Blue Jays reliever Brett Cecil suffers torn calf in Game 2 vs. Rangers

Friday October 9th, 2015

Blue Jays relief pitcher Brett Cecil sustained a “pretty significant tear” in his left calf during Friday’s 6–4 loss to the Rangers in Game 2 of the ALDS, according to manager John Gibbons.

“It’s not good,” Gibbons added.

Cecil, a lefthander, limped off the field in the eighth inning after picking off Mike Napoli at first base and tagging him out during a rundown. Moments earlier, Napoli singled off Cecil to tie the game at 4–4.

The Blue Jays trail the Rangers 2–0 in the best-of-five series, which moves to Texas for Game 3 on Sunday night.

The Rangers’ lineup featured five lefthanded bats Friday, including Rougned Odor, Shin-soo Choo and Prince Fielder.

- Kenny Ducey

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