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.

Brandon Woodruff headed to IL with oblique injury

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Update (8:33 PM ET): Woodruff is headed to the 10-day injured list with a left oblique injury, per Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Brewers pitcher Brandon Woodruff exited Sunday afternoon’s start against the Diamondbacks in the fourth inning due to abdominal discomfort, the team announced. He threw a pitch to leadoff batter Tim Locastro and left the field with a trainer. Junior Guerra relieved him.

In three-plus innings, Woodruff was on the hook for four runs on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts. He now carries a 3.75 ERA with a 136/29 K/BB ratio in 117 2/3 innings of work.

Woodruff will undergo testing, which should allow the team to provide an update on his status, likely on Monday.