|Feb. 17 7:54 AM PT8:54 AM MT9:54 AM CT10:54 AM ET10:54 ET15:54 GMT23:54 8:54 AM MST10:54 AM EST11:24 AM VEN19:54 UAE9:54 AM CT-Zito is returning to the Oakland Athletics with the a minor deal that includes an invitation to major league spring training.
Analysis: Zito would get a $1 million, one-year contract if added to the 40-man roster. The deal was first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. Zito, 36, was taken by Oakland in the first round of the 1999 amateur draft. He signed a $126 million, seven-year contract before the 2007 season to join the San Francisco Giants. He was left off the postseason roster for all three rounds in a 2010 championship run, then helped San Francisco win another World Series in 2012.