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Pedro Strop involved in serious car accident in the Dominican Republic

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Former Ranger reliever Pedro Strop was involved in a serious car accident in the Dominican Republic

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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:

Just a few minutes ago, Kaplan tweeted this update:

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.