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Wright, Strop return; Rondon goes on paternity leave

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MILWAUKEE -- Reliever Wesley Wright was activated from paternity leave and rejoined the Cubs Friday in Milwaukee, but Hector Rondon was placed on leave to be with his wife, Keilin, for the birth of their first child.

Blake Parker, added Wednesday to take Wright's spot, was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Friday, and Pedro Strop was activated from the disabled list to take Rondon's spot.

Strop, 28, was placed on the disabled list on May 7 with a left groin strain. He was 0-2 with one save and a 4.97 ERA in 15 relief appearances.

Wright, 29, was placed on the paternity leave list on Tuesday for the birth of his daughter, Harlem Rose Wright. He is 0-1 with a 3.18 ERA in 18 relief appearances.

Rondon, 26, has been the Cubs' closer, and he was 6-for-7 in save situations.

Parker, 28, has spent the majority of the season with Iowa, turning in a 0.77 ERA with eight saves.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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