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A's, Resop avoid arbitration

Right-hander Chris Resop and the Oakland A's agreed to a one-year, $1.35 million deal, avoiding arbitration. Resop was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates in November in exchange for minor league right-hander Zach Thornton. He could be a key member of Oakland's bullpen, particularly with right-hander Jim Miller recently claimed off waivers by the Yankees. Resop, 30,...
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January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Right-hander Resop reaches one-year deal with A's

Right-hander Chris Resop has agreed to a $1.35 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics. The team announced the deal Thursday. Resop joined the AL West champion A's in a Nov. 30 trade with Pittsburgh, sending minor league right-hander Zach Thornton to the Pirates. Resop went 1-4 with one save and a 3.91 ERA in 61 relief appearances with Pittsburgh last year. He...
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January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Give Resop To Billy Beane

In another cost cutting move the Pirates traded reliever Chris Resop to the Oakland Athletics for 24 year old, A-ball reliever Zach Thornton.  Thornton was drafted out of college by the A’s and has spent three years in the minors, making it to AA last year for the first time where he pitched 3.0 innings [...]
Via This Is Getting Old
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

A's get RHP Resop from Pirates for RHP Thornton

The Oakland Athletics have acquired right-hander Chris Resop from the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league right-hander Zach Thornton. The A's also announced Friday that they will not offer a contract to outfielder Jermaine Mitchell. A move to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Resop will be announced later. Resop was 1-4 with one save and a 3.91 ERA in 61 relief appearances...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates Trade Yamaico Navarro and Chris Resop

Chris Resop has been traded to the Athletics. The Pittsburgh Pirates have made two trades, dealing Yamaico Navarro and Chris Resop in separate deals, both announced by a team press release. They dealt Navarro to the Orioles for Jhondaniel Medina, and dealt Resop to the Athletics for Zach Thornton. Medina has pitched as high as short-season A-ball, although he only had four innings...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Chris Resop agrees to 1-year deal

The Pirates and reliever Chris Resop have agreed to a 1-year deal worth $850,000, which will allow the two sides to avoid going to arbitration. Resop, 29, posted a 4.39 ERA over 69 2/3 innings of relief last season. He struck out 79 batters and walked 30 while posting an xFIP of 3.53 (thus making it look like he suffered from some bad luck). This looks to be a pretty team friendly...
Via North Side Notch
January 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Resop, Pirates agree to a one-year deal

Relief pitcher Chris Resop and the Pirates agreed on Friday to a one-year contract, worth $850,000. Resop made $431,500 last year, in going 5-4 with a 4.39 ERA. He also had 79 strikeouts, 30 walks and a 1.48 WHIP as the Pirates finished 72-90. Resop and Pittsburgh surprisingly contended in the National League Central for most of the season before running out of gas late, finishing...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Resop family raising money for cancer research

A hospital visit in Pittsburgh last season left Pirates reliever Chris Resop searching for ways to use his standing as a public figure to assist other children battling cancer. His wife, Kara, suggested that they initiate some fundraising efforts to raise money for children's cancer research. That idea has since taken off.
January 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Interviews from Piratefest – Clint Barmes and Chris Resop

Thanks to the efforts of Brian Warecki (Sr. Director of Communications for the Pirates) and Tom Smith from Rumbunter, some of the main blogs and online magazines were able to interview some Pirate players and front office people on Friday night at Piratefest. Joining Matt Bandi and I were Charlie and Vlad from Bucs Dugout, Tom from Rumbunter, Jon from The McEffect, and Brian from...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Pirates tender contracts to Jones, Resop, all others

The Bucs tendered contracts to Joel Hanrahan, Charlie Morton, Chris Resop, Jeff Karstens, Evan Meek, and Garrett Jones ahead of the midnight deadline. They will all be back with the team next season. So will Jason Grilli, who agreed to a $1.1 million deal. The Bucs also tendered a contract to the newly acquired Casey McGehee, who is arbitration eligible.  If you missed it, McGehee...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss
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