Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:05:07 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays 2B Darwin Barney, OF Ezequiel Carrera and RP Aaron Loup were offered contracts Friday, Dec. 2. All three are eligible for arbitration this offseason.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 18:20:08 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays recalled RP Aaron Loup from Class AAA Buffalo on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 23:16:44 -0700
Clarifying a previous post, Toronto Blue Jays RP Aaron Loup was optioned to Class AAA Buffalo on Sunday, Aug. 28.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 07:56:22 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Aaron Loup was designated for assignment Saturday, Aug. 27.
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 08:17:08 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled RP Aaron Loup from Class AAA Buffalo.
Sat, 02 Jul 2016 11:34:46 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays have placed INF Ryan Goins (forearm) on the 15-day disabled list due to right forearm tightness. He sustained the injury while making an emergency relief appearance during the 18th inning of the game versus the Cleveland Indians Friday, July 1, but isn't expected to miss more than the minimum number of days. In corresponding moves, the club optioned RP Bo Schultz to Class AAA Buffalo, while recalling RPs Drew Hutchison and Aaron Loup from Buffalo.
Fantasy Tip: Goins was batting just .176 with three home runs and 12 RBI through 159 at-bats and isn't worth stashing in most formats. Hutchison will be used by the parent club as a long reliever and Loup as a left-handed specialist, so neither pitcher possesses much fantasy value.
Sat, 28 May 2016 09:03:57 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SS Troy Tulowitzki (quadriceps) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, May 28, because of a right quadriceps strain. The team also activated RP Aaron Loup (from) from the 15-day disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see how long Tulowtizki may be out of the lineup. Darwin Barney is the most likely candidate to start at shortstop while Tulowitzki is sidelined. He saw solid playing time at second base when Devon Travis was out with an injury and is hitting .301 with two home runs and six RBI. Barney should be starting in all AL-only leagues and can be a short-term option in some deeper mixed leagues.
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:09:36 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Miguel Castro, who was removed from the closer role, will be used in low-leverage situations for the time being in order to regain his footing. RPs Aaron Loup and Roberto Osuna will take over as the primary options for the seventh and eighth innings in front of RP Brett Cecil. "He's not polished off yet, he's so inexperienced, and to be fair to the kid, early on he was big for us," manager John Gibbons argued. "So back him off, build him up and get him back in there. Nobody goes through this game without getting hit around a little bit. To think a 20-year-old kid won't, that just doesn't happen."
Fantasy Tip: Hopefully you held onto Cecil if you owned him after he was demoted from the ninth-inning role early in the season. Aside from AL-only leagues, Castro is a candidate to let go to the waiver wire while he regains his footing and confidence.
Sun, 11 May 2014 10:02:03 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays have activated RP Casey Janssen (back) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, 2B Chris Getz has been designated for assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Janssen will step into the closer's role right away, so activate him immediately in all leagues. RPs Aaron Loup and Steve Delabar will serve as set-up men, with RP Sergio Santos working in low-pressure situations for the foreseeable future.
Thu, 08 May 2014 13:36:58 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Casey Janssen (back) will rest for the next two days and then pitch again for Double-A New Hampshire Saturday, May 10. Janssen could be back with the team Sunday, May 11, or Monday, May 12.
Fantasy Tip: Aaron Loup and Brett Cecil have both earned saves since Sergio Santos was demoted from the ninth-inning role, but neither reliever is expected to have much of a shelf life with Janssen returning soon.