Blue Jays recall Tepera, Cecil on paternity list
The Blue Jays will be without Cecil for the three-game San Francisco series
The Toronto Blue Jays have made a small roster move ahead of their three-game Interleague series against the San Francisco Giants, recalling relief pitcher Ryan Tepera to take the place of Brett Cecil, who has been placed on the paternity list.
It is expected that Cecil will return to the Blue Jays following the series and off-day on Thursday when the team travels to Texas for three games.
After breaking camp on Toronto’s 25-man roster, Tepera now seems to be firmly entrenched in the roll of yo-yo man, bouncing back and forth between the Blue Jays and triple-A Buffalo Bisons as needs arise. Given his remaining option years, this does hold a value to the Blue Jays.
The 28-year-old has allowed two runs on five hits in two innings of major league work this season. AT the triple-A level, he holds a 7.27 ERA over eight and two-thirds innings with seven strikouts and four walks.
Given that Chad Girodo is now the only pure left-hander in Toronto’s bullpen, expect to see Tepera occupy the same “second lefty” role that originally landed him on the big league roster.