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Toronto Blue Jays Roundup: Cecil, Reyes, and more

The Blue Jays shuffled some roles and sent Reyes to the DL

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Despite a 7.20 ERA across five innings thus far in 2015, Brett Cecil has been named the closer of the Toronto Blue Jays.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Brett Cecil back as <a href="">#BlueJays</a> closer</p>&mdash; Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) <a href="">April 28, 2015</a></blockquote>

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While his numbers this season are less than ideal, Cecil has been great out of the bullpen for the last two seasons, and will likely settle down over his next few appearances. Shi Davidi is also reporting that Toronto will use Aaron Loup and Roberto Osuna for the seventh and eighth innings, respectively.

Aaron Sanchez has struggled mightily as a starter, and Manager John Gibbons said that they've discussed moving him back to the bullpen. He was very effective last year in that role, and it may give him some time to work out any issues. Overall, Gibbons would like his bullpen to have defined roles, which he thinks will help his relievers going forward.

Jose Reyes sent to the DL

Jose Reyes has spent an incredible amount of time on the disabled list since 2009, and is on it once again. He's been playing with a cracked rib since the "first series in Baltimore", and can no longer play through the pain.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jose Reyes says pain from both cracked rib and oblique issue is too much to play through. Says he&#39;s not able to help <a href="">#BlueJays</a></p>&mdash; Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) <a href="">April 28, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Jonathan Diaz was recalled from AAA, and will likely split time with Ryan Goins going forward. At 30 years old, he's known mainly for his glove, as in 16 games with Buffalo, he's produced a slash line of .178/.315/.222. While Reyes has started extremely slowly (.250/.266/.300), he's been an above average short stop when healthy, and is a key to the Blue Jays success in 2015.