Pirates Agree To Terms With Chris Resop, Avoid Arb

The Pirates have agreed to a one-year, $850K deal with reliever Chris Resop, allowing them to avoid arbitration with the right-hander, reports The Associated Press.  Resop, 29, posted a 4.39 ERA, a 10.2 K/9 rate and a 9.4 H/9 rate in 76 appearances with Pittsburgh last season, though advanced stats such as xFIP (3.53) and BABIP (.344) suggest Resop was a bit unlucky.

Resop is the second Pirate to avoid arbitration this winter, after Jason Grilli.  The Pirates still have six other arb-eligible players, according to the MLBTR Arbitration Tracker.

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