Sat, 02 Nov 2013 17:32:13 -0700
The San Francisco Giants have declined to pick up the 2014 options for SP Barry Zito and OF Andres Torres.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 08:51:47 -0700
The San Francisco Giants will not be exercising SP Barry Zito's $18 million option for the 2014 season, and they may not bring back SP Ryan Vogelsong, either. Zito is due a $7 million buyout, and the move will officially be made after the World Series.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:14:18 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner will rest of the remainder of the season, with SP Barry Zito taking Bumgarner's final turn in the rotation Wednesday, Sept. 25.
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 08:41:57 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Barry Zito (finger) has been demoted to the bullpen and is day-to-day after spraining his right ring finger on a wild pitch Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:12:48 -0700
The San Francisco Giants have elected to push SP Barry Zito back one day from Sunday, Sept. 1, to Monday, Sept. 2, against the San Diego Padres.
Fantasy Tip: Zito might be in line for two starts in the upcoming scoring period for his head-to-head fantasy owners. Still, he is best used only in NL play, as he has been far too inconsistent for mixed formats.
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 08:21:38 -0700
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said SP Barry Zito will remain in the starting rotation and make his next scheduled start. He is 4-9 with a 5.63 ERA this year.
Fantasy Tip: Zito once again becomes an option for NL-only leaguers. Stay away from him everywhere else.
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:38:17 -0700
The San Francisco Giants placed SP Chad Gaudin (hand) on the 15-day disabled list with carpal tunnel Tuesday, Aug. 20, and designated OF Jeff Francoeur for assignment. Also, the team recalled Ps Michael Kickham and Jean Machi from Triple-A Fresno. SP Barry Zito will now start against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Aug. 21.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 09:34:15 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Barry Zito has cleared trade waivers and is therefore eligible to be traded to any team, according to sources. CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler suggests that Zito's poor numbers on the road and large contract, which is in its final couple of months, are obstacles to a trade, however.
Fantasy Tip: It's highly unlikely that another club tries to deal for Zito. It would take virtually nothing to get him, even if the Giants picked up most of the left-hander's salary, and his 2012 postseason performance suggests that he can still be effective. Still, most teams probably won't bother exploring the possibility. Zito is in the bullpen and may remain there through the end of the season.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:42:00 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Guillermo Moscoso will start Sunday, Aug. 4, and the team will move SP Barry Zito to the bullpen.
Fantasy Tip: This might just be a short-term change. We wouldn't suggest owning Moscoso unless you're in the deepest of NL-only universes.
Sun, 21 Jul 2013 12:20:31 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Barry Zito is expected to start against the Cincinnati Reds in the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday, July 23. SP Eric Surkamp is likely to be recalled from Triple-A Fresno to start the first game.