Pedro rejoins the Cubs after pitching for the Reds in 2020…pitched for Chicago from 2013-19, and is the only pitcher in franchise history with at least five seasons of 50-plus games and a sub-3.00 ERA …his 411 games pitched for the Cubs rank sixth-most in franchise history...With Chicago, is 21-24 with 29 saves, 120 holds and a 2.90 ERA (120 ER/373.0 IP) in 411 relief appearances …has struck out 425 batters and walked 147 with the Cubs…his 120 holds are a franchise mark...Agreed to a 2018 contract extension with a club option for 2019 on February 24, 2017...signed with the Reds in February of 2020...Was originally acquired by Chicago from Baltimore in a four-player deal, July 2, 2013...Has gone 1-0 with a 1.86 ERA (4 ER/19.1 IP) in 22 postseason appearances with the Orioles (2012) and Cubs (2015-18)…his 20 postseason appearances with the Cubs are the most in team history...Owns the fourth-lowest opponent batting average ever at Wrigley Field (.188)…only Carlos Marmol (.182), Jake Arrieta (.185) and Sandy Koufax (.187) have posted better marks...Has pitched in all or parts of 12 major league seasons with Texas (2009-11), Baltimore (2011-13), the Cubs (2013-19) and the Reds (2020), posting 153 holds, 32 saves and a 3.22 ERA (180 ER/503.2 IP) in 559 relief appearances...Pitched for the Dominican Republic in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, going 3-0 in six relief appearances … did not allow a run in 6.2 innings pitched (3 H, 0 BB, 7 SO)…Was named a Pacific Coast League All-Star with Triple-A Oklahoma City in 2010...Converted to a pitcher after batting .208 in 161 games as an infielder in Colorado’s organization from 2003-05...Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Colorado in 2002.
In his lone season with the Reds, made four relief appearances and pitched to a 3.86 ERA (1 ER/2.1 IP)…landed on the 10-day injured list with a right groin strain, Aug. 8…was reinstated from the I.L. and designated for assignment, Aug. 26...Was released by Cincinnati, Aug. 31…signed a minor league contract with the Cubs, Sept. 5…declared free agency, Nov. 1.
Despite 2 stints on the disabled list made 50 apps for the Cubs and finished second on the staff with 10 saves...Was disabled with a left hamstring strain (5/7-6/4) and with left neck tightness (7/27-8/6)...On 4/5 at Mil recorded the 500th strikeout of his career (Hernán Pérez)...On 8/30 vs Mil made his 400th career apps with the Cubs...Following the season became a free agent...on 2/5/20 was signed by the Reds to a 1-year contract through the 2020 season.
Pedro notched a career-best six wins and 13 saves in 60 relief outings, posting a 2.26 ERA (15 ER/59.2 IP) ... his regular season was cut short after suffering an injured left hamstring, September 13 at Washington ... Stranded 19 of 25 inherited runners and retired the first batter faced in 47 of his 60 appearances ... Went 3-0 with 12 saves and a 1.59 ERA (5 ER/28.1 IP) in his final 29 outings beginning June 27 ... received the majority of the save opportunities with Brandon Morrow on the disabled list ... Had a 1.42 ERA (4 ER/25.1 IP) in the ninth inning ... was 13-for-17 in save opportunities ... of his four blown saves, only one was in a ninth inning save situation (August 24 vs. Cincinnati), and the Cubs won that game in 10 innings ... Limited opponents to a .179 average (38-for-212), including a .155 mark (20-for-129) by right-handed batters ... Led Cubs relievers (min. 30 games) in WHIP (0.99), opponents batting average and opponents on-base percentage (.268) ... Held the opponent scoreless in 52 of 60 outings and allowed two or more runs in only four games ... Pitched a career-high 2.0 innings on three occasions: May 5 at St. Louis, June 19 vs. the Dodgers and August 19 at Pittsburgh ... Notched his first save of the season June 8 vs. Pittsburgh ... was his first save since September 19, 2015 vs. the Cardinals ... Earned the win in his final outing of the regular season, September 13 at Washington, allowing just one hit in 1.2-scoreless innings ... suffered a left hamstring strain while running to first base after batting in the top of the 10th inning ... Returned to pitch a scoreless inning (1 H, 2 SO) in the N.L. Wild Card Game, October 2 vs. the Rockies.
