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After 0-6 start, Giants move $126M ace Zito to bullpen

Updated: April 29, 2008, 9:38 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Zito was demoted to the bullpen Monday by the San Francisco Giants, who hope the former ace can correct his problems by working in relief.

The move was first reported by ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.

Zito, who only 16 months ago signed a $126 million, seven-year contract with the Giants to lead their rotation, was informed of the move in a meeting with manager Bruce Bochy.

"I'm certainly not happy with it, by any means," Zito ...

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