July 31, 2018
Official Toronto Blue Jays Press Release
The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired minor league RHP Jacob Waguespack from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for LHP Aaron Loup.
WAGUESPACK, 24, is 4-6 with a 4.68 ERA in 21 games for the Reading Fightin Phils of the Eastern League (AA) and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs of the International League (AAA). The 6-6, 225 lb. right-handed pitcher has pitched 82 2/3 innings this season allowing 85 hits with 36 walks and 79 strikeouts. The native of Waco, Texas owns a career record of 17-16 and a 3.67 ERA in four minor league seasons.
LOUP, 30, is 0-0 with a 4.54 ERA in 50 games for the Blue Jays this season. The 5-11, 210 lb. left-handed pitcher has pitched 35 2/3 innings this season allowing 44 hits with 13 walks and 42 strikeouts. The native of Raceland, La., owns a career record of 12-20 with a 3.47 ERA and 297 strikeouts in 369 games over seven seasons with Toronto (2012-2018).