According to a report out of the Dominican Republic, as well as Dave Kaplan, Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop was involved in a car accident last night in the DR. The severity isn’t yet entirely clear, but it was serious enough to be reported.
You can read the initial report in El Nuevo Diario here (Spanish), but it sounds like it was a two-car accident, and Strop was together with another person in the car. Dave Kaplan has more in his Twitter stream, including a picture that appears to be Strop’s car. I don’t like posting those kind of things, but you can check the stream if you’d like. The car looks to be in bad shape.
Kaplan most recently tweeted this, which is hopefully a good sign:
Report I just got on Pedro Strop is very encouraging. Sounds like he is going to be ok. I'll provide more details as I get them.
— David Kaplan (@thekapman) November 28, 2014
Hopefully Strop will, indeed, be OK. Whenever you hear about something like this, your first concern is just to know that the person is going to be all right. Everything else is secondary.
I’ve reached out to the Cubs for any additional information, and I’ll update you when I have more.
UPDATE: Although details are still coming in, a Cubs spokesperson indicated that the initial reports are encouraging, so everyone is hoping for the best. More as it becomes available.
UPDATE 2: The Cubs say they had a staff member visit with Strop today, and he’s doing fine. Apparently Strop’s only injury was a cut on his left arm, which required stitches. He’s now at home “doing fine and in great spirits.” Great to hear.