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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||80.00||4.00||5.00||0.00||4.16||1.42||55.00||30.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Diego|| 22.1||1||2|| 4.43||0||10||19|
|vs LHB|| 27.2||0||0|| 4.88||0||13||21|
|vs RHB|| 105.1||0||0|| 5.98||0||41||64|
|07/20/2014||Chris Carter, DH HOU|
Dallas Keuchel, SP HOU
Byron Buxton, CF MIN
Barry Zito, SP OAK
Michael Taylor, RF CHW
Jose Tabata, LF PIT
Josh Beckett, SP LAD
Kris Bryant, 3B CHC
|Jon Lester, SP CHC|
Adam Jones, CF BAL
|Last 10 Games|
Another strong outing for Athletics' Barry Zito
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/24/15) Barry Zito continued his triumphant return to the Athletics this spring.
Zito won the 2002 Cy Young Award, the high point of his seven years with the A's at the start of his career. After spending seven years with the Giants, Zito sat out last season.
He was a long shot to earn a spot with the Athletics this spring, but he's making it very hard to cut him.
"What are you going to say?" manager Bob Melvin said, per MLB.com's Jane Lee. "He's been terrific. He just continues to get outs and perform."
Zito gave up one hit in four scoreless innings on Tuesday, lowering his spring ERA. He's given up seven hits in 15 and two thirds innings, while striking out 11.
Athletics could consider long-relief role for Barry Zito
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/20/15) Athletics manager Bob Melvin indicated that he could consider veteran Barry Zito as a candidate for a long-relief role to start the season. However, based on the 36-year-old left-hander's desire to be in the starting rotation, that seems unlikely, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
The 2002 AL Cy Young Award winner took the 2014 season off after the Giants declined his $18-million option. He has allowed four earned runs over 8 2/3 innings of work this spring.
Athletics tab Sonny Gray for Opening Day start
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/16/15) Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Monday that Sonny Gray would start the team's regular-season opener April 6 against the Rangers, MLB.com reports.
Gray gets the call after going 14-10 with a 3.08 ERA and 183:74 K:BB ratio in 219 innings in 2014, his first full season in the rotation.
Melvin also indicated that Scott Kazmir would start either the second or third game of the season, but that the rest of the rotation has yet to be lined up. He did leave open the possibility of Barry Zito making the rotation, saying, "I don't want to exclude him," the Bay Area News Group reports.
Athletics pitcher Barry Zito in need of consistency
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/11/15) Athletics pitcher Barry Zito surrendered two runs on three hits in 2 2/3 innings pitched Tuesday. Despite retiring six of his first seven hitters, Zito labored through the end of his appearance, leading manager Bob Melvin to ask for more of an even performance, reports MLB.com.
"Just need to see some consistency," said Melvin. "The first two [innings] good again. He got a couple pitches up in the last inning. Probably the first two innings the best stuff we've seen from him."
Zito felt fine during the outing.
"I felt pretty good today," said Zito, charged with two runs. "I just lost a little focus on a couple of hitters in my third inning."
Athletics' Barry Zito gives up two runs in return
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(3/5/15) Athletics pitcher Barry Zito allowed two runs in his return to the mound on Thursday.
Zito, who did not pitch in the majors last season, is attempting a comeback with the A's. He's considered a long shot for the rotation, but could be used in a relief role based on how he performs this spring.
In his first start, Zito gave up two runs on two hits over two innings. He struck out two, but did not issue any walks during the outing. Zito's big mistake was a changeup to Mike Olt in the second inning. Other than that, he was solid.
Zito, 36, posted a 5.74 ERA over 133 1/3 innings in 2013.
All you need to know: MLB news, rumors from Feb. 17
Time for our one-stop roundup for the happenings of the day. Updates included on the Indians, Orioles, A's, Royals, Braves, Mets, Padres, Red Sox, Twins, Astros, Cardinals, D-Backs, Mariners, Pirtes, Rangers, Barry Zito and Kendrys Morales.
Barry Zito taking a break, but not retiring
Veteran left-hander Barry Zito is taking a break; he isn't retiring
Zito may try to come back to pitch at a later date.
2014 Fantasy Outlooks: San Francisco Giants
The Giants have some interesting pieces for owners to consider on Draft Day, led by Buster Posey. Our Al Melchior scours the San Francisco lineup and rotation for Fantasy value.
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