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Phillies Get Lefty Aaron Loup In Trade With Toronto

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Shortly after news broke about the Phillies acquiring Wilson Ramos from Tampa Bay, the organization announced that they have also added a left-handed reliever via trade. The Phils will receive southpaw Aaron Loup from the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league reliever Jacob Waguespack. To make room on the roster for Loup, extra-inning hero Trevor Plouffe has been designated for assignment.

Loup, 30, has a 4.54 ERA in 35.2 innings this season in Toronto and is holding left-handers to a .271 average and .357 slugging percentage. He’s averaging 10.9 strikeouts per nine innings, one of the more likely reasons that the Phillies found Loup to be worth trading for before the deadline.

Over seven seasons in the majors, Loup is 12-20 with a 3.47 ERA and 1.271 WHIP to go along with 297 strikeouts and 98 walks.

 

 

Brandon Apter

Brandon Apter writes about the Sixers and Phillies for 97.3 ESPN and Philly Front Office. A Philadelphia native, Brandon graduated from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania in 2009. After working in Minor League Baseball for nine seasons, Brandon currently does Marketing & Social Media for Kennesaw State University in Georgia.