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Bruce Bochy: “Hard to put a target date” on Barry Zito’s return

Apr 29, 2011, 1:47 PM EDT

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Barry Zito is off crutches two weeks after being placed on the disabled list with a sprained foot, but manager Bruce Bochy said yesterday that it’s “hard to put a target date” on his potential return.

Chris Haft of MLB.com reports that Zito was examined Wednesday by a foot specialist and is no longer forced to wear a protective boot, but “cannot yet put full weight on his injured foot.”

According to Bochy he won’t be cleared to resume throwing until fully participating in workouts for at least one week, which means Zito is likely still at least three weeks from possibly rejoining the Giants’ rotation. For now Ryan Vogelsong has replaced him.

  1. jasonburg - Apr 29, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    Addition by subtraction. No one’s anxious for this guy to get back on the mound except opposing hitters.

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