OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics are bringing up former Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito.
The A's announced Wednesday that they will purchase Zito's contract from Triple-A Nashville. They cleared a roster spot by placing right-hander Jesse Chavez on the 60-day disabled list with a broken rib.
Zito returned to the A's with a minor league contract this season and spent the entire year in Nashville, where . he went 8-7 with a 3.46 ERA in 24 games. He last pitched for the A's in Game 1 of the 2006 AL championsjip series against Detroit and has not pitched in the majors since 2013 with San Francisco.
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Zito won the 2002 AL Cy Young with Oakland and went 102-63 with a 3.53 ERA over seven seasons with the A's before leaving as a free agent to sign with the Giants in December 2006.
Oakland also recalled righty Cody Martin from Nashville.