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.
Walker Runs Shutout Streak To 18 Innings In Mariners' Win Over CubsStarlin Castro returned after dealing with a groin injury.
Pedro Strop, Cubs Reach $2.5M Deal To Avoid ArbitrationStrop posted a 2.21 ERA in 2014.
Strop Uninjured After Crash In Dominican RepublicThe 29-year-old was driving a pickup truck when he crashed against a wall late Wednesday along a road southwest of the capital of Santo Domingo.
Maddon: 'Not Into' Traditional Bullpen Book"I kind of like that freedom unless you have an absolute hammer at the end of the game," Cubs manager Joe Maddon says.
Wood Helps Cubs Beat Reds, 3-0Travis Wood pitched six innings of two-hit ball against his former team for his first win in two months.