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Who will close in Pedro Strop’s absence?

The Cubs are going to have to get creative.

This article is not intended to belabor the decision Joe Maddon made to allow Pedro Strop to bat in the 10th inning Thursday in Washington. It’s a defensible decision; it came out in the worst possible way with an injury to Strop.

What happens now, Joe?

Strop will get MRI but expects to miss at least a couple weeks. Maddon doesn’t know who will close in his place.

— Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) September 14, 2018

So the Cubs will need a closer for at least “a couple of weeks,” according to that. Who’s the best choice to do that? They could try to accelerate Brandon Morrow‘s comeback, but as there were reports that his velocity was only in the 90-91 range during his last sim game, that might not be the best idea.

The Cubs do have relievers who have served as closers before, in addition to a couple of others who might be able to take over that role temporarily. Here’s a look at them.

Justin Wilson

Wilson closed for the Tigers for much of 2017 before he was traded to the Cubs, with 13 saves in 15 opportunities. …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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