Cubs reliever Pedro Strop, right

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Strop Out For Regular Season With Hamstring Strain

Pedro Strop suffered the strain running out a grounder in Thursday's game.

September 14, 2018 - 5:00 pm
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(670 The Score) The Cubs are losing reliever Pedro Strop, one of their most reliable bullpen members, for the stretch run of the regular season due to a hamstring strain.

Strop will miss the final two weeks of the regular season after an MRI confirmed he suffered a moderate strain in his left hamstring, the team confirmed to reporters Friday afternoon. Strop suffered the injury running out a groundball to first base in the 10th inning of a 4-3 win over the Nationals on Thursday.

The 33-year-old Strop has been an important presence for the Cubs in their bullpen, filling the void for injured closer Brandon Morrow. Strop has recorded 13 saves and is 6-1 with a 2.26 ERA in 59 2/3 innings of work this season.

The Cubs can hope to fill the void left by Strop with the return of Morrow, who could be back with the bullpen next week if all goes will with a weekend simulated game.

The Cubs and Reds open up a three-game series on Friday at Wrigley Field, with first pitch from left-hander Cole Hamels coming at 7:05 p.m. CT.