|Oct. 19 12:47 PM PT1:47 PM MT2:47 PM CT3:47 PM ET15:47 ET19:47 GMT3:47 12:47 PM MST2:47 PM EST3:17 PM VEN23:47 UAE2:47 PM CT-Zito announced he is retiring just as he planned.
Analysis: He made the announcement in an article he wrote for ''The Players' Tribune'' posted Monday, saying, ''I'm retiring today from baseball, but I'll never be too far away from the game that made me who I am.'' The 37-year-old said last month when called up to the Athletics following a season in Triple-A that he planned to retire and turn his attention to his other love, music, and spending more time with his family.
|Sep. 16 10:56 AM PT11:56 AM MT12:56 PM CT1:56 PM ET13:56 ET17:56 GMT1:56 10:56 AM MST12:56 PM EST1:26 PM VEN21:56 UAE12:56 PM CT-The Oakland Athletics are bringing up former Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito.
Analysis: The A's announced Wednesday that they will purchase Zito's contract from Triple-A Nashville. Zito returned to the A's with a minor league contract this season and spent the entire year in Nashville, where he went 8-7 with a 3.46 ERA in 24 games.
|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.