The Toronto Blue Jays and left-handed pitcher Aaron Loup have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1,812,500 contract, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
The #BlueJays sign Aaron Loup to one-year, $1,812,500 deal for their second arbitration-eligible case of the night
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) January 12, 2018
The report comes shortly after Nightengale reported the team had also agreed to a one-year deal with outfielder Ezequiel Carrera.
Loup, 30, appeared in 70 games out of the bullpen for Toronto last season — his sixth year with the club. He had a 3.75 earned-run average and 64 strikeouts.
The Blue Jays are still negotiating with seven arbitration-eligible players, including Josh Donaldson, Marcus Stroman and Roberto Osuna. Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith breaks down where those negotiations stand in this arbitration primer.