Purcey down, Cecil up, other moves
It seemed like only a matter of time until this move was made, considering David Purcey’s persistent struggled through the first month. Purcey has been shipped out to Triple-A Las Vegas and the Blue Jays have summoned lefty Brett Cecil.
Other pitching moves: Up from Vegas are Robert Ray and Brian Wolfe, down to Vegas are Brian Burres and Bryan Bullington. Burres was unspectacular in two starts for the Jays and Bullington, well, six walks in six innings isn’t going to cut it.
With Purcey and Burres gone, the Jays need starters for Saturday and for Tuesday, May 5. Cecil’s last outing was this past Tuesday, so he will make his debut on Tuesday. Ray has been working as a starter and last pitched on Sunday, so he will make his big league debut tomorrow.
Ricky Romero is also eligible to come of the 15-day disabled list on May 5, so we’ll see. Jays will likely give him a little extra time to come back from the strained right oblique that’s been ailing him. More details after I get to the ballpark this afternoon.
So, stay tuned…