SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that LHP Brett Cecil is expected to make a Rehab Appearance out of the bullpen for the Springfield Cardinals at Hammons Field this Tuesday, May 8.
The Cardinals take on the Tulsa Drillers this Tuesday at 6:30pm, with gates opening at 5:30pm. Tuesday is also a Great Southern Bank $1 Dog Day, so click the link below to secure tickets right now!
The former 1st round pick and 2013 American League All-Star (TOR) signed a four-year deal with the Cardinals before the 2017 season, finishing his first season with St. Louis with a 3.88 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 73 appearances, striking out 66 batters in 67.1 innings.
Cecil ranked ninth among National League relief pitchers with a 2.14 BB/9 IP and 12th with a 4.13 K:BB ratio. He walked just one batter over his final 16 appearances (18.0 IP).
Since 2013, he ranks fifth among MLB left-handed relief pitchers in appearances (316), sixth in strikeouts (327) and seventh with 10.81 strikeouts/9 IP. He’s appeared in 50 or more games each of his last five seasons as a full-time relief pitcher, and is one of nine MLB pitchers with at least 40 wins and 10 saves since 2009, a list that includes Cardinals teammate Bud Norris (64-19).
Cecil appeared in one game for St. Louis this season, allowing one hit over 0.1 innings