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Barry Zito is attempting an MLB comeback, and will audition for teams in January, agent Scott Boras said at the Winter Meetings on Wednesday.
Zito, 36, has been living in Houston since September and working with Ron Wolforth, the same "pitching guru" who helped revitalize the career of A's lefty Scott Kazmir.
According to Boras, Zito has "new mechanical evolutions."
“He’s been working hard on his mechanics,” Boras said. “He doesn’t cup the ball anymore and his drive to home plate is a little bit different than it was."
Following Zito's last season in 2013, when the 14-year veteran went 5-11 with a 5.74 ERA, the Giants bought out the final year of his six-year, $126 million contract for $7 million.
Kazmir returned to baseball after a year away in 2012 and is 25-18 with a 3.77 ERA with 326 strikeouts to 97 walks over 61 starts with the Indians and A's the past two seasons. He earned his third All-Star selection last year.