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Pedro Strop | Relief Pitcher | #46

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / UDFA / COL
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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. Feb 24 - 12:47 PM
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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.
Feb 11 - 7:58 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. MLBTradeRumors.com 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.
Jan 13 - 7:16 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

Pedro Strop (knee) reported feeling good after throwing 25 pitches in a bullpen session on Monday.

Strop underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee two weeks ago, but is already making encouraging progress. The original expectation was that he'd miss 4-6 weeks, but he appears primed to beat that timetable.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 05:33:00 PM

Pedro Strop (knee) played catch from 60 feet on Wednesday.

Strop said after the throwing session that his right knee -- he underwent arthroscpic surgery on Friday -- felt good. He threw 30 pitches from 60 feet out. Until he is further along his rehab, it is unknown when he might return to action. The end of August isn't look likely at this point, but September might be a better bet for the veteran reliever.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 09:15:00 PM

Cubs placed RHP Pedro Strop on the 15-day disabled list with a torn meniscus in his left knee.

He'll undergo arthroscopic surgery on Friday and will miss 4-6 weeks. Strop's ligaments are still intact so the injury could have been worse. Justin Grimm has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa and will take Strop's spot on the active roster. Strop has had a strong year out of the Cubs' bullpen, contributing a 2.89 ERA over 50 appearances. Look for him to return in mid to late September.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 04:50:00 PM

Pedro Strop will undergo an MRI on his left knee after exiting Wednesday's win over the Angels.

Strop injured the knee while fielding an infield grounder in the eighth inning. He put almost no weight on his left leg when being helped off the field by trainers. Thursday's MRI should shed light on his immediate status moving forward, but given what we know a trip to the 15-day disabled list looks very possible.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 11:15:00 PM

Pedro Strop was helped off the field after suffering an apparent leg injury in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game against the Angels.

Strop suffered the leg injury while fielding an infield roller. He needed assistance to walk off the field and put little weight on his left leg as he exited the game. The Cubs should pass along an update on the exact nature of his injury in relatively short order.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 10:35:00 PM

Cubs and RHP Pedro Strop avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.4 million contract.

It's a bit less than the $4.7 million he was projected by MLBTradeRumors.com to earn in his second year of arbitration eligibility. Strop posted a 2.91 ERA with well over a strikeout per inning in 2015 and should be a good setup man again in 2016.
Fri, Jan 15, 2016 01:42:00 PM

Pedro Strop gave up a two-run homer in the ninth to blow a save and take a loss Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Strop was the closer du jour after Jason Motte pitched in both games of Tuesday's doubleheader. One could argue that Hector Rondon should have gotten the nod instead, but Rondon pitched a perfect eighth in front of him, and even if Rondon had closed, the Cubs still would have wanted Strop to get those three outs in the eighth. All this probably does is put Rondon back in line to pitch the ninth next time Motte is unavailable.
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 11:24:00 PM

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3Ali Solis
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
3Tommy La Stella
4Jemile Weeks
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Jon Jay
2Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
2Matt Szczur
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PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Kyle Hendricks
4John Lackey
5Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Koji Uehara
5Mike Montgomery
6Carl Edwards Jr.
7Justin Grimm
8Brian Duensing
9Caleb Smith
10Manny Parra
11Andury Acevedo
12Daniel Moskos
13Gerardo Concepcion