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46 Pedro Strop RP
Height/Weight: 6-1/220 | Birthdate: 6/13/1985 | Birthplace: San Cristobal, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: No College | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $502,500 | Owned/Started%: 4/2 | Average Draft Position: 267.52
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Pedro Strop saddled with loss


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Cubs reliever Pedro Strop allowed the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning of Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Nationals, falling to 1-4 on the season. Strop entered a 1-1 game and gave up a walk and two hits, including Ryan Zimmerman's RBI single. He struck out one in the 19-pitch inning.

Strop's ERA rose to 3.03.


Pedro Strop picks up first win Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop earned his first win of the year Tuesday after tossing a 1-2-3 eighth inning in his team's 2-1 win over the Red Sox.

Strop (1-3) needed just nine pitches to retire the Red Sox in order before his offense came through with the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning. He's strung together 11 scoreless outings to lower his ERA to 2.93 to go along with a 30:!5 K:BB ratio in 27 2/3 innings.


Pedro Strop hit with blown save, loss Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Cubs reliever Pedro Strop was charged with a blown save and the loss Sunday afternoon against the Marlins.

Strop surrendered a sacrifice fly and allowed another run to score on a wild pitch in the eighth inning. He was charged with two earned runs on one hit and two walks while striking out two over one inning of a 4-3 defeat. He owns a 4.58 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP in 17 2/3 innings of relief.


Pedro Strop picks up first save since DL stint


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Cubs reliever Pedro Strop needed just 10 pitches to retire the side in order on Saturday, securing a 5-2 win over the Marlins and the save.

Strop picked up his first save since being reinstated from the disabled list last week. He has two on the year. He owns a 3.78 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP in 16 2/3 innings of relief.


Pedro Strop activated from disabled list Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Cubs reliever Pedro Strop has been activated from the disabled list Friday.

Strop has been dealing with a strained groin. He was expected to go on a rehab assignment, but that may no longer be the case. Hector Rondon was placed on the paternity list in order to make room for Strop. 


Pedro Strop close to rehab assignment


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop is getting close to being sent on a rehab assignment, MLB.com reports.

Strop has been on the disabled list since May 7 due to a strained groin. He is currently rehabbing at the team's spring-training complex in Arizona.


Pedro Strop moving to spring-training facility for rehab


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) Cubs reliever Pedro Strop will move his rehab to the team's spring training facility in Ariz., early next week, reports MLB.com Friday.

Strop, who has been out since May 7 with a strained left groin, will begin working out, though it is not clear when he is expected to return to game action. 


Pedro Strop out 3-4 weeks with groin strain


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) The Cubs announced reliever Pedro Strop will miss 3-4 weeks with a groin strain, per the Chicago Daily Herald. Strop was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.

Pedro Strop injures groin Tuesday, set for MRI Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop was removed from Tuesday's game against the White Sox after suffering a groin injury, ESPNChicago.com reports.

Strop gave up three earned runs on three hits and one walk while only recording one out in his team's 5-1 loss to the White Sox Tuesday. He'll undergo an MRI on the injured area Wednesday.


Pedro Strop unavailable Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) Cubs reliever Pedro Strop was not available for Thursday's game, according to ESPN.

Strop threw 31 innings during Wednesday's contest, and will not be used Thursday. Manager Rick Renteria reiterated Thursday that the team is still utilizing a closer by committee approach in the late innings. 


Cubs to use 'various options' in save situations


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2014) Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Sunday he will use Pedro Strop, Blake Parker, Hector Rondon and Justin Grimm in save situations after removing Jose Veras from the closer's role.

"They give me various options," Renteria said, per MLB.com. "You still have to put them in situations where they feel comfortable."


Pedro Strop takes loss Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop was charged with the loss Tuesday after giving up one earned run on two walks and striking out one for his only out in his team's 7-6 loss to the Pirates.

Strop (0-1) looked like a potential ninth-inning candidate after Jose Veras dealt with control issues over the first week, but it was Strop who couldn't find the strike zone Tuesday, throwing only six of his 14 pitches for strikes. He owns a 2.45 ERA and 4:2 K:BB ratio in 3 2/3 innings.


Pedro Strop closes out game Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) With closer Jose Veras getting the day off after throwing 38 pitches during Wednesday's 16-inning game, the Cubs turned to reliever Pedro Strop to close out Thursday's game against the Pirates. He got the job done in a 3-2 win.

Strop gave up a leadoff single to Neil Walker, but he got Gaby Sanchez to pop out on a bunt and then Tony Sanchez lined into a double play to end the game. Strop was involved in both plays, as he caught Gaby Sanchez's failed bunt attempt and snagged Tony Sanchez's liner before throwing to first base to double off Walker.

Strop has opened the season with three straight scoreless appearances, allowing two hits and striking out three in three innings.


Cubs, Pedro Strop agree to deal


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2014) The Cubs and pitcher Pedro Strop have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a deal, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Strop was eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason and is set to make $1.325 million in 2014, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. He went 2-5 with a 4.55 ERA and one save for the Cubs and Orioles last season and is expected to compete for the closing job going into 2014.


Cubs to have closer competition


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/27/2013) Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio told the Chicago Tribune that the closer's job for next season could come down to a competition between Pedro Strop and Hector Rondon. Strop finished out the 2013 season as the Cubs' setup man, while Rondon served in both middle relief and setup roles.

