Reds sign RHP Strop to one-year deal

The Cincinnati Reds signed free agent right-hander Pedro Strop to a one-year, $1.825 million contract, the team announced Wednesday.

Strop pitched in 50 games for the Chicago Cubs in 2019, posting a 2-5 record with 10 saves and a 4.97 ERA. He struck out 49 batters and walked 20 in 41 2/3 innings.

The 34-year-old recorded a 28-30 mark with a 3.21 ERA and 32 saves in 555 career appearances, all in relief, with the Texas Rangers (2009-11), Baltimore Orioles (2011-13) and Cubs (2013-19). He has 548 strikeouts in 501 1/3 innings.

Strop won a World Series championship with Chicago in 2016.

Strop joined the Cubs in a July 2013 trade with the Orioles that also brought right-hander Jake Arrieta to Chicago.

The Reds also announced Wednesday that they designated right-hander Sal Romano for assignment.

Romano, 26, posted a 1-0 record with two saves and a 7.71 ERA in 12 relief appearances last season.

--Field Level Media