Angels sign relief pitcher Aaron Loup to two-year contract

New York Mets pitcher Aaron Loup winds up during the fifth inning of the second game of the baseball team's doubleheader against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, in New York (Adam Hunger/AP).

The Los Angeles Angels have agreed to terms on a two-contract with relief pitcher Aaron Loup, the team announced on Monday.

According to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, the total value of the contract is $17 million for two years ($8.5 million average annual value).

Pitching for the New York Mets in 2021, Loup went 6-0 with a 0.95 ERA through 56.2 innings pitched.

Loup began his career with the Toronto Blue Jays after being selected in the ninth round of the 2009 MLB Draft. The left-handed pitcher spent seven seasons with the Blue Jays, which included post-season appearances in 2015 and 2016.

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