Thursday, October 25, 2007
Braves Claim Resop
The Atlanta Braves have claimed reliever Chris Resop from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Resop was the reliever the Angels acquired for Kevin Gregg in spring-training of this year. He only pitched 4.1 innings for LAA, surrendering a 4.15 ERA with 2 K's. The move also allowed the Braves to designate Chad Paronto, the 32-year old reliever who had a 3.57 ERA in 40.1 innings-pitched this season. On the downside, his WHIP on the year was a horrid 1.64.
I'm sure there will be many suitors for Paronto if he were to be a minor-league free-agent, and it looks like since he's still arbitration eligible, he won't be claimed by any club. It's in Atlanta's hands from here.