Brett Cecil cleared to throw after shoulder problems

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Some potentially good news from Blue Jays camp, where left-hander Brett Cecil is expected to resume throwing Tuesday after previously being shut down with shoulder soreness last week.

Pitching coach Pete Walker told Ben Nicholson-Smith of Toronto Sportsnet that Cecil “feels good” and the Blue Jays believe he was merely suffering from some minor rotator cuff inflammation.

Barring a late addition to the Blue Jays’ bullpen Cecil is in line to begin the season in the closer role after back-to-back fantastic years as a setup men in which he threw a combined 114 innings with a 2.76 ERA and 146 strikeouts.