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Pedro Strop | Relief Pitcher | #46

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / UDFA / COL
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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

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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

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