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Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop’s car stolen from garage in Gold Coast

Pedro Strop prepares to throw a pitch during a bullpen session at the Under Armour Performance Center, the Spring Training home of the Chicago Cubs, in Mesa, AZ. | John Antonoff/For the Sun-Times

Chicago Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop’s car was stolen out of his garage Wednesday in the Gold Coast.

Chicago police said a 33-year-old man saw surveillance footage of a male stealing his 2018 Hyundai Genesis about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday from his garage in the 300 block of East Ohio Street.

The Chicago Cubs confirmed that the victim of the theft was Strop, but did not provide further details.

Strop told ESPN that he was still speaking with police about the theft when he had to leave to make it to Wednesday’s game against the L.A. Dodgers.

“I was still giving them my information in the fourth inning, and I told them, ‘I have to go. I might have to pitch,'” Strop said. He ended up recorded the save to seal a 7-6 victory for the Cubs.

Later that day, officers attempted to stop the car in the 7100 block of South State Street in Park Manor on the South Side for committing a traffic violation, police said. The car took off and was then found about 2:40 p.m. crashed into a parked vehicle in the 7100 block of South Vincennes Avenue .

The car was found unoccupied and no one is in custody, police said. No injuries were reported and the car has since been impounded.

The 300 block of East Ohio Street | Google Maps
The 300 block of East Ohio Street | Google Maps

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