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Strop uninjured after crash

2014-11-29 08:25
Pedro Strop (Supplied)
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Santa Domingo - Chicago Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop was involved in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic but was not injured, officials said on Friday.

The 29-year-old was driving an SUV when he crashed through a wall late Wednesday along a road southwest of the capital of Santo Domingo.

"We've talked with Pedro's family, and they've told us he's doing well and resting at home," Juan Mercado, general assistant manager of the Cibao Giants winter league team, told The Associated Press.

The cause of the crash is not clear. Strop was traveling with a friend identified as Yeudy Delgado, who also was not injured, officials said.

Video captured shortly after the crash shows the hood of a white Range Rover completely crumpled after the SUV apparently broke through a cinderblock wall along with another car.

It was the third crash within a month involving a Dominican baseball player.

Ronald Guzman, a prospect with the Texas Rangers, was involved in a fatal accident on Tuesday in which a 27-year-old man died. On Oct. 26, St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend died in a crash. Police said he was driving with a blood alcohol level was more than five times the legal limit.

Several other players have died in the past two decades in car crashes in the Dominican Republic, which has the second-highest traffic-related death rate in the world, with nearly 42 deaths per 100,000 people.

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