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Aaron Loup | Relief Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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. Jul 20 - 4:34 PM

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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.
Jul 19 - 4:54 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.
May 6 - 10:38 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.
May 3 - 4:14 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

Blue Jays purchased the contract of LHP Aaron Loup from Double-A New Hampshire.

He'll take the place of the injured Luis Perez (elbow) on the active roster. Loup, 24, has a 2.78 ERA and 43/14 K/BB ratio 45 1/3 innings this season at the Double-A level. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Thu, Jul 12, 2012 04:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
3George Kottaras
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
2B1Steve Tolleson
2Munenori Kawasaki
3Ryan Goins
4Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
3Danny Valencia
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Anthony Gose
2Kevin Pillar
3Dalton Pompey
4Colby Rasmus
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Mark Buehrle
3Drew Hutchison
4J.A. Happ
5Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Aaron Sanchez
7Chad Jenkins
8Daniel Norris
9Brandon Morrow
10Sean Nolin
11Kendall Graveman