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Aaron Loup | Relief Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Tulane
Contract: view contract details

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Aaron Loup (personal) is expected to be available for Game 6 of the ALCS against the Royals on Friday.
Loup missed Game 4 due to a personal matter and was unavailable to pitch in Game 5 on Wednesday. The 27-year-old southpaw is expected to be ready and available for Game 6, though, as the Blue Jays look to extend the ALCS to a seventh game. Oct 21 - 10:13 PM

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Aaron Loup was unavailable to pitch in ALCS Game 4 on Tuesday because he had a travel home to deal with a personal issue.

Loup also missed Game 5 of the ALDS due to a personal issue. The left-hander is not expected to be available for Game 5 on Wednesday afternoon, either. Loup's absence likely led to infielder Cliff Pennington having to pitch in the blowout loss.
Oct 20 - 8:09 PM

Aaron Loup has rejoined the Blue Jays and will be available out of the bullpen Friday for Game 1 of the ALCS.

Loup was away during Game 5 of the ALDS due to a personal matter. He tossed one scoreless inning in the ALDS.
Oct 16 - 5:15 PM

The Blue Jays are expecting to have Aaron Loup available for the American League Championship Series.

Loup had been away from the team to deal with a personal issue during Game 5 of the ALDS, but the matter apparently won't keep Loup away much longer. That's good news for the Jays, who are already without lefty Brett Cecil for the ALCS. Loup threw a scoreless inning over two appearances in the ALDS before leaving the team.
Oct 15 - 6:58 PM

Aaron Loup will not be available to pitch for the Blue Jays in Wednesday's Game 5 of the ALDS against the Rangers.

Loup's not currently with the team, as he's dealing with a personal issue. Manager John Gibbons has also indicated that David Price likely won't be available given his workload.
Oct 14 - 1:18 PM

Blue Jays recalled LHP Aaron Loup from Triple-A Buffalo.

Loup's peripherals are very impressive this season, with 40 strikeouts and just six walks over 36 1/3 innings, but he has struggled to the tune of a 5.20 ERA in 48 appearances. He'll hope for better results in his return to the big club.
Sep 1 - 12:16 PM

Blue Jays optioned LHP Aaron Loup to Triple-A Buffalo.

The 27-year-old southpaw has struggled out of the Blue Jays bullpen this season, registering a 5.20 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 40/6 K/BB ratio over 36 1/3 innings. He'll assuredly be back with the big league club in September, if not sooner.
Aug 16 - 4:12 PM

Aaron Loup retired the only batter he faced to record his second save in as many days in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

Loup got a save Saturday because Casey Janssen was sick. He got one Sunday because he bailed Janssen out of trouble after the closer allowed a run on three hits before exiting with two men on. Loup induced a game-ending pop-up by former Jay J.P. Arencibia to seal the win. Janssen obviously has plenty of job security, but Loup is looking like one of the next men in line when the situation dictates it.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 04:34:00 PM

Aaron Loup tossed a scoreless ninth inning Saturday against the Rangers for his third save of the season.

Casey Janssen was unavailable after he lost seven-plus pounds during the All-Star break, which he believes he caught via a virus or food poisoning while vacationing in the Dominican Republic. He might need another day or two to get his strength back, so Loup isn't a bad short-term option if you are desperate for saves in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 04:54:00 PM

Aaron Loup recorded the final two outs of the tenth inning, earning his second save of the season as the Blue Jays defeated the Phillies 6-5 on Tuesday.

The Jays removed the struggling Sergio Santos from the closer's role recently and the lefty Loup got the save chance on Tuesday, retiring the left-handed Chase Utley and Ryan Howard for his fourth career save. Loup has not exactly been reliable, as he owns a 13/9 K/BB ratio in 16 innings, but he figures to get at least some of the upcoming save opportunities for the Jays until Casey Janssen returns following an oblique injury.
Tue, May 6, 2014 10:38:00 PM

Aaron Loup will serve as the Blue Jays' closer on Saturday night against the Pirates.

Sergio Santos was removed from the role after blowing his third save of the season on Friday night. Loup, 26, owns an impressive 2.62 career ERA and 1.04 career WHIP. He has the goods to hold down the job until Casey Janssen (oblique) returns from the disabled list.
Sat, May 3, 2014 04:14:00 PM

Blue Jays activated LHP Aaron Loup from paternity leave.

Loup only missed two games. He has posted a cool 2.47 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in 62 innings of relief this season.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 11:01:00 AM

Blue Jays placed LHP Aaron Loup on the paternity list.

Loup will miss 1-3 games while on paternity leave. The 25-year old has a 2.47 ERA and 1.10 WHIP over 53 appearances this season.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 09:29:00 AM

After Casey Janssen pitched a scoreless 10th in a tie game, Aaron Loup earned a save with a perfect 11th inning Sunday against the Padres.

Janssen notched the win after the Jays went ahead in the top of the 11th. Loup now has two saves this year, though that doesn't necessarily make him the fallback to Janssen in the Toronto pen. Steve Delabar would likely be the better bet for saves.
Mon, Jun 3, 2013 02:56:00 AM

Aaron Loup has been a bright spot in Toronto's bullpen, tallying a 2.55 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over 24 2/3 innings.

Over the past two years, he's given the Jays a 2.60 ERA and 1.03 WHIP over 55 1/3 innings. Toronto doesn't trust him much in high-leverage situations, however, which is why he only has four holds in 2013 and 10 in his career.
Fri, May 24, 2013 03:15:00 AM

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