ORIGINAL: MLB.com's Carrie Muskat has announced that the Chicago Cubs have confirmed that reliever Pedro Strop was involved in a car accident in the Dominican Republic late Thursday night. Strop, though, has no initial signs of serious injury, but no further details are yet available.
#Cubs say Pedro Strop is fine after car accident in Dominican Thu night, which is amazing when you see his car. pic.twitter.com/w1ZkABA8N7
— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) November 28, 2014
Strop and a friend crashed into a wall, totaling Strop's car and another vehicle in the incident. No personal injuries are reported.
News like this can understandably grab attention and make fans, friends, and family think the worst. Only last month -- during the World Series, in fact -- St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend lost their lives in a car accident. Taveras was only 22. Fortunately, Strop not only survived, but he has no injuries known at this time.
Strop just completed the best season yet in his six-year career. In his second season with the Cubs, Strop was 2-4 with 2 S, 2.21 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 71 K, 25 BB, and 1.9 WAR in 61 innings spread over 61 appearances for the last-place Cubs.
The Cubs are very high on the 29-year-old hard-throwing Strop, who has a chance at one day becoming a legitimate closer.
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