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BARRY ZITO RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
3 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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
19 days 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
19 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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

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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