After year off, Barry Zito working hard at MLB comeback bid
MAY 6, 11:33a ET | Kristopher Martel
Rotowire: Apr 4 / 4:36p ET
News: Zito was assigned to Triple-A Sacramento.
Impact: 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.
Rotowire: Mar 20 / 4:40p ET
News: Zito was fantastic in relief in Friday's spring game, striking out five in three innings while allowing no walks or hits.
Impact: 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 sits at 3.09 over 11.2 innings.
Rotowire: Feb 28 / 9:31p ET
News: Zito will start the A's Cactus League game on Thursday, reports Jane Lee of MLB.com.
Impact: Zito is attempting a comeback after taking 2014 off from baseball. The A's have three rotation spots open and Zito has been mentioned as one of several candidates for one of them, but would likely have to show the team a lot in spring to win one of the spots. Zito pitched for the Giants in 2013, posting a 5.74 ERA over 133.1 innings.