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Strop Discusses Timeline on Return From Hamstring Injury

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By James Neveau

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Relief pitcher Pedro Strop #46 of the Chicago Cubs reacts after pitching against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on August 11, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Cubs defeated the Diamondbacks 8-3. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Chicago Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop told media on Friday that he will undergo an MRI on his left hamstring, and revealed his timetable for a potential return to the mound.

Strop, who was injured while running to first base in the Cubs’ win over the Washington Nationals Thursday, told reporters that he would be out for at least two weeks, and that his hamstring was sore after the play.

That timetable would likely mean that Strop would be returning right as the regular season concludes, but a more likely scenario would have him try to rest for a potential playoff appearance for the Cubs.

Strop has been filling in for Brandon Morrow as the team’s closer, and has a 2.26 ERA and 13 saves this season. In his absence, the Cubs will likely turn to Jesse Chavez and Justin Wilson, adopting more of a closer-by-committee approach to the back end of their bullpen.

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