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Pedro Strop | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Cubs manager Joe Maddon said that Pedro Strop had been unavailable for Sunday's game against the Nationals.
Maddon made some waves when he yanked Hector Rondon from a save situation on Saturday and used Strop to finish out the ninth inning. He then used Rondon in the eighth inning of a 6-3 game on Sunday and turned to Jason Motte to work the final frame. This bullpen is clearly in flux at the moment, and Maddon said they'll assess the situation before deciding who would receive the next save chance. If speculating on saves, Strop still seems like the best bet. Jun 7 - 8:21 PM

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Pedro Strop notched his second save of the season Saturday against the Nationals.

Hector Rondon got the call after Jason Hammel gave up a leadoff homer to Bryce Harper in the bottom of the ninth, but he walked Anthony Rendon before Cubs manager Joe Maddon brought the hook. Strop got Wilson Ramos to hit into a fielder's choice before striking out Clint Robinson and Ian Desmond swinging. It's unclear whether this was just a one-day thing or an indication of where this situation could be headed, but fantasy owners need to pick up Strop if he's available.
Jun 6 - 3:06 PM

Pedro Strop (foot) is available out of the Cubs' bullpen Sunday.

He had been nursing a minor foot ailment but is fine now. Strop has been excellent so far this month, tossing 7 1/3 scoreless innings with a 0.55 WHIP and 10/2 K/BB ratio.
Apr 26 - 11:44 AM

Pedro Strop was unavailable on Friday due to a foot issue.

The injury appears to be minor and Strop is expected to be available for Saturday's contest. He has been exceptional in the early going in a setup role for the Cubs, hurling 7 1/3 scoreless innings with a 0.55 WHIP and 10/2 K/BB ratio.
Apr 24 - 11:47 PM

Cubs and RHP Pedro Strop avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.525 million contract.

It's a tad above the midpoint of figures exchanged last month. Strop will enter 2015 in a setup role for the Cubs after posting a 2.21 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 71/25 K/BB ratio over 61 innings in 2014.
Feb 5 - 6:59 PM

Pedro Strop requested $3 million and was offered $2 million from the Cubs when arbitration figures were exchanged.

MLBTradeRumors.com seems to fall near the midpoint, projecting Strop to earn $2.4 million. The 29-year-old did a tremendous job out of the Cubs bullpen in 2014, compiling a 2.21 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 71/25 K/BB ratio over 61 innings. He makes for a nice late-round flier for those speculating on saves.
Jan 16 - 10:42 PM

Pedro Strop received 3-4 stitches in his left (non-throwing elbow) as a result of a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Thursday.

He also was given precautionary X-rays, which came back negative. It was surely a scare for the Cubs' reliever, but Strop will be fine.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 01:00:00 PM

Pedro Strop was involved in a car accident in the Dominican Republic on Thursday.

It sounds like he'll be alright, as the Cubs say reports on the pitcher's status are "encouraging." There are no further details available at the moment, but we'll be sure to update Strop's status once more is known.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 08:39:00 AM

Pedro Strop pitched a perfect ninth with a three-run lead for a save Saturday against the Marlins.

It was a given that Hector Rondon would get the day off after Friday's blown save, so Strop got the ball in the ninth. It might have been Neil Ramirez instead, but he had worked back-to-back days already. Strop has pitched four scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and one walk, since returning from a strained groin last week. If Rondon has more problems going forward, Strop could put himself back into the closer mix.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 07:44:00 PM

Cubs activated RHP Pedro Strop from the 15-day disabled list.

Strop missed the last three weeks with a left groin strain. He didn't go out on a rehab assignment, so it seems unlikely that he'd be used for save chances while Hector Rondon is on paternity leave.
Fri, May 30, 2014 03:11:00 PM

Cubs placed RHP Pedro Strop on the 15-day disabled list with a moderate left groin strain.

Strop underwent an MRI on Wednesday and was diagnosed with the mild strain, which will likely sideline him for 3-4 weeks. The 28-year-old right-hander has posted a rough 4.97 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 12 2/3 innings this season. Maybe the rest will do him some good.
Wed, May 7, 2014 04:50:00 PM

Pedro Strop will undergo an MRI Wednesday to determine the severity of a groin injury.

Strop first injured his groin five days ago and left Tuesday's appearance after aggravating the ailment. The reliever was tagged for three runs over one-third of an inning against the White Sox. More will be known about a potential DL stint following Wednesday's exam.
Wed, May 7, 2014 12:01:00 AM

Pedro Strop left Tuesday's game against the White Sox with an apparent injury.

The Cubs' trainer visited Strop on the mound in the top of the ninth before eventually walking off with the right-hander. It's not clear what injury the reliever is dealing with, but it could partly explain why he was rocked for three runs over one-third of an inning. The Cubs should update his status shortly.
Tue, May 6, 2014 11:27:00 PM

Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Thursday that he does not have a designated closer at this point.

Pedro Strop had an opportunity to grab the job, but he was lit up for four runs in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday as the Cubs fell in brutal fashion to the Diamondbacks. "It's organic," Renteria said. Justin Grimm, James Russell, Hector Rondon, Jose Veras, and Strop could all see save opportunities going forward.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 11:47:00 AM

Pedro Strop gave up four runs in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday as the Cubs fell to the Diamondbacks.

Strop entered the game with Chicago up 5-2 but promptly blew the save opportunity, issuing two walks and a hit with bad defense and bad luck mixed in. James Russell didn't pitch any better after him. It was a classic Cubs showing on the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field.
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 05:47:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
3Mike Baxter
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Clayton Richard
7Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Edwin Jackson
8Zac Rosscup
9Travis Wood