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Chris Resop | Relief Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (36) / 11/4/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 222
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Red Sox released RHP Chris Resop.
Resop posted a 4.42 ERA and 36/14 K/BB ratio in 38 2/3 innings at Triple-A Pawtucket. The 31-year-old right-handed reliever will try to latch on with a new organization. Tue, Jul 1, 2014 04:56:00 PM

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Red Sox signed RHP Chris Resop to a minor league contract.

Resop is coming off a year where he posted a 6.00 ERA and 13/10 K/BB ratio in 18 frames, which got him non-tendered by the A's. He'll provide some Triple-A depth for the Red Sox.
Fri, Feb 7, 2014 02:54:00 PM

Chris Resop has elected free agency.

Resop had been outrighted off Oakland's 40-man roster. The reliever was arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter, but the A's didn't have interest in tendering him a contract. He posted a 6.00 ERA and 13/10 K/BB ratio in 18 frames this season.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 01:46:00 PM

Athletics sent RHP Chris Resop outright to Triple-A Sacramento.

Resop was designated for assignment by Oakland last week and passed through waivers. The right-hander had a 6.00 ERA and 13/10 K/BB ratio in 18 frames with the A's.
Mon, May 20, 2013 03:02:00 PM

Athletics designated RHP Chris Resop for assignment.

Hideki Okajima has been called up from Triple-A Sacramento to replace him on the active roster. Resop has an ugly 6.00 ERA and 13/10 K/BB ratio over 18 innings this season. He's making $1.35 million, so it's likely he'll pass through waivers.
Fri, May 17, 2013 05:31:00 PM

Athletics and RHP Chris Resop avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.35 million contract.

Resop, who was acquired from the Pirates in the offseason, posted a 3.91 ERA and 46/24 K/BB ratio over 73 2/3 innings in 2012. A dependable middle reliever, he should be a welcomed addition to the Athletics' bullpen.
Wed, Jan 9, 2013 11:51:00 AM

Athletics acquired RHP Chris Resop from the Pirates for RHP Zach Thornton.

Resop, a dependable middle reliever, posted a 3.91 ERA and 46/24 K/BB ratio over 73 2/3 innings with the Pirates in 2012. He'll be a welcomed addition to an already strong A's bullpen.
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 07:37:00 PM

Pirates and RHP Chris Resop avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $850,000 contract.

Resop was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. The 29-year-old right-hander posted a 4.82 ERA and 79/30 K/BB ratio over 69 2/3 innings last season. He'll set-up for closer Joel Hanrahan again in 2012.
Fri, Jan 13, 2012 07:36:00 PM

Chris Resop has been moved to the long relief role.

Resop has given up nine earned runs in his past seven appearances, leading to the demotion. "We really don't have a long guy," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "For a couple innings, he's definitely capable of throwing two innings." Daniel McCutchen, who boasts a 0.53 ERA and 0.94 WHIP, will now move into a short relief role after serving as the long man.
Wed, May 18, 2011 10:34:00 AM

Chris Resop did not record an out in his relief appearance on Sunday, giving up three runs on three hits to the Astros.

Resop surrendered a home run, a single, and then a double before getting pulled. As a result, his ERA jumped from 2.76 to 4.41.
Mon, May 9, 2011 04:25:00 AM

Despite starting all 17 of his minor league games last season, Chris Resop will be in the bullpen in 2011.

Pirates president Frank Coonelly said, "we think that other players will grab the fifth spot in the rotation, and Chris gives us the best chance to win by pitching out of the bullpen." Resop was a dominant starter at Triple-A Gwinnett in 2010 before shifting to the bullpen after his August call-up to the majors. The versatile right-hander excelled in this role, too, posting a 1.89 ERA in 19 innings. He might not win many games for a team whose last winning record was in 1992, but he is expected to be a valuable middle reliever on the rebuilding Pirates.
Thu, Feb 3, 2011 01:24:00 AM

Chris Resop (elbow) threw an extended side session Sunday without any pain.

The expectation is that he will be available out of the bullpen Tuesday. Resop hasn't pitched since September 16 due to a tender right elbow.
Mon, Sep 27, 2010 06:40:00 PM

Chris Resop will pitch as a reliever next season.

Resop has enjoyed some success as a starter in the minor leagues but the Bucs prefer his skill set in the bullpen. He is sidelined currently with elbow tenderness and not expected to return before the end of 2010.
Mon, Sep 27, 2010 09:44:00 AM

GM Neal Huntington said that Chris Resop has "a little tenderness" in right elbow.

For now, rest is the only prescription. This almost surely means Resop's season is over. He pitched very well after landing in Pittsburgh in early August, boasting a 2.04 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 21 strikeouts over 17 2/3 innings.
Sun, Sep 26, 2010 01:00:00 PM

Pirates claimed RHP Chris Resop off waivers from the Braves.

Resop struggled in his lone appearance with the Braves this season, but he's been dynamite at Triple-A, posting a 2.06 ERA in 15 starts. There's a good chance the Pirates will add him to their roster shortly.
Wed, Aug 4, 2010 03:35:00 PM

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