Cubs, Pedro Strop Avoid Arbitration With $5.5-Million Deal

(CBS) The Cubs and right-handed reliever Pedro Strop have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.5-million deal, according to reports.

The 31-year-old Strop has been a key piece of Chicago’s bullpen for several seasons, and he registered a 2.85 ERA in 54 appearances in 2016.

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