Through little fault of his own, Kevin Gregg is out as the Chicago Cubs' closer for the rest of the season. Taking his place is 28-year-old righty Pedro Strop, who has pitched well in a setup role and now essentially gets to audition for the Cubs' closer job in 2014.
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