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BARRY ZITO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Barry Zito retires at age 37

Barry Zito is walking away from baseball. The 37-year-old made the announcement Monday in an essay on The Player’s Tribune. “I’m retiring today from baseball, but I’ll never be too far away from the game that made me who I am,” Zito wrote. “I am beyond thankful to be at peace with walking away, thanks in large part to my year of renewal in Nashville with the Sounds...
Via NESN.com
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Barry Zito and the Search for the Year’s Slowest Fastball

Barry Zito is coming back! Zito, who hasn’t thrown a pitch in the majors since 2013, has been called up from Triple-A by the A’s. He’ll initially work out of the bullpen — which makes sense because what bullpen doesn’t need an old guy with no command who throws really slow? — but the A’s are so out of playoff contention they may as well clone an entire Zito army and...
Via Fangraphs
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Athletics recall Barry Zito from minor leagues

Yes, that Barry Zito. The legendary Lou Reed once said, “I don’t like nostalgia unless it’s mine.” Well, in recalling the 37-year-old Zito from the minor leagues, the Oakland Athletics can rest easy knowing that the nostalgia is all theirs. The team selected the veteran southpaw from Triple-A Nashville after placing righty Jesse Chavez on the 60-day disabled list with a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Barry Zito is back in the majors

Oakland Athletics fans, freak out – Barry Zito will be wearing the green and gold in the majors to close out 2015 after Oakland called him up on Wednesday. #Athletics select Barry Zito from Nashville, recall Cody Martin from Nashville, place Jesse Chavez on the 60-day DL — Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) September 16, 2015 Zito came up through the minors with Oakland and...
Via The Outside Corner
September 16, 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

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

Rent Barry Zito’s Amazing Northern Cal Home For $28.5K A Month

Former Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants ace Barry Zito still hasn’t found a new home for his crafty pitching in 2014. While…
Via Busted Coverage
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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