Braves Unlikely To Trade Chris Resop

The Braves aren't going to trade righty Chris Resop before his Tuesday opt-out date unless they get an "amazing return," tweets Ken Rosenthal of They will instead call him up to work out of the bullpen, maintaining their depth.

Resop, 27, has been a revelation as a starter in Triple-A this year, posting a 1.84 ERA and 9.9 K/9 in 13 starts (73.1 innings). He spent last season pitching in Japan, and prior to that he was strictly a reliever in his pro career, which included stints with the Marlins, Angels, and Braves. Resop would have been able to opt out of his contract tomorrow if he had not been called up the bigs, and interest would have been plentiful if he hit the open market.

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