Former Cubs reliever DFA'd by Reds
|Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 6:31 PM- -|
CINCINNATI — Former Chicago Cubs reliever and fan favorite Pedro Strop had his stint with the Cincinnati Reds cut short on Wednesday. Strop signed a one-year deal worth over $1.8 million in the offseason, but his Reds tenure proved to be short-lived.
Strop, 35, previously pitched for the Cubs from 2013-19 and, at times, served as a setup man and a closer for the North Siders. However, after going 2-5 with a 4.97 ERA in 2019, Strop was not re-signed by the Cubs and instead joined the rival Reds. Known for tilting his hat to the left while pitching, Strop was a favorite of Cubs fans and was also an integral part of the 2016 bullpen that helped the Cubs win the World Series.
As a Red, Strop pitched only 2 1/3 innings before going on the injured list with a groin strain earlier this month. The Reds activated the right-hander off the injured list on Wednesday and subsequently designated him for assignment to make room on their active rosteer, effectively ending Strop's Cincinnati tenure.
The #Reds today selected from the alternate training site the contract of IF Jose Garcia and optioned to the alternate site/added to the taxi squad OF Travis Jankowski. RHP Pedro Strop (right groin strain) was reinstated from the 10-day IL and was designated for assignment. pic.twitter.com/zALp3DY8WH— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) August 26, 2020