The Blue Jays are moving two pitchers back in the rotation.
Brett Cecil cut his right knee on a fall, according to manager Cito Gaston via MLB.com's Jordan Bastain and required three stitches. As a result, Cecil's Thursday start is being shoved to Saturday. As a result, Cecil will dodge the Red Sox in the final game of the upcoming series and go up against Trevor Bell and the Angels.
Saturday's starter -- you may have heard of him -- will also be pushed back, this time three days. Brandon Morrow recently fired a complete-game shutout requiring 137 pitches and the team is exercising caution with the 26-year-old. As a result, Morrow loses out on the Angels and will duel Oakland, presumably against Dallas Braden. Hopefully Morrow won't encroach on Bradenia too bad.
As a result of the moves, Boston will see Brad Mills on Thursday, who is being promoted from Triple-A. Mills has made two starts on the season thus far, posting a 4.05 ERA over 11 innings -- which appears lucky as he has averaged 5.7 walks per nine innings and 4.9 whiffs per nine. The 25-year-old has 17 starts in Triple-A, checking in with a 4.20 ERA and a much more sane 7.9 K/9 and 3.6 BB/9.
On Friday, the Angels will see Mark Rzepczynski. The lefty had a solid major-league debut in 2009, posting a 3.67 ERA in 11 starts. However, that ERA has soared to 7.15 in two starts and two relief appearances on the season despite a 1.6 BB/9 and 10.3 K/9 mark thanks to an obscene .458 BABIP. However, his minor-league tour hasn't gone well either. He has an unsightly 6.04 ERA in 12 starts, although BABIP is plagued him there as well.
-- Evan Brunell
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