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A's avoid arbitration with reliever Resop

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OAKLAND -- The A's agreed to terms on a one-year contract with right-hander Chris Resop on Thursday, avoiding arbitration.

The recently acquired Resop, reeled in via trade from Pittsburgh on Nov. 30, is reportedly set to make $1.35 million in 2013.

The 30-year-old righty only further deepens an already talented A's relief corps that includes the likes of Grant Balfour, Ryan Cook and Sean Doolittle. Resop tossed a career-high 73 2/3 innings for the Pirates last season, compiling a 3.91 ERA along the way.

The A's still have four players on their roster eligible for arbitration: Jerry Blevins, George Kottaras, Brandon Moss and Seth Smith. Teams and players submit arbitration salary figures on Jan. 18.

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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