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Pedro Strop is player to be named

Pedro Strop, a hard-throwing right-hander who has appeared in 25 games for the Texas Rangers in the past three seasons, is the player to be named later in Wednesday's deal that sent Michael Gonzalez to the Texas Rangers, according to an industry source.

The 26-year-old was 0-1 with a 3.72 ERA in 11 games with the Rangers, before being demoted in May. He has pitched with the Rangers in three seasons, compiling a 7.24 ERA in 33 big league games, walking 22 and striking out 29 in 27 1/3 innings.

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A reliever all his career, the Dominican Republic native posted a 3.59 ERA with 11 saves and a 4-4 record at Triple-A Round Rock this year.

The Orioles have not confirmed Strop's inclusion in the deal.

Strop, who throws in the mid-90s, was originally a shortstop signed by the Colorado Rockies. He converted to pitching in 2006 and was released by the Rockies organization in 2008 after missing most of the season with an elbow fracture.

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