Pedro went 5-4 with a 2.83 ERA (19 ER/60.1 IP) in 69 games ... became the first relief pitcher in franchise history to record an ERA under 3.00 in fourconsecutive seasons ... stranded 27 of 40 inherited runners and retired 50 of 69 first batters faced... Tied Carl Edwards Jr. for the team lead in wins as a reliever (five) ... the five wins tied a career-high (also, 2012 with Baltimore)... Limited opponents to a .206 average ... opponents' BABIP was .273, his highest mark since joining the Cubs ... opposing hitters recorded a .243 BABIP from his Cubs debut through the end of the 2016 season... Pitched 1.1-perfect innings of relief, August 11 at Arizona, to become the first pitcher in franchise history with 100-career holds... Did not allow an earned run in 16-straight games from June 26-August 7 (14.2 IP, 1 unearned run) ... limited opponents to a .122 average (6-for-49) during that span ... held his opponents scoreless in his final 13 outings, August 29-September 30 (10.2 IP)... Posted a 0.79 ERA (3 ER/34.1 IP) in 41 Cubs wins compared to a 5.54 ERA (16 ER/26.0 IP) in 28 Cubs losses... Pitched nine games on zero days of rest, holding his opponent scoreless in all nine outings ... posted a 2.01 ERA (9/40.1 IP) when pitching on two or fewer days rest ... had a 6.43 ERA (10 ER/14.0 IP) when on at least three days of rest... Logged a clean 0.00 ERA in two months, July (11 G, 10.2 IP, 1 UER, 4 H, 4 BB, 9 SO) and September (12 G, 9.2 IP, 7 H, 5 BB, 11 SO)... Appeared in five postseason games, allowing just one run on one hit in 5.1 innings of work ... walked three and struck out one batter.
Pedro posted a sub-3.00 ERA for the third-straight season, going 2-2 with 21 holds and a 2.85 ERA (15 ER/47.1 IP) in 54 games pitched ... recorded at least one strikeout in 41 of his 54 appearances ... did not allow a run in 44 outings ... Posted a 0.89 WHIP, a career-best mark and the second-best among N.L. relievers, trailing only the Dodgers' Kenley Jansen (0.67) ... also led all Cubs relievers and ranked among N.L. relievers in opponents average (4th, .163), OBP (6th, .246), slugging (8th, .271) and OPS (5th, .517) ... Joins Neil Ramirez in 2014 as the only Cubs pitchers in franchise history to appear in at least 50 games, while allowing fewer than 30 hits ... Lefties batted just .143 (8-for-56), while righties hit at a .173 clip (19-for-110) ... Appeared in eight playoff games with a 3.18 ERA (2 ER/5.2 IP) and a 1.06 WHIP ... Was placed on the disabled list, August 11, with a left meniscus tear suffered while fielding a groundball, August 10 vs. the Angels ... was activated, September 23, and made four outings before the end of the season, allowing one run in 3.2 innings ... Went 1-1 with a 1.78 ERA (5 ER/25.1 IP) in 25 games on the road, compared to 1-1 with a 4.09 ERA (10 ER/22.0 IP) in 29 home contests ... his .120 opponent average on the road led all pitchers with at least 20 road outings ... Allowed just six hits in 46 at-bats (.130 average) against the first batter he faced, the fifth-lowest average in the N.L. (min. 30 appearances) ... Pitched a season-high 2.0 innings, May 18 at Milwaukee ... allowed one hit and one walk, while striking out a season-high tying three batters ... Made his first-career appearance at a position other than pitcher, June 28 at Cincinnati, playing 1.0 inning in left field in the Cubs 7-2, 15-inning win ... Tossed 2.0 scoreless innings in three World Series appearances.
