Zito, Albers hold workouts in Houston
Barry Zito and Matt Albers are trying to make it back to the Majors in 2015 and each hosted a separate pitching workout session Tuesday in Houston for teams to watch.
The Astros attended Zito’s session but skipped Albers, according to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle.
Four or five teams have reportedly attended the workouts for the former American League Cy Young award winner, although it is unclear how many were in attendance Tuesday.
Zito, 36, finished with a 5.74 ERA in 2013, the final year of a disappointing seven-year, $126 million contract with the Giants. He sat out the 2014 season.
Neither of his former teams, the A’s and Giants have expressed any interest.
Twelve teams were reportedly in attendance for Albers’ workout, where he reached 91 mph on the radar gun. He threw just 10 innings in 2014, before shoulder problems ended his season.
Albers, 32, would like to sign before Spring Training and had a MRI recently to prove he was healthy.
Teams rumored to still be searching for bullpen arms include: Minnesota, Toronto, Milwaukee and Miami.
— Jamal Collier