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SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 02: Barry Zito #75 of the San Francisco Giants wipes his head during the third inning against the San Diego Padres at AT&T Park on October 2, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Barry Zito
The speculation that the highest paid player on the team would make the World Series roster proved false Wednesday.
Barry Zito worked out with the team on Monday at AT&T Park. Sports columnist Henry Sholeman reported Zito even stayed after the practice was over to make more pitches from the mounda and Buchy watched. That, plus his veteran status, not to mention his pay check had some thinking that he had a shot at the World Series.
In the end, it didn't happen. Zito and his $18 million salary will remain a very highly paid cheerleader with great seats.