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Blue Jays place Cecil on DL, recall Dustin Antolin

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May 3, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Brett Cecil (27) is relieved by Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons (5) during the eighth inning in a game against the Texas Rangers Rogers Centre. The Toronto Blue Jays won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
May 3, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Brett Cecil (27) is relieved by Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons (5) during the eighth inning in a game against the Texas Rangers Rogers Centre. The Toronto Blue Jays won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Blue Jays selected Dustin Antolin in the 11th round of the 2008 MLB Draft

Brett Cecil has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Toronto Blue Jays with a left triceps strain.

Following his relief outing on Saturday night against the Texas Rangers, Cecil was described by manager John Gibbons as being “tender”, though he did not go into further detail.

Cecil had recently been away from the team for three games to be with his wife, who was giving birth to their third child.

Being recalled in a corresponding move is right-handed reliever Dustin Antolin (pronounced an-toe-lin).  The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Hawaiin was originally selected by the Blue Jays in the 11th round of the 2008 MLB Draft.

It’s been a long road to his major league debut, but Antolin has found varied levels of success along the way and offers Toronto a power arm with strikeout capabilities.

Over 12 games in triple-A Buffalo this season (including one start), Antolin has pitched 20.0 innings, serving as the team’s closer more recently. His ERA currently sits at 2.70 with three saves, and he’s struck out 25 batters alongside 11 walks.

Antolin spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons with the double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

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