Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:50:25 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Pedro Strop was activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday, Sept. 23.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:56:25 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Pedro Strop (knee) pitched a simulated game Tuesday, Sept. 20, and is set to be activated from the disabled list on Friday, Sept. 23.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 15:47:17 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Pedro Strop (knee, groin) strained his groin while working out Wednesday, August 31. He's looking at two more weeks of rehab on top of his previous injury.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:34:34 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Pedro Strop (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, August 11.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 21:36:30 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Pedro Strop (knee) will have an MRI on his left knee Thursday, Aug. 11. He was injured Wednesday, Aug. 10, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 11:46:10 -0800
Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta is expected to be tendered a contract by the deadline Wednesday, Dec. 2. SP Travis Wood, RPs Pedro Strop, Hector Rondon, Justin Grimm, Ryan Cook and Rex Brothers and OF Chris Coghlan are also expected to be tendered. Arrieta will be a free agent after the 2017 season, and the Cubs are interested in a long-term deal.
Fantasy Tip: After Arrieta's Cy Young season in 2015, he'll surely be very expensive in fantasy baseball drafts next spring. He has now risen to the elite level of starting pitchers, and you'll have to spend an early round pick to secure him.
Fri, 17 Jul 2015 20:25:14 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Pedro Strop took the loss against the Atlanta Braves Friday, July 17, allowing two runs on two hits and walking two.
Fantasy Tip: Strop blew a save in his final appearance before the All-Star break, and he took the loss Friday. Strop has seen an occasional save chance this season, but Jason Motte and Hector Rondon are the two players to own in Chicago's messy bullpen situation.
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:43:54 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Jason Motte earned his second save of the season over the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, June 22, but he allowed a run on two hits (one home run) in an inning of work. Both RPs Pedro Strop and Hector Rondon pitched scoreless innings before Motte was used.
Fantasy Tip: Joe Maddon is clearly going with a closer-by-committee right now that includes Rondon, Motte and Strop, and you should consider them fantasy-relevant in that order. Rafael Soriano's presence on the major league roster after the All-Star break could further complicate the picture.
Mon, 08 Jun 2015 10:15:55 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Pedro Strop, who secured the save over the Washington Nationals Saturday, June 6, was unavailable to pitch in a save situation Sunday, June 7, so RP Jason Motte recorded the save. RP Hector Rondon has temporarily been removed from the closer role by manager Joe Maddon, and he pitched the "less stressful" eighth inning Sunday. "I'll just wait till that day," said Maddon, who more than once employed a closer-by-committee approach while managing in Tampa Bay. "I'm not opposed to that method, either." Motte said he's comfortable pitching in any role, and after a year removed from Tommy John surgery, he's throwing harder than ever before.
Fantasy Tip: Closer-by-committees are always hard to judge for fantasy owners trying to nail down saves. Rondon should be kept in all leagues, since Maddon seems open to handing the job back to him. However, both Strop and Motte deserve attention from those scrounging for saves in all formats, too, with Strop probably more deserving as your first target.
Mon, 08 Jun 2015 07:57:10 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Hector Rondon is no longer the team's designated closer as manager Joe Maddon said the last three innings were no longer defined. RPs Pedro Strop and Jason Motte recorded saves over the weekend.
Fantasy Tip: If Rondon is being given a breather, Strop has better stuff than Motte. Motte has never regained the upper-90's gas he had before Tommy John surgery and is hittable. Pick up Strop if you're save speculating.