Conor Gillaspie was optioned to Triple-A Fresno.
Andrew Baggarly tweets that Yusmeiro Petit will start on Wednesday instead of Barry Zito.
Speaking of Barry Zito, there’s this from Alex Pavlovic:
Zito, searching for a fix, just finished bullpen. Was pitching more upright, ditched a lot of the “crouch” he experimented with all spring.
— Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) April 1, 2012
Or, as Wendy Thurm of Hanging Sliders tweeted:
The movie version of the #SFGiants 2012 spring training: Crouching Zito, Hidden Belt
— Wendy Thurm (@hangingsliders) April 1, 2012
Yeah, don’t worry. We’re crying, too.
There’s also an update on the Matt Cain contract situation over at this link here.
Cain is known for his penchant to be light-hearted in the clubhouse. The recent discussion regarding his contract and pending free agency hasn’t been too far from his mind, however.
“I try to focus on pitching and worry about everything else later,” Cain said. “But being a free agent is something that is in the back of my mind.”
As for April Fools’ Day jokes
Well, this anime shirt is still available in the MLB shop, of which I will never understand.