Pedro Strop, the former Texas Ranger pitcher who is now with the Chicago Cubs, was involved in a serious accident in the Dominican Republic today.
The photo of the vehicle looks bad:
Here is the car the Pedro Strop was in. Details are unclear. I'm efforting an update. pic.twitter.com/erByPXkxcf— David Kaplan (@thekapman) November 28, 2014
Just a few minutes ago, Kaplan tweeted this update:
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 be okay.
This is the third serious accident involving a baseball player in the Dominican Republic this offseason. Oscar Taveras was killed in a car accident in October, and earlier this week, Rangers minor league first baseman Ronald Guzman was involved in an accident where a motorcyclist was killed. The D.R. has the highest traffic accident fatality rate of any country.
UPDATE -- Strop is apparently uninjured, and his family says that he is at home and resting.