Pedro Strop
RP CHC
2 months ago

Strop, who pitched a scoreless inning in his return from the DL on Friday, hopes to make three or four appearances before the postseason, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Strop should be a valuable part of the Cubs' bullpen in the postseason, likely covering the seventh or eighth inning in high-leverage situations. He might vulture a save in the last week of the regular season with the team resting many regulars.

Pedro Strop
RP CHC
2 months ago

Strop (knee) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Strop will return to the Cubs bullpen prior to Friday's afternoon tilt with the Cardinals. The right-hander is expected to pitch in five games prior to the start of the postseason, so he figures to get plenty of high-leverage work with the season winding down.

Pedro Strop
RP CHC
2 months ago

Strop (knee) threw a simulated game Tuesday and expects to return to the bullpen Friday, Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports.

EDGE Analysis

Strop has been sidelined since early August with this knee issue, but the reliever is reportedly "game-ready". As long as everything goes as planned, the right-hander is expected to resume his high-leverage role in the Cubs bullpen and appear in five games prior to the postseason.

Pedro Strop
RP CHC
3 months ago

Strop (knee) threw a bullpen session Thursday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

A groin strain delayed Strop's recovery from left knee surgery, but he cleared a major hurdle Thursday with his first bullpen session. He said it went "fine" and he may get back onto elevated ground for more work this weekend. The Cubs are probably just focused on getting Strop back for the postseason, but it appears he has a chance to return for the final week or so of the regular season.

Pedro Strop
RP CHC
3 months ago

Strop (knee) strained his right groin Thursday, which will delay his recovery from left knee surgery, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Strop threw a bullpen session earlier in the week and was though to be nearing a return from an August 11 arthroscopic procedure on his knee. This latest news is expected to delay his return by roughly two weeks, but it's far from a devastating setback for the right-hander, who's still anticipating pitching out of the bullpen later in the month, prior to the postseason.

Pedro Strop
RP CHC
3 months ago

Strop (knee) threw a bullpen session Monday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Strop threw a 25 pitches Monday and said he felt good after doing so. There's yet to be word regarding when Strop will begin a rehab assignment, but initial reports indicated he'd take four-to-six weeks to recover, making it likely he'll return by mid-September. Before being placed on the DL, Strop had built a 2.89 ERA and 0.89 WHIP over 43.2 innings of action.

Pedro Strop
RP CHC
3 months ago

Strop (knee) has resumed jogging, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Now two weeks removed from undergoing an arthroscopic procedure, Strop has been cleared for some light running and should be able to gradually ramp up his activity from here. He was handed a four-to-six week estimated recovery timetable after having the knee scoped.

Pedro Strop
RP CHC
4 months ago

Strop underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee Thursday and is expected to miss four-to-six weeks, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although tests revealed a torn meniscus for Strop, his knee ligaments were found to be intact and it sounds like the Cubs are optimistic they'll have Strop available for the postseason at least. Justin Grimm has been recalled to replace Strop on the active roster, while Joe Smith figures to move up in the bullpen hierarchy to take on more high-leverage work in front of closer Aroldis Chapman.

Pedro Strop
RP CHC
4 months ago

Strop exited Wednesday's game with a left knee injury and will undergo an MRI on Thursday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Strop faced just one batter (allowed a hit) before exiting the contest in favor of Travis Wood. The team should update his status after receiving the results of the test, but Joe Smith is expected to take on a bigger role should Strop miss extended time.

Pedro Strop
RP CHC
4 months ago

Strop left Wednesday's game against the Angels with a left leg injury, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Strop took over for Jason Hammel in the eighth inning, but was forced out early. He was replaced by Travis Wood. Strop had given up one hit, and had yet to record an out prior to his exit. Expect an update on his status when more information is made available.