Strop (hamstring) is optimistic he'll pitch in the final two games of the regular season, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. Strop suffered a left hamstring injury Thursday in extra innings, and although he was initially ruled out for the rest of the regular season, the 33-year-old believes otherwise. He's currently rehabbing in Arizona, and more updates on his progress should emerge as he nears a return to the mound.
Strop has a moderate left hamstring strain which will keep him out for the remainder of the regular season, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports. As confirmed by an MRI, Strop will end up missing a few weeks after injuring his hamstring while running to first base during Thursday's game against Washington. With the Brewers breathing down Chicago's neck for the NL Central crown, there's a chance the Cubs will need to play in the Wild-Card game Oct. 2, so Strop will be re-examined following the team's three-game set with St. Louis to close out the regular season to see if he'll be ready to take the mound again. In his absence, Justin Wilson, Steve Cishek, Brandon Kintzler and potentially Jesse Chavez could see work in the ninth inning as manager Joe Maddon looks for a steadying presence to close out games.
Strop (hamstring) is expected to miss a few weeks after suffering a hamstring injury in Thursday's game against the Nationals, Eddie Matz of ESPN.com reports. Strop is scheduled for an MRI on Friday, and although the severity of the injury is yet to be confirmed, the 33-year-old believes he'll need the next few weeks to rest and rehab before taking the hill again. The Cubs will likely turn to a closer-by-committee approach down the stretch of the season. Carl Edwards Jr., Steve Cishek, Justin Wilson and Brandon Kintzler are all candidates for save opportunities in that scenario.
Strop exited Thursday's game against the Nationals with left hamstring soreness, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports. Strop suffered the injury while running to first base, and the issue is expected to keep him out for a while according to manager Joe Maddon. The timetable for Strop's return is unclear, but his availability moving forward should be determined after undergoing further tests.
Strop appeared to injure his left hamstring while running to first base during Thursday's game against Washington, Buster Olney of ESPN reports. Strop batted for himself in the top of the 10th inning, and he injured himself while trying to beat the throw at first base after hitting a groundball. The severity of the injury has yet to be uncovered, but more news should emerge following the game.