|Zito returns to starting rotation against Pirates|
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|Tuesday, 06 May 2008 12:47|
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Zito will start Wednesday's game at the Pittsburgh Pirates. Zito, who a year ago signed a $126 million, seven-year contract, was sent to the bullpen last week after a terrible start. The left-hander lost his first six starts and had a 7.53 ERA.
Bochy made his announcement before Tuesday's game.
Zito was San Francisco's opening-day starter this season and is only the third pitcher since 1956 to go 0-6 before May, joining Texas' Dave Stewart (1984) and Detroit's Mike Maroth (2003).
The 2002 AL Cy Young Award winner with Oakland is a three-time All-Star.