Los Angeles Angels Sign Relief Pitcher

The Los Angeles Angels have signed reliever Aaron Loup to a two-year contract that comes with $17 million guaranteed. With that, he will earn $7.5 million per season and also has a club option for the 2024 campaign. If the team elects to reject the option, he will earn a $2 million buyout.

Loup is coming of a truly remarkable season, so it's not surprising in the slightest that the Angels paid him a lot. In 65 games with the New York Mets, he had a 6-0 record, spectacular 0.95 ERA and 57 strikeouts. Keep in mind, he also only made $3 million on his one-year contract with the team. Thus, it was ultimately a steal for the Mets.

After seven seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays, Loup has become a bit of a journeyman. He's played for five different franchises over four seasons. Yet, even with that, he's always been pretty dependable. In 471 career games so far, he has a 21-22 record and 3.05 ERA.

The Angels are continuing to spend money on pitching, as they of course already signed Noah Syndergaard earlier this month. It would not be surprising at all to see them continue to be aggressive from here.

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