Pedro Strop Being Held Away from Cubs After Violating COVID-19 Protocols

It seems Jose Ramirez and Franmil Reyes were not alone in their extracurricular activities in violation of the COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

Unfortunately, Cubs reliever Pedro Strop was with them, too:

Like I said with the Cleveland duo, you can understand the desire to live life at a human level, but the rules are in place for very good reasons. Violating them as Strop did can put other players and personnel in jeopardy. And if it happened later this month, it could also put parts of the regular season in jeopardy. You just can’t do it. And this is very disappointing.

It’s all the more disappointing given how beloved Strop is, and how he’s trying to win a job in the bullpen. This won’t help that cause, because he’ll now miss time, and it’s because he broke the rules that helped the Cubs be the only club in all of 2020 that didn’t have a single positive COVID-19 test starting with summer camp. Clearly the organization takes this stuff very seriously.

We’ll see what Strop says upon his return, and hopefully – at a health level – everything turns out fine on this.

The team’s gonna get a message in the meantime:

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Brett Taylor is the Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and on LinkedIn here. Brett is also the founder of Bleacher Nation, which opened up shop in 2008 as an independent blog about the Chicago Cubs. Later growing to incorporate coverage of other Chicago sports, Bleacher Nation is now one of the largest regional sports blogs on the web.

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