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Rotowire: Sep 1 / 9:37a ET
News: The Blue Jays recalled Loup from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.
Impact: Loup has not had much success with the big club this year, posting a 5.20 ERA in 48 outings, but the club still wanted to add him and his 216 big league appearances to the roster for the final few weeks of the regular season. He figures to work situationally the rest of the way.
Rotowire: Aug 16 / 1:13p ET
News: Loup was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo following Sunday's game, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet Canada reports.
Impact: Loup never truly shaped into the late-inning arm the Blue Jays had been hoping for this season, and an earned run Sunday that brought his ERA up to 5.20 seems to have been the last straw. If he can show improvement and consistency in the minors, Loup could get a chance as a September call-up. His fantasy value would be highly limited if that occurs, however.
Rotowire: Aug 13 / 8:34a ET
News: Loup struck out two and gave up one hit in a scoreless inning of Wednesday's victory over the A's.
Impact: Amazingly, this was the first time Loup has pitched since the trade deadline, where the Blue Jays made a number of moves to bolster their bullpen. With Loup on the outside looking in, he pitched well in his first appearance in almost two weeks, striking out multiple batters in an appearance since July 2. With so many other options in the pen and Loup's 5.05 ERA and 1.23 WHIP, he'll have a very uphill climb to be used in high leverage situations again this season.