The Pirates acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Zach Thornton from
the Oakland Athletics organization in exchange for right-handed pitcher Chris Resop. They also got minor league right-handed pitcher Jhondaniel Medina
from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for infielder Yamaico Navarro.
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 [...]
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: May 19, 1988
Drafted: 23rd round, 695th overall, 2010 (Athletics)
How Acquired: Trade from Athletics (for Chris Resop)
College: University of Oregon (Eugene)
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Thornton was considered one of the top pitching prospects in...
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...
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November 30, 2012