Kevin Gregg sorry for criticizing Cubs

Updated: September 21, 2013, 12:51 AM ET
By Bruce Levine and Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Cubs closer Kevin Gregg threw down the gauntlet Friday but later apologized after criticizing team president Theo Epstein.

After taking the loss earlier in the day against the Braves, Gregg said he believed Epstein sent a message through manager Dale Sveum when Sveum placed Pedro Strop in the closer's role for the rest of the season.

"The game didn't unfold the way I wanted it to, but from what they told me over the past few days it makes it difficult to play anyways, ...

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