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Resop called to Atlanta

LAWRENCEVILLE — Chris Resop’s days in Gwinnett are over, for now.

The Atlanta Braves called up the G-Braves’ ace pitcher Tuesday in part to fulfill a contract obligation that required he be on the major league roster or be open to sign with other teams.

Since his first start, Resop has been the G-Braves’ strongest pitcher with a 5-2 record and a 1.84 ERA. His ERA is best in the International League and his 81 strikeouts lead the G-Braves. Resop will join the Atlanta bullpen as a long reliever, but is now, at the very least, an option as a starter. This is the right-hander’s first season starting since he became a professional and after a rough first outing, he adapted quickly to the new role.

Atlanta sent Jesse Chavez to the G-Braves to make room for Resop.

Chavez appeared in 18 games with the Braves, going 0-1 with a 7.33 ERA.

Resop’s chances of returning to Gwinnett are slim. He is out of options so he would have to clear waivers to be sent back. As well as he’s pitched, certainly teams would be interested.

Hernandez is back

Still on the 60-day disabled list, Diory Hernandez began his official major-league rehab Tuesday with the G-Braves.

The shortstop was added to the roster and will have 20 days to work his way back into shape after shoulder surgery in February. Hernandez played 54 games with the G-Braves last year, hitting .319 with 32 RBIs and a .399 on-base percentage.

He arrived in Gwinnett on Monday and was on the field before the game during batting practice Tuesday.

Not as ready as Hernandez is Brent Clevlen. The outfielder is still on the DL with turf toe and is not expected back soon.