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New York Mets sign LHP Aaron Loup

The New York Mets announced that the team has signed left-handed pitcher Aaron Loup to a one-year contract.

Loup, 33, spent the 2020 season with the Tampa Bay Rays, going 3-2 with a 2.52 ERA (seven earned runs/25.0 innings) with four walks and 22 strikeouts in 24 games. He allowed two earned runs in 5.1 innings in the postseason, striking out six and allowing two walks.

Overall, he owns a career record of 15-22 with six saves, a 3.38 ERA (132 earned runs/351.0 innings) with 104 walks and 326 strikeouts in 406 games. The southpaw has held left-handed hitters to a .232 batting average in his career, including a .212 (7-33) mark last season.

The Raceland, LA native was originally selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the ninth round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. He pitched for Toronto from 2012-2018 before the Philadelphia Phillies acquired him at the 2018 trade deadline. In 2019, he appeared in four games for the San Diego Padres.

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Official New York Mets Website | MLB.com

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