Chris Resop agrees to 1-year deal

The Pirates and reliever Chris Resop have agreed to a 1-year deal worth $850,000, which will allow the two sides to avoid going to arbitration.

Resop, 29, posted a 4.39 ERA over 69 2/3 innings of relief last season. He struck out 79 batters and walked 30 while posting an xFIP of 3.53 (thus making it look like he suffered from some bad luck).

This looks to be a pretty team friendly deal as Tim Williams from Pirates Prospects estimated Resop to make $1.1 million this season. Resop won’t have to compete much for a job in the bullpen as he really already has one locked up barring some catastrophe.