Pedro Strop posted a 2.91 ERA (22 ER/68.0 IP) in a career-high 76 relief appearances, his third-straight season with the Cubs with a sub-3.00 ERA … also set career marks in innings pitched, strikeouts (81) and WHIP (1.00). Led all Cubs relievers in games pitched, strikeouts, opponent average (.167), holds (28) and hits per nine innings (5.16). Among National League relievers, ranked second in opponent average and hits per nine innings, tied for third in holds, tied for fifth in games pitched and ninth in strikeouts. His .167 opponent average was the best by a Cubs reliever since Carlos Marmol (.147) in 2010 … his 28 holds were the most by a Cubs reliever since Sean Marshall posted 34 holds in 2011. Closed the season with a 0.96 ERA (1 ER/9.1 IP) in his final 10 outings beginning September 11 at Philadelphia. Registered three saves: May 23 at Arizona, June 6 at Washington and September 19 vs. St. Louis … retired the side in order in each of those three outings. Struck out a career-high tying four batters in 1.2 innings, July 22 at Cincinnati … allowed no hits and walked two in the Cubs 6-5 victory. Collected 10 holds and allowed no runs in a 13-outing stretch, July 19-August 14 … struck out 17 batters in 13.0 innings in that span. Held righties to a .156 average (23-for-147) and lefties to a .186 mark (16-for-86) … opponents had just a .227 batting average on balls in play, his lowest-career mark. Posted a 1.35 ERA (3 ER/20.0 IP) in 22 outings on one day's rest compared to a 3.63 ERA (9 ER/22.1 IP) on no days rest. Did not allow a run in 63 of his 76 appearances (82.9%). Opponents batted just .084 (11-for-131) with two strikes. Pitched in six post-season games, recording a 1.80 ERA (1 ER/5.0 IP), walking one and striking out six.
Pedro posted a 1.25 ERA (6 ER/43.1 IP) in his final 45 relief appearances from June 10 through season's end...All told, went 2-4 with two saves, 21 holds and a 2.21 ERA (15 ER/61.0 IP) in 65 games for the Cubs...Limited opponents to a .187 batting average (40-for-214)...Right-handed batters hit .169 (22-for-130)...Retired 49 of 65 first batters faced...Stranded 10 of 12 inherited runners...His 21 holds led the Cubs...With 71 strikeouts in 61.0 innings, averaged 10.5 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched ... walked 25...Posted a 1.57 ERA (5 ER/28.2 IP) in 30 road games...Had a 2.78 ERA (10 ER/32.1 IP) in 35 home games...Had a 1.76 ERA (6 ER/30.2 IP) in 33 games against N.L. Central opponents...His 1.23 ERA (4 ER/29.1 IP) in 30 outings following the All-Star break was second-lowest among N.L. relievers with at least 30 games ... Washington's Drew Storen had a 1.03 ERA...Posted a 1.95 ERA (6 ER/27.2 IP) in 30 games pitching on one day of rest...Placed on the 15-day disabled list, May 7, with a left groin strain ... activated on May 30...Appeared in his 200th career game, June 7 vs. Miami, tossing a scoreless inning...Struck out at least one batter in 11-straight outings, July 4-August 2 (15 strikeouts in 11.2 innings)...Tossed 11.0-scoreless innings, June 10-July 4...Walked four and struck out 12 in 12 outings during the run...Tied a career high with 2.0 scoreless innings, July 29 vs. Colorado.
