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Zito signs with Boras in preparation for free agency

Updated: July 8, 2006, 8:53 PM ET
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Barry Zito, one of the top prizes of the upcoming free-agent season, has signed on with Scott Boras, one of baseball's most prominent agents.

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Zito, the 2002 AL Cy Young Award winner, is 8-6 this season with a 3.29 ERA.

"We're really excited to be associated with a premier pitcher like Barry Zito," Boras told ESPN Insider's Jerry Crasnick. "He's a guy in the prime of his career. He reminds me a lot of Greg Maddux in the early '90s. He's got ...

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