Barry Zito
RP OAK
9 months ago

Zito formally announced his retirement Monday.

EDGE Analysis

This season had long been expected to be Zito's last, but the 37-year-old only made it official Monday. The lefty made just three appearances in the majors this season after taking 2014 off, but will end his career with 165 wins for the A's and Giants, a three-time All Star, and a former Cy Young winner.

Barry Zito
RP OAK
10 months ago

Zito lasted four innings in Wednesday's start against the Angels, giving up two runs on four hits and four walks while striking out two.

EDGE Analysis

Hey, it's an improvement over Saturday's start against the Giants -- he lasted two more innings and gave up two fewer runs while recording his first strikeouts of the year. This will likely wrap up the 37-year-old's 2015 campaign, a season in which he pitched exactly seven innings in the majors after 24 games (22 starts) of mediocre work in Triple-A.

Barry Zito
RP OAK
10 months ago

Zito will start Wednesday's game in place of Sonny Gray (hip), the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zito will reportedly be permitted to throw as many as 70 pitches, depending on how the game goes, after he made an abbreviated start Saturday. He represents a particularly low-upside fantasy option on the road against the Angels.

Barry Zito
RP OAK
10 months ago

Manager Bob Melvin said after Saturday's game that Zito could pitch again this season, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Oakland fans were treated to a Zito-Tim Hudson matchup Saturday, though neither pitcher fared well, with Zito giving up four runs on six hits and a walk in just two innings. It may very well have been Zito's final career start, but the A's aren't shutting the door on the 37-year-old making another appearance at some point during the final week. Zito gave up two runs in an inning out of the bullpen last Sunday in his first appearance with the big club this season.

Barry Zito
RP OAK
10 months ago

Zito will start Saturday's game against the Giants, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.

EDGE Analysis

It will be a throwback outing, with Zito facing off against former teammate Tim Hudson. Manager Bob Melvin said Zito could maybe get up to 50 pitches Saturday, so he won't be a great option for fantasy owners chasing strikeouts and/or wins.

Barry Zito
RP OAK
10 months ago

Zito made his season debut on Sunday, allowing two earned runs in his one inning of work.

EDGE Analysis

The A's have indicated that Zito will only pitch out of the bullpen and while the team says he was called up to help the bullpen, it is pretty clear that they are giving the fans and Zito one last hurrah. Zito does not figure to have any fantasy value over the final two weeks.

Barry Zito
RP OAK
10 months ago

Zito will only pitch in relief for the A's, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zito's contract was selected from Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday, but the veteran hurler will only be used out of the bullpen as the season comes to a close. The 37-year-old, who is expected to retire at season's end, has not been stretched out as a starter, but he could be used in long relief.

Barry Zito
RP OAK
10 months ago

Zito's contract was selected from Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Despite saying previously that they weren't going to call him up, Zito returns to Oakland. The 37-year-old is having a solid year in Triple-A, holding a 3.46 ERA with 91 strikeouts in 138.0 innings. He could make a start against his former teammate Tim Hudson in his final start. It is expected that Zito will retire after the season ends, though there has been no official announcement. He replaces Jesse Chavez on the active roster, who went on the 60-day DL to make room for Zito.

Barry Zito
RP OAK
1 year ago

Zito was assigned to Triple-A Sacramento.

Zito accepted his assignment to the minors and will likely join the Triple-A rotation. Zito had a 5.03 ERA with a 13:5 K:BB ratio in 19.2 innings this spring.

Barry Zito
RP OAK
1 year ago

Zito was fantastic in relief in Friday's spring game, striking out five in three innings while allowing no walks or hits.

Zito still figures to be on the outside looking in regarding the A's rotation battle, but is certainly showing something to the A's and possibly to other teams that may need pitching help. He has now thrown seven scoreless innings in his last two outings and his spring ERA now sits at 3.09 over 11.2 innings.