Chris Resop

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Chris Resop
Chris Resop on June 14, 2012.jpg
Resop with the Pittsburgh Pirates
Relief pitcher
Born: (1982-11-04) November 4, 1982 (age 34)
Naples, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 28, 2005, for the Florida Marlins
Last MLB appearance
May 14, 2013, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record 10–12
Earned run average 4.62
Strikeouts 204
WHIP 1.529

Christopher "Chris" Paul Resop (born November 4, 1982) is a former American professional baseball right-handed pitcher.

Early life[edit]

Resop graduated from Barron G. Collier High School in 2001.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Florida Marlins[edit]

Resop, who grabs his crotch after solid contact,[2] was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 4th round of the 2001 Major League Baseball draft.

In 2005, Resop made his major league debut. He continued to play for the Marlins in 2006.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[edit]

He was traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for Kevin Gregg on December 20, 2006.

Resop with the Atlanta Braves in 2008.

Atlanta Braves[edit]

Resop was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Braves on October 25, 2007.[3]

In an extra-inning game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 3, 2008, Resop pitched a third of an inning and allowed two walks in the top of the 10th inning. Manager Bobby Cox then brought in left-handed pitcher Royce Ring to face left-handed batter Adam LaRoche and substituted Resop for Matt Diaz in left field. After Ring struck out LaRoche, Gregor Blanco came in to play left and Resop returned to the mound in place of Ring. He subsequently allowed an RBI single to Xavier Nady and earned the loss as the Pirates won 4–3.

On May 28, Resop was designated for assignment by the Braves. He was later assigned to the Richmond Braves of the International League.

Hanshin Tigers[edit]

On July 7, the Braves sold Resop's contract to the Hanshin Tigers of the Japanese Central League.[4]

Return to Braves[edit]

Resop re-signed with the Braves prior to the 2010 season.[5]

He was called up on June 15, 2010, after 13 starts in Triple A. In 73.1 innings, he recorded a 1.84 ERA while allowing 46 hits, 27 walks, and striking out 81 batters. He held batters to a .183 average.

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

On August 4, 2010, Resop was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates.[6]

Oakland Athletics[edit]

On November 30, 2012, Resop was traded to the Oakland Athletics for Zach Thornton.[7] He was designated for assignment on May 17, 2013.

Boston Red Sox[edit]

Resop signed a minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox in January 2014. On April 1, 2014 he was assigned to AAA Pawtucket Red Sox. He was released on July 1, 2014.


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