten his head out, hopefully it won’t take too many minor league starts to get him back on track.