Cecil is entering his seventh season with the Blue Jays and is bidding to become their closer. The left-hander missed a scheduled appearance Friday against Baltimore because of a tender shoulder. He requested a precautionary MRI and was encouraged by the results.
He said Saturday he is starting to feel better. He doesn't plan to resume throwing until Tuesday and hopes to be in a game by next weekend.
A longer absence than expected would force Toronto to re-evaluate the role of Aaron Sanchez, who is being used as a starter this spring. Sanchez finished last season as the closer.