HBT: Zito is healthy, but Giants might not pitch him

July 29, 2011, 3:56 pm
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July 29, 2011
Aaron GleemanHardBallTalk.com

Barry Zito is healthy and on track to take his next turn in the rotation Sunday, but the Giants may not let him make the start after coughing up six runs in seven innings his last time out.San Francisco has to be announced listed as Sundays scheduled starter and manager Bruce Bochy explained that were leaving it open for now when asked about Zitos status.NEWS: Giants' Sanchez throws 95 pitches for Grizzlies
Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News notes that there are no other options to start on the current roster, as Jonathan Sanchez just threw six innings at Triple-A and the other starter candidates wont be fully rested. He speculates that the Giants could call up 23-year-old prospect Eric Surkamp from Double-A, with Zito being moved to the bullpen for the final two months.READ MORE AT HARDBALLTALK.com

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