Remember Chris Resop? The Jiji Press reports that he's left the Hanshin Tigers and returned to America to recover from pain in his right (throwing) elbow. He doesn't have immediate plans to return to Japan.
Resop signed a deal through the end of the 2009 season with Hanshin in June of 2008. He hasn't pitched for the top team at all this year and is unlikely to get another shot with the Tigers.