Pedro began the season with Baltimore and was acquired by the Cubs, July 2, in a four-player deal with Baltimore ... went 2-2 with 14 holds, one save and a 2.83 ERA (11 ER/35.0 IP) in 37 games with Chicago.... Combined to go 2-5 with 17 holds, one save and a 4.55 ERA (29 ER/57.1 IP) in 66 relief appearances with Baltimore and Chicago ... walked 26 and struck out 66... Allowed just one home run in his final 42 games starting June 17 between Baltimore and Chicago, spanning 38.1 innings and 140 at-bats... His 0.94 WHIP with Chicago was sixth-lowest among N.L. relief pitchers from July 4 through the end of the season (min. 35.0 IP)... Held the opposition scoreless in 32 of his 37 relief outings with the Cubs... With Chicago, walked 11 and struck out 42... Stranded all nine of his inherited runners while with Chicago ... on the season, stranded 16 of 26... Recorded a 0.68 ERA (1 ER/13.1 IP) in 12 August relief appearances... Started his Cubs career by turning in 12 scoreless appearances, covering 10.2 innings, July 4-28 … had a win and five holds, and allowed only eight baserunners in that stretch... Tied his career high with 2.0 innings of relief work, August 4 vs. the Dodgers... Earned his first save as a Cub, September 21 vs. Atlanta … struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning of work... Began the season with Baltimore, going 0-3 with a 7.25 ERA (18 ER/22.1 IP) in 29 outings... Was on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain, May 25-June 8... Pitched for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic, going 3-0 in six relief appearances ... did not allow a run in 6.2 innings pitched, allowing three hits, walking none and striking out seven.
Made the Opening Day roster and spent the majority of the season as the O's primary 8th inning set-up man … Set career-highs in W (5), G (70), SV (3), IP (66.1), K (58) … Had 24 holds and posted a 2.44 ERA (66.1IP, 18ER) in 70 appearances … Had scoreless streaks of 13 games (4/24-5/22; 14.2IP) and 17 games (7/5-8/15; 16.1IP) … Posted a 1.67 ERA (37.2IP, 7ER) in 36 games before the All-Star break and a 3.45 mark (28.2IP, 11ER) in 34 appearances in the second half … Posted an 8.38 ERA (9.2IP, 9ER, 10BB, 10K) in his final 15 games, beginning 8/27...Led AL relievers with 37BB … Pitched to a 0.59 ERA (30.1IP, 2ER) in 33 games on zero or one day of rest and a 4.00 ERA (36.0IP, 16ER) in his other 37 games … Earned first career saves this season: 4/24 & 25 vs. TOR and 5/18 @WAS...Struck out career-high 4, 4/22 vs. LAA … Made two scoreless appearances in the ALDS vs. NYY, picking up the win in G4 (2.0IP)
Claimed off waivers from TEX, September 1 … Went 2-0 with a 0.73 ERA (12.1IP, ER, 3BB, 12K) in 12 games for the O's … Did not allow a run in his first nine games with Baltimore, September 3-22 (8.2IP) … Made his O's debut, September 3 @TB … Collected first ML win, September 7 @NYY … Earned second win, September 24 @DET, tossing career-high 2.0 innings … Held lefties to a .105 average (2-19) and .348 OPS with the O's … Was 0-1 with a 3.72 ERA (9.2IP, 4ER) in 11 games for Texas, April 2-May 3 … Was 4-4 with 11 SV (13 opps) for AAA Round Rock in 39 games (3.59 ERA).
Had nothing but success at Triple-A last season, but it did not translate to the major leagues...the converted outfielder had no record with a 10.13 ERA (12 ER/10.2 IP) in 15 relief outings for Texas...big league opponents batted .362 (17-47) with two home runs, 11 walks and 11 strikeouts...had five stints with Texas: May 15, June 1-4, July 1-9, Aug. 14-17, and Sept. 1-end of season...allowed runs in six of 15 outings, season-high five runs in 1.1 innings on Aug. 17 at Tampa Bay...permitted a run in 4 straight, Sept. 11-27...was not on any of the Rangers' postseason rosters.
