After pitching in three games for the Dunedin Blue Jays following a stint in extended spring training, lefty reliever Aaron Loup has joined the triple-A Buffalo BIsons on a major league rehab assignment.
Loup has been out of action since early March after he felt soreness in his left elbow, which was diagnosed as a flexor strain after an MRI, causing him to miss most of spring training.
The 28-year-old had a tough 2015 season when compared to his first three seasons in the majors where he was a solid shutdown lefty out of the Blue Jays' bullpen. Loup made the playoff roster but had to miss parts of the ALCS when he found out that his wife had to give birth prematurely.
With Brett Cecil injured for at least a month, the Blue Jays' lefty options are Chad Girodo and Pat Venditte, so a healthy Loup would be a welcome addition to the fold.