As Expected, Cubs Tender Contracts To 4 Key Pitchers Jake Arrieta, Hector Rondon, Pedro Strop and Justin Grimm remain under team control in 2017.
Cubs' Joe Maddon: Still 'A Little' Wiggle Room In Deciding Postseason Bullpen RolesSetup man Hector Rondon has struggled lately, giving up five runs in his past 1 1/3 innings.
Levine: Cubs' Pedro Strop Set For Friday ReturnStrop has been out more than five weeks with a meniscus tear and groin issue.
Hector Rondon Is Back For CubsPedro Strop is nearing a return as well, and the Cubs would like to get him five or so outings before the postseason.
Cubs' Pedro Strop Has Setback, Is Still Expected Back By Season's EndStrop has suffered a strained right groin while rehabbing his left knee after surgery.
Levine: Maddon Weighs Bullpen Options As Setup Man Strop RecoversWith Pedro Strop out with a torn meniscus, Joe Smith and Justin Grimm will get more opportunities.
Cubs' Pedro Strop Has Torn Meniscus, Will Miss 4-6 WeeksThe 31-year-old Strop has a 2.89 ERA and 0.89 WHIP this season in 50 appearances.
Levine: Cubs Run Winning Streak To 9, Hope Strop's Injury Is MinorChicago's starting staff has the lowest ERA in baseball at 2.91.
Baffoe: If You Hate Fun, You Hate The CubsThe Cubs enjoy winning too much to be stoic about it.
Levine: Some Frown Upon On-The-Field CelebrationDid Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop -- by exaggerating his body movements after striking out two White Sox hitters to end the eighth inning -- cross the line of baseball’s unwritten rules?
Watch: Bob Costas Rips Cubs' Pedo Strop For 'Atrocious Performance'It was a night to forget for Pedro Strop.
Grote: The Story Behind Pedro Strop's Crooked HatStrop has been fined before for his off-to-the-side hat, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon is cool with it.