Combined to go 6-6, 5.06 (36 ER/64.0 IP) with 5 saves in 47 relief appearances for Frisco and Oklahoma City...opened the season with the RedHawks, producing a 10.61 ERA (11 ER/9.1 IP) in 8 games...earned save on April 23 vs. Omaha and win on April 30 against New Orleans...issued 6 runs in 2.0 innings in loss on May 3 vs. New Orleans and was assigned to Frisco the following day...tied for RoughRiders' team lead in appearances (36) and was third in saves (4)...allowed 11 runs in 5.1 innings in first 5 outings before posting a 2.74 ERA (14 ER/46.0 IP) in final 31 appearances...worked 11.1 scoreless innings in final 7 contests for Frisco with 2 wins and 2 saves...fanned season high 4 batters on June 22 vs. Midland...was promoted to Oklahoma City on Aug. 17 and did not allow a run in 3.1 innings over 3 games to extend his scoreless innings streak to 14.2 innings in 10 appearances...held opponents to a .122 (6-49) average in that span with 2 walks and 12 strikeouts...was purchased by Texas on Aug. 27 and issued runs in 3-of-7 relief appearances the rest of the year...retired all 3 batters faced in 8th inning in major league debut on August 28 at Minnesota, fanning Joe Mauer as first ML batter...permitted 4 runs in 1.0 innings in next outing on Aug. 31 vs. Toronto, then posted a 3.60 ERA (2 ER/5.0 IP) in final 5 games...worked exactly 1.0 inning in all 7 outings...fanned 9-of-30 total batters faced (30.0%) with 2 strikeouts 3 times...first batters were 0-for-6 with a walk and 4 strikeouts...left-handers were just 2-for-13 (.154) with no walks, and right-handers went 4-for-13 (.308) with 4 walks...had a 1.69 ERA in 5 appearances for Gigantes in Dominican Winter League.
Began season at Colorado's Tulsa (AA) club...posted a 2.57 ERA and converted all 3 save opportunities in seven appearances with the Drillers...did not allow a run in final 6 appearances (6.0 IP)...was placed on the disabled list April 22 with right elbow fracture and missed the rest of the season...was designated for assignment and taken off the Rockies' 40-man roster on September 12...was released by Colorado on September 23.
In his second full season as a pitcher, Strop posted a 5-2 record with a 4.28 ERA (54.2 ip, 26 er) in 48 relief appearances for the Single-A Modesto Nuts...he converted seven of nine save chances...struck out 75 batters compared to issuing just 29 walks...allowed just four home runs in 54.2 innings pitched...held opponents at a .215 (43-for-200) avg. against with lefties at .202 (17-for-84) and right-handers at .224 (26-for-116)…opponents hit just .175 (18-for-103) with the bases empty and .222 (14-for-63) with runners in scoring position...allowed just one earned run over his first eight games and 11.1 innings pitched (0.79 ERA)…struck out a season-best six batters over 2.0 innings of work on April 21 at Bakersfield...was unscored upon in 15 of 19 games from June 13-Aug. 3, during which he allowed just three earned runs in 21.1 innings (1.27 ERA) to drop season figure from 4.83 to 3.40...finished the season allowing six earned runs in 1.2 frames over his final two games...missed the final two weeks of the season with a right elbow strain...following the year was ranked by Baseball America as Colorado's ninth-best prospect...he was also ranked by the same publication as having the best slider in the Rockies' system.
Former infielder was converted to a pitcher in '06...combined to go 3-1 with a 3.42 ERA (26.1 ip, 10 er) in 22 relief appearances between Rookie-level Casper and Single-A Asheville...started season with Casper, blanking opponents in 8 of 11 games...earned first professional win on July 21 vs. Billings after tossing 2.0 scoreless innings...was transferred to Asheville on Aug. 3 and appeared in 11 games for the Tourists, blanking the opposition in eight of 11 contests...gave up season-high four earned runs in his second appearance on Aug. 5 vs. Delmarva.
Combined to bat .232 with three home runs and 25 RBI in 66 games between Asheville and Tri-City...started the season with Asheville, appearing in just four games before being transferred to Tri-City on June 1.
Hit .200 with three home runs and 20 RBI in 55 games with Tri-City...hit a pair of home runs on June 21 at Eugene...his averaged decreased ever month beginning with a .265 clip in June, .213 avg. in July, .164 in Aug. and .125 in Sept.
Hit safely in 14 of 22 games to begin the season at a .231 clip but hit just .111 over his final 20 contests to finish at .172.
Made professional debut with the Rockies' Dominican Summer League entry.