SAN FRANCISCO -- About a month after an emotional farewell appearance, the Giants officially parted ways with Barry Zito.
The left-hander's 2014 option was not picked up, a move that has been in the works for years. The Giants held an $18 million option as part of a seven-year, $126 million deal but instead will pay Zito a $7 million buyout.
Zito was 5-11 with a 5.74 ERA in the final guaranteed year of his deal. He threw 1331/3 innings, falling far short of the 200-inning mark that would have vested an eighth year.
On Saturday, Zito was added to the MLBPA's list of free agents, along with outfielder Andres Torres, who also had an option declined.
The Giants still have not made a move with Ryan Vogelsong. They hold a $6.5 million club option with the right-hander but the buyout is only $300,000.