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Pedro Strop | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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

Pedro Strop closed out the Cubs' 5-1 win on Monday, pitching a hitless ninth against the Diamondbacks.

Unfortunately, both of the Cubs' wins since Jose Veras lost his closing gig have been four-run affairs. Still, it's probably telling that Hector Rondon was the setup man and Strop was reserved for the ninth in both. Strop looks like the favorite for saves.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 12:04:00 AM

Pedro Strop picked up a save Thursday in the Cubs' 3-2 defeat of the Pirates at Pittsburgh's PNC Park.

Strop entered in the bottom of the ninth inning and was able to preserve Chicago's one-run lead after giving up a leadoff single to Pirates second baseman Neil Walker. Jose Veras threw 38 pitches in a blown save Wednesday, so he was unavailable for this one. Veras remains the Cubs' closer, but Strop is a good guy to stash in mixed and NL-only fantasy leagues.
Thu, Apr 3, 2014 03:36:00 PM

Pedro Strop pitched a perfect eighth in Wednesday's 7-5 loss to the Rockies.

Strop retired the Rockies in rapid-fire succession on three ground outs. The right-hander, acquired from the Orioles in July last season, is vying for save opportunities along with Jose Veras and Hector Rondon.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 06:44:00 PM

Cubs avoided arbitration with RHP Pedro Strop by agreeing to a one-year $1.325 million contract.

It's a bit more than the $1 million that MLB Trade Rumors had predicted that he would earn. The 28-year-old right-hander will compete with Jose Veras and Hector Rondon for save chances in 2014.
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 06:12:00 PM