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With Sanchez returning, Zito to hit DL

Posted on: August 1, 2011 9:39 pm
Edited on: August 1, 2011 10:21 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Jonathan Sanchez of the Giants is going to return from the disabled list Friday to face the Phillies, so either the Giants were going to have to go to a six-man rotation or bump Barry Zito to the bullpen. Or apparently throw him on the disabled list. The Giants have announced Zito is indeed going to hit the DL with a foot injury.

Zito was on the disabled list earlier this season with a foot injury, but there haven't been reports of it bothering him since. Basically, this sounds like a way for the Giants to not use Zito while still not cutting him -- but it's certainly possible he re-aggravated the previous injury.

Zito, 33, made two great starts upon his return from the DL, but has been awful since. On the season, he's 3-4 with a 5.62 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. His best attribute the past few years has been eating innings, but he didn't throw more than five in two of his past three starts.

With Sanchez coming back, the Giants' rotation looks like this: Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Ryan Vogelsong, Madison Bumgarner, Jonathan Sanchez.

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Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2011 2:05 am
 

With Sanchez returning, Zito to hit DL

I can't believe no one from MLB investigates this mockery of using the DL. Can't Barry Zito be put on the inactive-for-too-much-salary list and not count against the 40 man roster, too? If that sprained foot could explain the loss of 10 miles per hour on his fastball, 9-12 inches of movement on his pitches, and any ability to fool hitters with the big curve (which is now little), then he really has been playing hurt. For a long time. Disabling Zito is a sham!



Since: Jul 26, 2011
Posted on: August 1, 2011 9:48 pm
 

With Sanchez returning, Zito to hit DL

Barry Zito is going to the DL, the Disappeared List I hope.  He looked good a few years ago when the San Francisco Giants picked him up but hey, that was 120 million dollar lesson.  Sanchez is the fifth guy and probably should be listed ahead of Madison Bumgarner.  Sanchez could actually be the third guy but Ryan Vogelson is looking pretty good with a 2.23 ERA.  Time will tell with Vogelsong but Zito is gone and that goodness for that.  Here is to playing in October, cheers.



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