September 13, 2018
Chicago Cubs – Closer Pedro Strop was injured Thursday trying to beat out a throw at first base. ESPN’s Buster Olney says based on his reaction, it looks like a left hamstring injury. If that diagnosis is correct, it’s a tough blow to the Cubs, who will now turn to a committee of Steve Cishek, CJ Edwards and Justin Wilson, who all have picked up late-inning holds lately. Don’t sleep on Jesse Chavez, though, who has three saves in the second half. Regular closer Brandon Morrow expects to be back before the end of the season, though what his role will be isn’t clear yet.
Updated hierarchy: *Cishek | Edwards | Wilson
* = closer-by-committee