BARRY ZITO NEWS

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton signs baby’s butt before rehab game with Triple-A Round Rock

Josh Hamilton began a rehab assignment with the Texas Rangers’ Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock, Texas this week. In his debut with the Express on Sunday, the former AL MVP went 1-for-3 facing Barry Zito, pitching for Oakland’s Triple-A Nashville club. Hamilton followed that up with an 0-for-4 effort. (Kendall Graveman started that game for Nashville.) While Rangers and baseball...
Via Bloguin Best
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton signs baby’s butt before rehab game with Triple-A Round Rock

Josh Hamilton began a rehab assignment with the Texas Rangers’ Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock, Texas this week. In his debut with the Express on Sunday, the former AL MVP went 1-for-3 facing Barry Zito, pitching for Oakland’s Triple-A Nashville club. Hamilton followed that up with an 0-for-4 effort. (Kendall Graveman started that game for Nashville.) While Rangers and baseball...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday, May 10th: Barry Zito Tosses 7 Shutout Innings to Earn 1st Win for Sounds while Zach Neal & Dillon Overton Are Solid in Hounds & Ports Victories

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds LHP Barry Zito (7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Round Rock Express  0 Nashville Sounds      7 WP – Zito 1-3 / 4.70 HR – Parrino (4), Pridie (4), Matthes (2) Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Barry Zito (7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win) LHP Barry Zito turned in his best start so far this...
Via Athletics Farm
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday, May 5th: Daniel Gossett Pitches Snappers to Victory while Ports Win Behind B.J. Boyd’s Big Bat and Barry Zito Takes 3rd Loss as Sounds Drop 6th Straight

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Daniel Gossett (5 2/3 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 7 K)   MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A) Burlington Bees    1 Beloit Snappers  8 WP – Gossett 1-3 / 4.73 HR – Bennie (3) Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Daniel Gossett (5 2/3 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 7 K / Win) For his second start in a row, the A’s 2nd-round pick in last year’s...
Via Athletics Farm
19 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Farm Report for Week of April 27-May 3: Pitching Prospects in the Spotlight

LHP Dillon Overton With lots of pitchers on the move in the A’s system last week, it might be a good time to take a quick look at the pitching staffs of all four of the A’s affiliates. The pitching depth is definitely not what it’s been in past years. In pre-season prospect polls, Kendall Graveman, Sean Nolin and Dillon Overton were the most common names to top the lists of...
Via Athletics Farm
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Thursday, April 30th: Daniel Gossett Surrenders 1 Hit but Snappers Still Come up Short while Jason Pridie Homers in Barry Zito’s 2nd Loss for Sounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Daniel Gossett (6 IP / 1 H / 1 ER / 4 BB / 7 K)   MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A) Beloit Snappers  1 Peoria Chiefs        3 LP – Gossett 0-3 / 5.57 HR – Pimentel (1) Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Daniel Gossett (6 IP / 1 H / 1 ER / 4 BB / 7 K) The A’s 2nd-round pick in last year’s draft, RHP Daniel Gossett, had his best...
Via Athletics Farm
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Saturday, April 25th: Matt Olson Hits 5th HR in Hounds Loss while Sounds Fall despite Barry Zito’s Best Efforts and Snappers Stage Comeback Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds First Baseman Matt Olson (Home Run / 2 RBIs / Walk)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) San Antonio Missions    8 Midland RockHounds  7 LP – Lamb 0-3 /19.00 HR – Olson (5) Farmhand Of The Game: First Baseman Matt Olson (Home Run / 2 RBIs / Walk) With the RockHounds down by three runs in the bottom of the 7th inning on Saturday, first...
Via Athletics Farm
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday, April 20th: Billy Burns Helps Sounds Win despite Barry Zito’s Struggles while Hounds Split a Pair

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Billy Burns (2 for 4 / Walk / 2 RBIs / Stolen Base)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Colorado Springs Sky Sox  5 Nashville Sounds             11 WP – Huntzinger 1-0 / 1.35 Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder Billy Burns (2 for 4 / Walk / 2 RBIs / Stolen Base) As usual, center fielder Billy Burns was in the middle...
Via Athletics Farm
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Wednesday, April 15th: Franklin Barreto Helps Ports Split Twinbill while Sounds Lose Barry Zito’s Second Start in Extras

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Shortstop Franklin Barreto (2 for 4 / Triple / 3 RBIs)   CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A) GAME #2 Stockton Ports         7 Lancaster JetHawks  3 WP – Joseph 1-0 / 0.00 Farmhand Of The Game: Shortstop Franklin Barreto (2 for 4 / Triple / 3 RBIs) With two on, two outs and the game tied in the top of the 5th, shortstop Franklin Barreto...
Via Athletics Farm
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Friday, April 10th: Chad Pinder’s HR Is All Hounds Need while Ryan Cook Earns the Win in Barry Zito’s First Start for Nashville

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Chad Pinder (Home Run / 3 RBI)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) NW Arkansas Naturals   2 Midland RockHounds   3 WP – Jensen 1-0 / 3.00 HR – Pinder (2) Farmhand Of The Game: Shortstop Chad Pinder (Home Run / 3 RBIs) Shortstop Chad Pinder provided all the offense the RockHounds would need when he hit a 3-run homer in the bottom...
Via Athletics Farm
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s set Opening Day roster

