Right-hander Chris Resop was claimed by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday, ending his short stay in his second go-around with the Braves.
Resop had earned a mid-June call-up from Triple-A Gwinnett and a shot in the Braves bullpen but strained his oblique muscle warming up for his only appearance. He gave up five runs in two relief innings that day (June 15) against Tampa.
The Braves had requested outright waivers and sent him back to Triple-A as he came back off the disabled list Monday. Even if he had cleared waivers, he could have declared for free agency.
Outfielder Brent Clevlen cleared waivers and was sent outright to Gwinnett. Clevlen had been designated for assignment Saturday when the Braves recalled Gregor Blanco and ultimately traded him to Kansas City in the five-player deal that brought Rick Ankiel to the Braves.