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?