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Phillies get lefty reliever Aaron Loup from Jays

July 31, 2018

Minnesota Twins' Mitch Garver (23) rounds the bases after his home run off Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Aaron Loup, left, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

BOSTON (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired left-hander Aaron Loup from the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league right-hander Jacob Waguespack.

Loup has a 4.54 ERA in 50 relief appearances this season with 42 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings, and the Phillies will assume the $594,422 remaining of his $1,812,500 salary.

Waguespack was 4-6 with a 4.68 ERA in 21 games, including 15 starts, at Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Infielder Trevor Plouffe was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.

The NL East-leading Phillies also acquired catcher Wilson Ramos from Tampa Bay for a player to be named later or cash on Tuesday.

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