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Struggling Zito could be bumped from rotation

Struggling Zito could be bumped from rotation

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PHILADELPHIA -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy would not commit to assigning Barry Zito his regular turn in the starting rotation Sunday in Tampa Bay, reflecting the left-hander's tenuous status.

"I'll have something to announce [Friday] as far as the rotation," Bochy said.

Bochy said Thursday that Zito was slated for possible relief duty that night, but downplayed the development by indicating that other starters -- whom he wouldn't name -- also would be "live" in the bullpen.

Zito is 4-8 with a 5.09 ERA in 21 starts this season, including 0-7, 9.97 in nine road assignments. The Giants are 2-8 in the last 10 games started by Zito, who's 0-5 with a 6.66 ERA in that span. He has one victory in his last 17 outings.

If Zito doesn't start, right-hander Guillermo Moscoso is a leading candidate to replace him. Moscoso relieved Zito in Tuesday's series opener against the Phillies and allowed two runs in 2 2/3 innings.

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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