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Pedro Strop | Relief Pitcher | #46

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / UDFA / COL
Contract: view contract details

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Pedro Strop tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings Friday versus the Pirates to record his first save of the season.
Brandon Morrow was unavailable after pitching the previous two days, so Strop was called upon to get the last four outs. He gave up a leadoff single to Colin Moran in the ninth inning but rebounded to retire the next three batters with the help of a diving catch by Ian Happ to end the game. On most days Strop is third in line at best for saves with the Cubs, but Carl Edwards Jr. (shoulder) was also unavailable. Jun 8 - 6:07 PM

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Pedro Strop pitched a scoreless inning Tuesday against Boston in his return from a strained calf.

It looks like Strop will be on the Opening Day roster despite missing most of the month. He'll help set up for Brandon Morrow.
Mar 27 - 4:14 PM

Pedro Strop (calf) is expected to pitch on Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Strop has been slowed this spring due to a left calf injury, but he said he's feeling fine. Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Sunday that he wants to see him make one more appearance this spring before deciding whether he'll begin the season on the active roster, so we should know more about his status soon.
Mar 26 - 2:51 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon told reporters that he wants to see Pedro Strop (calf) make one more Cactus League appearance before deciding whether he'll be on the Opening Day roster.

Strop has battled a calf injury all spring and just recently returned back to live games. The Cubs could place the reliever on the 10-day disabled list to allow him to get a bit more work in at extended spring training or on a minor league rehab assignment. When healthy, Strop is expected to work in the middle innings for the Cubs as a bridge to new closer Brandon Morrow.
Mar 25 - 2:41 PM

Pedro Strop (calf) worked an 18-pitch inning in a minor league game Monday.

Strop is now set to make his Cactus League debut on Thursday. He's been slowed this spring by a left calf injury but could be ready for Opening Day. The 32-year-old setup man registered a 2.83 ERA, 1.177 WHIP, and 65/26 K/BB ratio in 60 1/3 innings last season for the Cubs.
Mar 19 - 4:19 PM

Pedro Strop (calf) said Wednesday that he is close to making his Cactus League debut.

Strop has been slowed by a left calf injury for the last couple of weeks, but there's still a possibility the 32-year-old setup man could be ready for Opening Day. He registered a nice 2.83 ERA, 1.177 WHIP, and 65/26 K/BB ratio across 60 1/3 innings last season out of the Chicago bullpen.
Mar 14 - 12:05 PM

Pedro Strop is dealing with a sore left calf.

It's not a serious concern for now, but Strop has yet to appear in a Cactus League game and the Cubs are keeping him away from mound work for the time being. This will be something to monitor over the next few weeks.
Mar 1 - 12:38 PM

Cubs signed RHP Pedro Strop to a one-year, $5.85 million contract extension with a $6.25 million club option for 2019.

The two sides avoided arbitration earlier this month with a one-year, $5.5 million contract, and they've now tacked on one and potentially two more years. Strop had been slated to hit free agency next winter. The 31-year-old has been excellent since arriving in Chicago at the 2013 trade deadline, posting a 2.68 ERA with 254 strikeouts across 211 1/3 relief innings. He'll again be a setup man for the Cubs in 2017.
Fri, Feb 24, 2017 12:47:00 PM

Cubs and RHP Pedro Strop avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.5 million contract.

Strop requested $6 million while the Cubs offered $4.6 million when arbitration figures were exchanged last month. It's a slight raise for Strop, who earned $4.4 million in 2016. The 31-year-old has been a reliable middle reliever for Chicago, contributing 70 holds to go with a 2.65 ERA over his last three seasons. The Cubs have yet to go to arbitration with a player since Theo Epstein took over as President of Baseball Operations in 2011.
Sat, Feb 11, 2017 07:58:00 PM

Pedro Strop requested $6 million and was offered $4.6 million by the Cubs when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

While the two sides are considerably far apart, it wouldn't be surprising to see them meet somewhere in the middle before actually heading to arbitration. has him projected to earn $5.5 million through arbitration, which is near the mid-point. The 31-year-old registered a 2.85 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 11.4 K/9 for the World Champion Cubs in 2016.
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 07:16:00 PM

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

Strop has been on the shelf since undergoing arthroscpic surgery on his left knee in mid-August, and he also had a setback with a strained groin. He's ready to go now, though, and should return to a setup role in short order.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 12:09:00 PM

Pedro Strop (knee, groin) made it through a successful 20-pitch simulated game on Tuesday.

Strop declared himself game-ready after the workout and said he expects to be activated from the disabled list ahead of Friday's series opener against the Cardinals. The setup man has been sidelined since mid-August with a knee injury and he strained his groin while rehabbing. Strop had a 2.89 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, and 56/13 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings before landing on the DL.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 05:37:00 PM

Pedro Strop (knee, groin) is expected to pitch in a simulated game in the next few days.

Strop underwent arthroscpic surgery on his left knee in mid-August and suffered a groin strain while rehabbing. He's ramping things up, but it's unclear if he'll be able to make an appearance before the playoffs.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 06:26:00 PM

Pedro Strop (knee, groin) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Thursday.

He'll throw another bullpen session on Sunday and could be activated after that. Strop is coming back from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and also from a groin strain that he suffered while rehabbing.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 09:08:00 AM

Pedro Strop (knee) strained his groin while working out on Wednesday and will be out until late September.

Strop had been slated to return from knee surgery in mid-September, but now he has a new injury to rehab. It's obviously not the ideal way to come down the stretch of the regular season, but he should be OK late in the year and in the playoff if he can avoid another setback.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 05:31:00 PM

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R1Brandon Morrow
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Steve Cishek
4Pedro Strop
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6Brian Duensing
7Randy Rosario
8Eddie Butler
9Anthony Bass
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