Strop went 2-5 with a 4.55 ERA and one save for the Cubs and Orioles, while as a rookie, Rondon was 2-1 with 4.77 ERA.


Pedro Strop looks great in first save chance


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2013) Cubs reliever Pedro Strop got his first chance to close Saturday, and he acquitted himself quit well in a 3-1 win over the Braves. Strop struck out the side on 16 pitches to pick up his first save of the season. 

Pedro Strop to close the rest of the year


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2013) Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop will be used as the team's closer the rest of the season, according to MLB.com.

Kevin Gregg will be utilized in a set up role moving forward. The team wants to see if Strop can handle the role, as he's under team control for multiple seasons. Strop has a 4.75 ERA in 53 innings. 


Pedro Strop could see more save chances


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2013) Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop could be in line for more save chances, according to MLB.com.

Manager Dale Sveum doesn't know who will close next year, and wants to see if Strop is capable of handling the job. Through 47 innings, Strop has a 4.60 ERA. 


Pedro Strop to be Cubs' closer in 2014?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2013) While Cubs closer Kevin Gregg checked out OK after getting hit by a line drive off the right shoulder Saturday against the Cardinals, manager Dale Sveum said Sunday he will use setup man Pedro Strop in save situations when Gregg is unavailable.

"There's no plans to put [Strop] there just to see him," Sveum said, per MLB.com.

Sveum said Strop could be a candidate to close games in 2014 since Gregg is only signed through this year, and Kyuji Fujikawa will be coming off Tommy John surgery and might not be available until the second half of the season. However, Sveum warned it's too soon to be looking at closer candidates for next year.

"He seems to be able to handle the eighth inning just fine," Sveum said Sunday. "[Naming the closer next year] is a long way away. Hopefully, you have seven closers out there."


Pedro Strop still a sleeper for saves


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/30/2013) Pedro Strop had compiled a 0.00 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 11.0 strikeouts per nine innings in his first 12 appearances with the Cubs after coming over from the Orioles in early July, earning him manager Dale Sveum's endorsement as the next in line to close if the Cubs traded Kevin Gregg.

And then came Monday night against Brewers, when he allowed five earned runs on three hits and one walk in one-third of an inning.

Well, whatever. He's still next in line to close, in all probability, just because the Cubs have no one else who fits the bill. Plus, if they've viewed him as a closer candidate all along -- and considering they traded for him, I'm guessing they have -- one bad outing wouldn't change their minds.

So yes, I still view Strop as a sleeper for saves, if not the best sleeper for saves considering the Cubs have no incentive whatsoever to hold on to Gregg.


Pedro Strop perfect to open Cubs career


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2013) Cubs reliever Pedro Strop worked a scoreless inning Saturday against San Francisco, his 11th scoreless outing in as many appearances as a Cub.

Strop has been working the eighth inning in the majority of his appearances, adding credence to the idea that he is the closer-in-waiting if the club decides to trade current closer Kevin Gregg. In 9 2/3 innings with Chicago, Strop has allowed just four hits and has 12 strikeouts against three walks. Despite the excellence, his full-season numbers are still brutal: a 5.06 ERA with 18 walks in 32 innings.


Pedro Strop an option to close if Cubs trade Kevin Gregg


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2013) Pedro Strop would be "one of the higher candidates" to close should the Cubs choose to trade Kevin Gregg, manager Dale Sveum told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Strop posted a brutal 7.25 ERA with Baltimore but hasn't allowed a run in eight appearances for Chicago. He excelled in a set-up role for Baltimore last year, as he posted a 2.44 ERA in 66 1/3 innings.


Pedro Strop pitching well since changing leagues


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2013) Cubs reliever Pedro Strop has thus far made a seamless transition from the AL to the NL since his acquisition from Baltimore in early July. Strop hasn't allowed a run in seven relief appearances (six innings).

He has allowed two hits and two walks, while striking out seven since donning a Cubs' uniform. He's managed to lower his ERA from 7.25 to 5.72. He also has one hold with Chicago.


Cubs add a pair of bullpen arms


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2013) Cubs relievers Pedro Strop and Matt Guerrier were added to the active roster Wednesday, after Chris Rusin was optioned to Triple-A and Shawn Camp was designated for assignment.

Strop and Guerrier are expected to be available for Wednesday's game against the Athletics, one day after each was acquired in a pair of trades. 


Are save opportunities in Pedro Strop's future?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/2/2013) Pedro Strop was the Orioles' primary setup man last year, and in terms of pure stuff, he seems perfectly capable of closing. Unfortunately, he's one of those walks-a-million types, which means the Cubs just landed themselves a cheaper version of Carlos Marmol.

Maybe they think Strop is a little more redeemable than Marmol -- and to be fair, he issued only one walk in June. Of course, he also allowed six earned runs, giving him an 11.57 ERA for the month and a 7.25 mark for the season. True, his back has bothered him at times this year, but he was also shaky over the final two months last year, posting a 5.12 ERA with 15 walks in 19 1/3 innings.

So even though the Cubs' acquisition of Strop seems to give them a clear fallback option at closer for when they inevitably trade Kevin Gregg, I don't think it's an open-and-shut case. I still think Blake Parker has as much of a shot as anybody.