Toronto Blue Jays sidewinding lefthander Aaron Loup is suffering from forearm tightness and has been temporarily shut down.
The problem developed last Friday when Loup threw his first session of live batting practice.
“It started tightening up a little bit and then I got underneath a slider and it kind of wrenched, tightened up on me,” said Loup. “I threw another fastball, felt it again and then I shut it down.”
Loup immediately underwent tests, which have drawn the preliminary conclusion that he’s dealing with a flexor pronator issue. He didn’t pick up a baseball between Saturday and Wednesday. On Thursday he threw 25 times to Poulis from a range of 45 to 60 feet.
“I still feel it a little bit so I don’t know if they’re going to want me to throw again or if they’re just going to want me to rest some more,” said Loup.
Asked to point on his arm to the location of the pain, Loup landed on a spot just below the inside of the elbow.