From the Wire: Cubs Activate Pedro Strop from DL, Place Hector Rondon on Paternity List

The Cubs activated RHP Pedro Strop from the 15-day DL on Friday. Strop was reportedly set to begin a rehab assignment in the near future on Thursday. The Cubs have decided to activate him instead. Strop has been on the disabled list since May 7 with a left groin strain.

The Cubs announced Friday that for the second time this week a reliever was being placed on the paternity list. Hector Rondon was added to the paternity list and will have three days to spend with his wife for the birth of their child. Wesley Wright was added to the paternity list on Tuesday for the last two games of the series in San Francisco.

Pedro Strop was 0-2 in 15 games before landing on the disabled list with a 4.97 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP (15 strikeouts, eight walks and 11 hits allowed in 12 2/3 innings).

Wesley Wright was activated on Thursday and will be with the team on Friday in Milwaukee for the first of the three-game series with the Brewers. Blake Parker was called up Tuesday to take Wright’s spot on the active roster and he was sent back down to Iowa on Thursday.

The Cubs will have to make another roster move prior to Tuesday’s opener against the Mets at Wrigley Field. Rondon can be out for up to three games by league rules.

Will Rick Renteria use Neil Ramirez, or Pedro Strop in the ninth if there is a save opportunity while Rondon is out, or will Jose Veras be given another shot with the game on the line?

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  • http://theboardridersuite.wordpress.com/ Theboardrider

    I’ll bet Veras gets the opportunity. He’s been better since he came back and that’s where the management hopes he’ll be.

    • Ripsnorter1

      Let’s check the stats on Mr. Veras. Yes indeed: he was signed by Team Theo to be our 2014 closer.

      9.53 ERA,…0 saves,….293 BAA…..488 slugging against him…..952 OPS allowed…

      This past 7 days: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER allowed….

      • http://theboardridersuite.wordpress.com/ Theboardrider

        Yep he has been bad. I believe he was signed to flip. Last year’s Veras would have been a great trade piece. Hopefully he can get I back. No reason to expect him not to. That injury may have played a part in his struggles.

        He’s got to close toget his value up. Maybe he’ll have a great month. He certainly has it in him. Kevin Gregg did it for us last year and I’d think Veras could be better than him.

    • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

      Just announced Neil Ramirez will close

  • JasonOfTheBurbs

    Well…at least Travis Henry isn’t in Cubs bullpen…apparently he had 11 kids by 10 different women. Which begs the question: is there a paternity leave limit? Per year? Per career? I think I have paternity leave, but it is unpaid, I think. I am guessing Rondon still gets paid.

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