Cubs place Pedro Strop on DL

Updated: May 7, 2014, 7:05 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs placed relief pitcher Pedro Strop on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a left groin strain that should keep him out of the lineup for several weeks.

Strop injured himself while working out several days ago but tried to pitch through the pain. He left Tuesday night's game because of the injury after just 1/3 inning. He gave up three runs on three hits to the Chicago White Sox in a 5-1 loss.

Manager Rick Renteria was asked if it was a good idea that Strop pitch while not 100 percent.

"I didn't think it was an issue, quite frankly," Renteria said. "He had been working. All indications were he was fine."

The Cubs recalled left Zac Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa to take Strop's place. It's Rosscup's third time with the Cubs this year. He's thrown 2 2/3 scoreless innings.

Jesse Rogers | email

Chicago Cubs beat reporter
Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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