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Pedro Strop is in his third full season with the Cubs after he was acquired from Baltimore in a four-player deal, July 2, 2013 … has pitched in all or parts of seven major league seasons with Texas (2009-11), Baltimore (2011-13) and the Cubs, and has posted a 13-18 record with 95 holds, nine saves and a 3.29 ERA (107 ER/292.1 IP) in 322 relief appearances. With 317 strikeouts in 292.1 major league innings, has averaged 9.76 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched ... has walked 142 batters. Has averaged 10.53 strikeouts per 9.0 innings since the start of the 2013 campaign (218 SO, 186.1 IP) ... has held opponents to a .188 average and allowed just 12 home runs in that span. Has posted a 2.63 ERA (48 ER/164.0 IP) in 178 relief appearances since joining Chicago ... has struck out 194 hitters in that stretch, good for an average of 10.65 strikeouts per 9.0 innings. w His 63 holds as a Cub rank fourth-most in franchise history ... Carlos Marmol holds the mark with 82 holds from 2006-13. Pitched for the Dominican Republic in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, going 3-0 in six relief appearances … did not allow a run in 6.2 innings pitched (3 H, 0 BB, 7 SO). In 2012, went 5-2 with three saves, 24 holds and a 2.44 ERA (18 ER/66.1 IP) in 70 relief appearances with Baltimore, at the time all single-season career bests. Allowed one run in 5.0 innings spanning six relief appearances in the 2015 postseason with Chicago ... appeared in two games for Baltimore in the 2012 ALDS vs. the Yankees, going 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER/2.1 IP) and two strikeouts. Was named a Pacific Coast League All-Star with Triple-A Oklahoma City in 2010. Spoke with Texas prospects during the organization's annual trip to the Rangers Dominican training academy in 2010. Following the 2007 season, was ranked by Baseball America as Colorado's ninth-best prospect. Converted to a pitcher after batting .208 in 161 games as an infielder in Colorado's organization from 2003-05. Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Colorado in 2002. © Played amateur baseball in his native San Cristobal, Dominican Republic.


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