The current Chicago Cubs closer is Hector Rondon.



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Cubs
Rondon
1.68 WHIP, 8.6 K/9 2013/2571
Strop
1.43 WHIP, 8.2 K/9 0/0
Grimm
1.00 WHIP, 11.3 K/9 2013/3153
Wood LHP
1.54 WHIP, 8.2 K/9 0/0
Alvarez
1.37 WHIP, 13.1 K/9 /0
Warren
1.66 WHIP, 0.0 K/9 2013/2965
Cahill
0.66 WHIP, 6.0 K/9 0/0

Chicago Cubs Bullpen Details

Hector Rondon blossomed into one of baseball's best relievers down the stretch last season, giving him a pretty firm grip on the job moving forward, with Pedro Strop (right) and Rex Brothers (left) forming a late-inning setup combo behind him. Justin Grimm, the most closer-like of the bunch, also lurks.

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Hector Rondon blossomed into one of baseball's best relievers down the stretch last season, giving him a pretty firm grip on the job moving forward, with Pedro Strop (right) and Rex Brothers (left) forming a late-inning setup combo behind him. Justin Grimm, the most closer-like of the bunch, also lurks.


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Recent Pitching Results
Date Outing IP BF ER H K BB
3/23/2017 Pugliese at ARZ 1.0 4 1 1 0 1 BS
Edwards Jr. at ARZ 0.2 3 0 0 1 1
Smith at ARZ 0.1 1 0 0 1 0
Uehara at ARZ 1.0 6 1 2 2 1
Duensing at ARZ 1.0 4 0 1 0 0 BS
Arrieta at ARZ 5.0 23 3 8 4 1
3/22/2017 Zastryzny at CIN 0.2 3 0 2 0 0
Williams at CIN 3.1 17 5 5 1 1 L
3/20/2017 Mills at COL 2.0 13 2 4 1 2
Uehara at COL 1.0 3 0 0 2 0 HD
Davis at COL 1.0 4 0 1 2 0 HD
Grimm at COL 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 HD
Hendricks at COL 4.2 20 2 6 4 0 W
3/19/2017 Rollins vs KC 1.0 3 0 0 1 0
Henderson vs KC 0.2 5 1 2 1 1
Anderson vs KC 3.1 14 3 3 3 1
Edwards Jr. vs KC 1.0 3 0 0 0 0
Montgomery vs KC 3.0 14 2 2 5 1 L
3/18/2017 Floro vs JPN 1.0 3 0 0 1 0 SV
Beeler vs JPN 1.0 7 3 4 0 0
Strop vs JPN 1.0 4 0 1 1 0
Davis vs JPN 1.0 3 0 0 1 0
Lackey vs JPN 5.0 18 1 3 3 1 W
McNeil at MLW 1.0 3 0 1 0 0
Brooks at MLW 2.0 12 3 6 4 0
Johnson at MLW 1.0 5 0 1 3 1
Rosario at MLW 1.0 7 2 3 1 1
Pena at MLW 1.0 8 0 3 0 2
Buchanan at MLW 2.0 12 4 6 2 0 L
3/17/2017 Williams at CHW 2.0 10 2 3 1 1
Perez at CHW 1.0 4 0 0 0 1
Edwards Jr. at CHW 1.0 4 0 0 1 1
Zastryzny at CHW 3.0 11 0 3 0 0 HD
Uehara at CHW 1.0 5 1 3 0 0 W
Underwood Jr. at CHW 1.0 4 0 1 0 0
3/16/2017 Smith at LAD 2.0 8 0 2 2 1 SV
Henderson at LAD 1.0 3 0 0 1 0 HD
Rollins at LAD 1.0 3 0 0 1 0 HD
Grimm at LAD 1.0 4 0 0 1 1 HD
Butler at LAD 4.0 14 0 1 4 0 W
3/15/2017 Frankoff vs ARZ 2.0 12 3 5 1 1
Edwards Jr. vs ARZ 1.0 6 1 3 1 0 BS, L
Strop vs ARZ 1.0 3 0 0 2 0 HD
Davis vs ARZ 1.0 4 0 1 1 1 HD
Hendricks vs ARZ 4.0 18 2 5 5 0
3/14/2017 Rosario vs MLW 1.0 6 1 1 0 2 BS
Johnson vs MLW 1.0 4 0 0 3 1 HD
Pena vs MLW 1.0 3 0 0 2 0 HD
Montgomery vs MLW 3.0 16 2 6 2 1 HD
Anderson vs MLW 3.0 15 2 6 3 1
3/13/2017 Medina at SD 1.0 3 0 0 2 0 SV
Brooks at SD 2.0 10 0 3 2 1 HD
Rollins at SD 0.2 2 0 0 1 0 HD
Buchanan at SD 2.1 9 0 3 1 0 HD
Lackey at SD 3.0 14 1 3 1 1 W
3/12/2017 Pugliese at OAK 1.0 5 0 2 0 1
Wagner at OAK 1.0 3 0 0 1 0
Zastryzny at OAK 0.0 6 4 3 0 3 BS, L
Perez at OAK 1.0 7 4 3 1 1
Grimm at OAK 1.0 3 0 0 1 0
Uehara at OAK 1.0 5 0 2 0 0
Arrieta at OAK 3.0 12 1 0 5 3
3/11/2017 Butler vs COL 2.0 6 0 0 0 0 W
Smith vs COL 1.0 3 0 0 1 0
Edwards Jr. vs COL 1.0 5 0 0 1 1
Rondon vs COL 1.0 4 1 1 1 0
Strop vs COL 1.0 4 0 1 0 0
Lester vs COL 3.0 15 1 4 4 1
3/10/2017 Cleto at SEA 0.1 5 3 3 0 1 BS, L
Berg at SEA 1.1 8 2 4 2 0
Floro at SEA 0.2 6 4 4 0 0
Frankoff at SEA 3.0 14 2 6 1 0
Hendricks at SEA 3.0 10 0 1 4 0
3/9/2017 Pugliese vs SEA 0.2 2 0 0 1 0
Duensing vs SEA 0.1 7 4 5 0 1 BS, L
Rollins vs SEA 1.0 4 0 2 1 0
Grimm vs SEA 1.0 3 0 0 2 0
Uehara vs SEA 1.0 4 0 0 2 1
Davis vs SEA 1.0 6 1 2 2 1
Anderson vs SEA 2.0 10 2 5 1 0


Performances marked in red are especially poor.

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