Toronto Blue Jays lefthanded reliever Brett Cecil suffered a torn calf muscle while executing a rundown on Mike Napoli after a pickoff play today, and will likely be out for the rest of the postseason, per reports.
This is a pretty significant blow to the Blue Jays, as Cecil has put up a 2.48 ERA and a 2.34 FIP in 54.1 IP this year. With the Rangers' lefty-heavy lineup, Cecil would be a key weapon for the Jays, and was inserted into the game today to face a stretch of five lefthanded hitters in a six player stretch. Losing Cecil will make it harder for the Jays to match up against the Rangers' big lefthanded bats late in the game.
Cecil was injured in the 8th inning after catching Mike Napoli off of first base on a pickoff play. Napoli ended up in a rundown, and Cecil appeared to trip over him while making the tag. Cecil limped off the field, and an MRI subsequently revealed what has been described as a "significant tear" in his calf.