And the hits just keep on coming for the Chicago Cubs. Pedro Strop left Tuesday night’s game in the ninth inning with an apparent injury. After making the second pitch of the at bat to Alejandro De Aza, Welington Castillo noticed something was wrong with Strop and motioned to the bench as he made his way to the mound. After a conversation with trainer Ed Halbur and Rick Renteria, Strop left the game.
Reports after the 5-1 loss to the White Sox indicated Strop has been dealing with a groin injury for the last five days. Strop will have an MRI on Wednesday to determine the severity of the injury. Strop said the injury occurred in the weight room doing lunge drills.
Pedro Strop has been receiving treatment and thought he could pitch through the injury … and avoid the disabled list.
The Sun-Times reported that Strop is likely headed to the disabled list with a strained groin. Strop told the Sun-Times, he couldn’t throw his slider on Tuesday and the White Sox were sitting on his sinker.
Pedro Strop has either been very good or very bad this season. There does not seem to be an in between for Strop. In 15 games this season, Strop has allowed 10 runs, seven earned, on 11 hits with eight walks and 15 strikeouts (12 2/3 innings). All 10 runs have scored in four appearances.
If Pedro Strop is placed on the disabled list, the Cubs could recall either RHP Blake Parker or LHP Zac Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa to take his spot on the active roster.
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