Sun, 05 Apr 2015 11:48:23 -0700
Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics SP Barry Zito has decided to accept an assignment to Triple-A Nashville, instead of opting for free agency.
Fantasy Tip: Zito had been trying to make the A's as a reliever after previously hoping to crack the club's crowded rotation. He posted a 4.79 ERA over 20 2/3 innings this spring with five walks and 14 strikeouts. Zito currently has no fantasy value but that could change if one of Oakland's starters goes down with an injury.
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:25:08 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Barry Zito may opt out of his minor league deal and try to find a spot in another team's starting rotation.
Fantasy Tip: It appears the Athletics' starting rotation may be set with a push to include a couple of young starters the team acquired in trades. Zito would have had increased fantasy value had he made the rotation, but now his value is next to nothing.
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:52:25 -0700
Oakland Athletics P Barry Zito has pitched well during the spring, and he worked another three perfect innings of relief Friday, March 20. He struck out five of the nine batters he faced. Zito is competing for a rotation job, and he has done nothing to take himself out of the competition. He might be an option in long relief, too.
Fantasy Tip: Zito's fantasy appeal would obviously vary greatly depending on what position he fulfills. FantasyScore owners will likely want to see him work in a regular season game or two before paying him any mind.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:29:37 -0800
Oakland Athletics SP Barry Zito will make $1 million in base salary for 2015, and he has the option to make $175,000 in unspecified incentives.
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 20:21:46 -0800
Free-agent SP Barry Zito has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Oakland Athletics Monday, Feb. 16. The deal includes an invite to spring training.
Sun, 15 Feb 2015 00:09:15 -0800
Free-agent SP Barry Zito (Giants) is attracting no interest from the Cleveland Indians, even though the team watched several of his throwing sessions.
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:14:20 -0800
Free-agent RP Matt Albers (Astros) and SP Barry Zito (Giants) were scouted by the Cleveland Indians during recent workouts.
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 00:47:19 -0800
Free-agent SP Barry Zito (Giants) had Houston Astros scouts watching him throw at a showcase Tuesday, Feb. 10, but the Astros are considered long shots to sign him according to sources.
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:09:58 -0800
Free-agent SP Barry Zito (Giants) is planning to throw for a select group of teams Tuesday, Feb. 3, according to his agent, Scott Boras. Zito sat out all of 2014.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:21:55 -0800
Free-agent SP Barry Zito (Giants) is training in Houston and will throw for teams in January, according to his agent Scott Boras. Boras added Zito has "new mechanical evolutions" in his pitching arsenal.