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BARRY ZITO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Thursday, May 21st: Jose Brizuela & Ryon Healy Homer to Help Snappers & Hounds Win while Barry Zito Takes 4th Loss for Sounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Third Baseman Jose Brizuela (2 for 3 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)   MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A) Kane County Cougars  5 Beloit Snappers          6 WP – Gossett 2-4 / 4.50 HR – Pimentel (5), Brizuela (3) Farmhand Of The Game: Third Baseman Jose Brizuela (2 for 3 / Home Run / 2 RBIs) With a man on and his team down by two runs in the bottom...
Via Athletics Farm
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former $126 million man Zito fine with being sent to A's Triple-A team

OAKLAND, Calif. -- You bet, Barry Zito is accepting his assignment to Triple-A Nashville. The 36-year-old left-hander didn't work his way back from a year out of baseball only to stop his comeback bid now just because he didn't make the Oakland Athletics' opening-day roster. ''I didn't stay in shape for a year to come back here and go all in and go sit at home. Why should I rush...
Via AP on Fox
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Mills, Chavez, Zito slated for Spring Training starts

Brad Mills Brad Mills, Jesse Chavez and Barry Zito are scheduled to start the first three games of Spring Training for the Oakland A’s. Mills will get the nod in Tuesday’s opener against the San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. During the 2014 regular season, Mills was traded from the Milwaukee Brewers to the A’s to the Toronto Blue Jays and back again to the A’s...
Via isportsweb.com
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Barry Zito in Oakland, A Retrospective

For the first seven years of his major league career, Barry Zito was a superstar ace for the Oakland Athletics. After a seven year, $126 million stay in San Francisco and a one year hiatus from the sport, Zito is set to return to his former home on a minor league contract for the 2015 season. In what was a dramatic fall from grace, Zito’s career since signing with the Giants...
Via Batting Leadoff
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Barry Zito reuintes with the Oakland A’s

Barry Zito Barry Zito is reuniting with the Oakland A’s after spending 2014 regaining his passion for baseball, according to the team’s site. As a non-roster invitee, Zito threw his first bullpen of camp on Friday – drawing a crowd of curious followers. Although he struggled during his time with the San Francisco Giants, he displayed positive signs during Friday’s bullpen...
Via isportsweb.com
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Zito trying comeback, headed to spring training with A's

Left-hander Barry Zito has agreed to minor-league contract with the Oakland Athletics and will attempt a comeback after sitting out last season, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday night. Zito had his greatest success in Oakland, spending his first seven seasons there, making the American League All-Star team three times and winning the 2002 American League Cy Young. He left...
Via Fox Sports
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Barry Zito is really attempting a comeback

Hold your horses, Internet. After Sunday’s news that Andruw Jones would be attempting an MLB comeback in 2015, another familiar name from years past could be joining him on an MLB roster this spring – former AL Cy Young winner Barry Zito. Barry Zito is throwing for a select group of teams Tuesday, says Scott Boras. He still wants to pitch after sitting out 2014. — Jerry Crasnick...
Via The Outside Corner
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics: Paging Barry Zito

Suddenly, the Oakland Athletics starting rotation is looking incredibly dicey. A.J. Griffin has been shutdown for three weeks as he deals with an “ailing right elbow.” Jarrod Parker’s entire 2014 season has been wiped out, as the right-hander will require Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career. Even Scott Kazmir is struggling with triceps tightness, although it’s...
Via BaySportsNet
March 18, 2014  |  1 Comment

Barry Zito is taking time off but is not retiring?

Barry Zito plans to take some time off according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. That is not meant to be read as retiring. Zito, 35, is not planning to pitch this season after posting a 5.74 ERA across 133 1/3 innings of work last season for the San Francisco Giants. While older players have come back it’s hard to imagine that Zito will be better off in a year. The Giants declined...
Via Tireball.com
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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