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Friday, November 28, 2014

Cubs Injury Update: Pedro Strop 'doing fine' after car accident (photo)

By on 11/28/2014 11:45:00 AM

UPDATE: According to's Carrie Muskat, Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop needed stitches in his left arm, but he is "doing fine" after crashing his car in a two-car collision in the Dominican Republic. He has returned home.

ORIGINAL:'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.

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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