Phillies get lefty reliever Aaron Loup from Jays
Jul. 31, 2018
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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