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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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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. Aug 17 - 9:15 PM

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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.
Aug 11 - 4:50 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.
Aug 10 - 11:15 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.
Aug 10 - 10:35 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.
Jan 15 - 1:42 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

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.
Sun, Jun 7, 2015 08:21:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jun 6, 2015 03:06:00 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.
Sun, Apr 26, 2015 11:44:00 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.
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 11:47:00 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.
Thu, Feb 5, 2015 06:59:00 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.
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 10:42:00 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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
3David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Javier Baez
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
3Chris Coghlan
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
7Dallas Beeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Mike Montgomery
5Joe Smith
6Trevor Cahill
7Carl Edwards Jr.
8Travis Wood
9Justin Grimm
10Zac Rosscup
11Rob Zastryzny
12Felix Pena