The Cubs signed Strop to a minor league contract in the offseason, and the righty is now in line for his 2nd MLB stint with the organization. Strop temporarily left the Cubs to sign up with the division-rival Reds in free firm entering the 2020 project, but he tossed a simple 2 1/3 innings before Cincinnati designated him for task.
The Cubs have positioned three members of their bullpen– right-handers Jason Adam, Brandon Workman and Dan Winkler– on the COVID-19 hurt list, Robert Murray of FanSided was among those to report. The move came “out of abundance of caution” after bullpen coach Chris Young evaluated positive for COVID-19. To take the pitchers locations, the Cubs remembered fellow hurlers Brad Wieck and Justin Steele, and they selected Pedro Strops contract, per Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com.
Its unclear how much time Adam, Workman and Winkler will miss out on, but all 3 are quarantining away from the club, Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweets. The Cubs have actually gotten a combined 11 1/3 innings from Adam, Workman and Winkler this season. Adam has been the most effective of the three, having actually quit one made run and struck out seven hitters in 3 2/3 innings. Worker has surrendered 3 runs (two earned) over 3 2/3 frames, but he has totaled five strikeouts. Winkler has actually yielded one ER on two hits and started out 5 throughout 4 innings, though he has succeeded despite strolling a batter per nine.