The Oakland Athletics have set their 2015 Opening Day roster. While returning starters Jesse Chavez, Sonny Gray, Scott Kazmir and Drew Pomeranz made the cut, Barry Zito did not. Barry Zito did not land a spot on the Oakland A’s Opening Day roster. Zito delivered inconsistent performances in his Spring Training appearances. In his first two appearances on March 5 and March 10...
Via isportsweb.com
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics’ Barry Zito Heading To Triple-A

The Oakland Athletics have announced that they have reassigned left-handed pitcher Barry Zito to the minor leagues. Zito has accepted his assignment and will report to the Athletics’ Triple-A affiliate at Nashville. The 36-year-old was looking to make his comeback attempt with the team that drafted him ninth overall back in 1999, who he won a Cy Young award with back in 2002...
Via Baseball Essential
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Down On The Farm with A’s Special Assistant Grady Fuson

Long-time baseball man Grady Fuson served as the A’s scouting director from 1995 until 2001, when the team drafted such talented players as Eric Chavez, Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder, Barry Zito and Rich Harden. He left the A’s at the end of 2001 to become the assistant general manager of the Texas Rangers and, after moving on to head up the Padres scouting department, Fuson...
Via Athletics Farm
April 05, 2015  |  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

Left-hander Barry Zito headed for Triple-A Nashville

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) You bet, Barry Zito is accepting his assignment to Triple-A Nashville. The 36-year-old lefty 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. The 2002 AL Cy Young Award winner was reassigned to minor league camp Saturday and said after the A's final exhibition...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Tim Hudson throws 5 shutout innings, Giants beat A's 2-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Tim Hudson tossed five shutout innings, then stuck around in the dugout long enough to watch old pal Barry Zito pitch a perfect inning of relief for the Oakland Athletics during the San Francisco Giants' 2-1 victory Saturday in the final spring tuneup for both teams. As Hudson pitched for the reigning World Series champion Giants, Zito warmed up in his original...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

A’s Trade Triple-A RHP Matt Buschmann to Tampa Bay to Make Way for Possible Addition of Barry Zito to Nashville Rotation

Could Barry Zito be Nashville bound? The A’s traded Triple-A RHP Matt Buschmann to the Tampa Bay Rays for cash on Thursday. We’€™ve also learned that, though no final decision has been made yet, the A’€™s front office thinks it’s likely that non-roster pitcher Barry Zito will agree to join the Triple-A Nashville Sounds to start the season. And if that is indeed the case...
Via Athletics Farm
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Beane Gave Zito a Shot Because He ‘Deserves It’

Billy Beane did Barry Zito a solid. As the Oakland Athletics Vice President and General Manager told Damon Bruce on 95.7 The Game, he brought Zito into camp because the vet “deserves it.” “So, bringing him in was first about giving him an opportunity—I’d spoken to him last year when he’d decided to take a year off and I knew he might do it—give him an opportunity because...
Via BaySportsNet
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

A’s Seem to Have Starting Rotation Locked Down

View image | gettyimages.com One of the biggest questions surrounding the Oakland A’s this spring was how the flurry of offseason moves would impact the starting rotation.  “The Shark” and Jon Lester are both out of town after being rentals in a season that was deemed World Series or bust and the Green and Gold were left with only the rising star Sonny Gray and the reborn...
Via TopSportsReport
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Zito Keeps Dealing In Spite of Uncertain Future

For a guy who had just ripped off four scoreless innings, Barry Zito wasn’t exactly in a good mood. After his outing against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, the lefty is now up to 11 consecutive innings without giving up a run. While standing at his locker with his cap on backwards and zero emotion on his face, Zito explained that he focuses on more than the final stat line. ...
Via BaySportsNet
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Barry Zito Unlikely to Make A’s Roster

View image | gettyimages.com Barry Zito signed with the Oakland A’s for a second go-around with the team who he broke into the majors with.  He returns after a mostly disappointing stint across the bay with the San Francisco Giants who gave him a record contract (at the time) with the hopes he would maintain his Cy Young form he had while in Oakland.  That wasn’t the case...
Via TopSportsReport
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers split squads lose to A's, Rangers

During Sunday afternoon spring-training action, Oakland beat a Milwaukee Brewers split squad 5-2 and Texas also beat Milwaukee, by a 12-5 margin. Barry Zito, attempting a comeback at age 36 after a year off from baseball, threw four scoreless innings in relief as the Oakland Athletics beat a Brewers split squad. In his second appearance of the spring, Zito allowed just one hit and...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Zito impresses as A's beat Brewers split squad 5-2

PHOENIX (AP) Barry Zito, attempting a comeback at age 36 after a year off from baseball, threw four scoreless innings in relief as the Oakland Athletics beat a Milwaukee Brewers split squad 5-2 on Sunday. In his second appearance of the spring, Zito allowed just one hit and retired 11 of the 12 hitters he faced to end the game. Ryan Braun, who had offseason thumb surgery, went 0...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Gray, Zito combine for 5 innings in A's win vs Arizona

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Sonny Gray pitched into the third inning, Barry Zito went 2 2-3 innings and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 in an exhibition game Tuesday. Jake Lamb hit a pair of home runs and Yasmany Tomas also homered for the Diamondbacks. Cody Ross added a pair of doubles and drove in a run. Trevor Cahill gave up a run and four hits over two innings...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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