Okajima, 37, appeared in just five games for Oakland, spending most of the season in Triple-A. In his five appearances, he did not post a record, allowing one earned run in four innings of work.
However, in the not-so-recent past, the left-hander was a bullpen force for the Boston Red Sox, finishing sixth in the American League Rookie of the Year voting in 2007, going 3-2 with a 2.22 earned run average in 66 appearances. He followed that up with another stellar campaign in 2008, going 3-2 with a 2.61 ERA in 64 appearances, but has failed to regain that dominance since that point.
Resop, who turns 31 in November, was a teammate of Okajima’s with the Oakland Triple-A affiliate, struggling with a 6.81 earned run average in 26 appearances. His WHIP of 1.710 and average of over a dozen hits allowed per nine innings pitched were also points of concern for the front office.
He broke onto the big league scene in 2005 at 22 years old as a member of the Florida Marlins. In 2012, his best professional season by most accounts, he went 1-3 with a 3.91 ERA in 61 games in the Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen.