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Mets Sign Free Agent LHP Aaron Loup

Aaron Loup Signed by Mets

Just two hours after promoting Zack Scott to acting GM, the Mets have already made another move. Free agent lefty reliever Aaron Loup will be coming to the Mets on a one-year deal, pending a physical.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic first broke the news.

After missing out on top lefty reliever Brad Hand, Loup is a more than solid option. The 33-year-old brings experience, having pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, and most recently the Tampa Bay Rays. In nine seasons, he owns a career 3.38 ERA and 123 ERA+. In that span he has held left-handed hitters to a .232/.301/.319 slash line. However, righties have fared much better against him, hitting .264/.333/.424. Still, these numbers are serviceable so don’t expect him to be used solely against lefties.

Loup represents perhaps the final piece of the Mets bullpen puzzle. With a quality lefty reliever now locked in, the team can turn its attention to the rest of its needs.

While salary details are currently unknown, Loup is likely to command a price between $1-$1.5 million for one year.

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