Settling the Score: Sunday’s results

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Yeah, it’s Monday, and you usually get an And That Happened on Monday. But it’s a holiday and I’m still in Texas there is too much good BBQ and other stuff here for me to keep my concentration for a full-blown recap today. Selah.

Rays 4, Red Sox 3
Reds 7, Rockies 5
Royals 4, Orioles 2
Mets 2, Padres 0
White Sox 12, Indians 6
Giants 3, Marlins 2
Tigers 4, Twins 3
Pirates 10, Cubs 4
Rangers 12, Blue Jays 6
Cardinals 8, Phillies 3
Yankees 2, Athletics 0
Dodgers 5, Astros 1
Angels 4, Mariners 2
Diamondbacks 4, Brewers 3
Nationals 7, Braves 2

Brett Cecil placed on 10-day injured list due to Carpal Tunnel syndrome

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On Monday, Cardinals reliever Brett Cecil was placed on the 10-day injured list due to Carpal Tunnel syndrome. Cecil, who notably lost 42 pounds since the end of the 2018 season, was having trouble with his mechanics throughout spring training and only logged two official Grapefruit League innings.

Cecil, 32, is entering the third year of his four-year, $30.5 million contract. He struggled last year, finishing with a 6.89 ERA and a 19/25 K/BB ratio in 32 2/3 innings. The lefty dealt with shoulder and foot injuries during the season as well.

The Cardinals bolstered the bullpen in December, signing lefty Andrew Miller to a two-year, $25 million deal. It would be nice to have a healthy and effective Cecil, but the high-leverage workload will be managed by Miller and Jordan Hicks as well as Alex Reyes.

Cecil was among a handful of Cardinals to hit the injured list on Monday, joining Carlos Martínez (right shoulder cuff strain), Jedd Gyorko (right calf strain), Luke Gregerson (right shoulder impingement), and Justin Williams (right hand second metacarpal fracture).