NEW YORK: The Mets added a left-hander to their bullpen, agreeing to a one-year contract with Aaron Loup, an individual conversant in the negotiations instructed The Related Press.
The particular person spoke on situation of anonymity Wednesday as a result of the settlement was topic to a profitable bodily.
Loup, 33, was 3-2 with a 2.52 ERA in 25 innings over 24 video games for AL champion Tampa Bay final season, permitting 17 hits whereas placing out 22 and strolling 4. As soon as thought of a lefty specialist, he held right-handed batters to a .192 common with three residence runs in 58 plate appearances and left-handed batters to a .212 common with no residence runs in 38 plate appearances.
Loup didn’t permit a run in eight of 9 postseason appearances. Main 5-4 within the seventh inning of World Sequence Sport 4, he gave up a single to Corey Seager and a double to Justin Turner, then struck out Max Muncy. Joc Pederson hit a two-run single off Nick Anderson with two outs, however the Rays rallied within the ninth inning to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-7, tying the Sequence 2 video games apiece.
He has not allowed a house run to a left-handed batter since Tampa Bays Corey Dickerson on June 13, 2017.
New Yorks bullpen consists of nearer Edwin Daz, right-handers Dellin Betances, Seth Lugo, Robert Gsellman, Jeurys Familia, Brad Brach and Trevor Could.
Loup is 15-22 with six saves and a 3.38 ERA in 9 main league seasons with Toronto (2012-18), Philadelphia (2019), San Diego (2019) and the Rays (2020).
He earned $611,111 in prorated base pay from a $1.65 million wage final yr plus $132,970 in earned bonuses for a complete of $744,081. The Padres had declined his $2 million choice for 2020, triggering a $200,000 buyout.
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