Barry Zito returns to A’s on minor league deal

After sitting out the entire 2014 season, Barry Zito will attempt to restart his major league baseball career.

Zito, 36, returns to the team he started with after signing a minor league deal with the Oakland Athletics on Monday. Zito enjoyed the best success of his career with the A’s winning the Cy Young in 2002 after posting a 23-5 record and a 2.75 ERA.

From there Zito went on to win multiple World Series rings with the San Francisco Giants but could never live up to the seven-year $126 million contract that was given to him in December of 2006.

Zito’s deal will pay him $1 million if he makes the A’s roster out of spring training and another $175,000 in incentives.

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