6 years ago

Pedro Strop has moved into the primary setup role for the Orioles.

Strop was claimed off waivers from the Rangers at the beginning of the month and has yet to allow a run in 8 2/3 innings with the O's, sporting an 11/2 K/BB ratio over that time. "I feel comfortable because they are giving me the confidence," Strop said. "They are trusting me, and so that's why I feel comfortable. If they are trusting in me, I have to trust in myself." With the Orioles having an unsettled ninth inning situation for the future, it's possible the hard-thrower could eventually get a look at closer.