Cubs confirm pitcher Pedro Strop involved in car accident

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The Cubs confirmed Thursday night that reliever Pedro Strop has been involved in a car accident.

Via email, team spokesman Peter Chase confirmed that Strop was in an accident but “initial reports are encouraging” and that “by all accounts thus far he is doing fine all things considered.”

El Nuevo Diario reported that Strop and a companion were in a multicar accident in the Dominican Republic after leaving a party. Per the article, a car hit a wall and a photo of an automobile allegedly involved in the accident circulated on Twitter on Thursday night.

It is unclear who was driving.

An Instagram account that has Pedro Strop as the user’s name includes multiple pictures of a car that resembles the one in the photos that were on Twitter.

Below is the report translated via Google Translate:

Strop, 29, was born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic. He was traded to the Cubs in July 2013 and was 2-4 with a 2.21 earned-run average this year.

Twitter: @BrianSandalow

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