Cubs pitcher has car stolen in Streeterville

Pedro Strop | MLB

Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop told reporters that his car was stolen in Chicago yesterday—and he was still dealing with the matter as the team started playing the Dodgers at Wrigley Field.

“I was still giving them my information in the fourth inning,” Strop said. “I told them, ‘I have to go. I might have to pitch.'”

Chicago police this morning confirmed that a “33-year-old man” reported his 2018 Hyundai Genesis stolen around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of East Ohio—a high-rise neighborhood near Navy Pier. CPD does not identify crime victims by name.

The victim told police that surveillance footage showed an unknown man taking the vehicle.

Hours later, police found Strop’s car in the 7100 block of South State and tried to pull it over for a traffic violation. Instead, the unknown driver sped off. Cops later found the Hyundai unoccupied and crashed into a parked vehicle in the 7100 block of South Vincennes around 2:40 p.m., police said.

No one is in custody.

All’s well that ends well, though. Strop closed last night’s 7-6 Cubs win, getting his third save of the season.

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