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Zito passes physical, making $126 million deal official

Updated: December 30, 2006, 12:49 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- True to form, Barry Zito had a little fun when quizzed about how he might alter his style now that he has the richest contract for a pitcher in baseball history.

"I'm just thinking of canning the curveball. Other than that, nothing major," Zito joked Friday, when his $126 million, seven-year contract with the San Francisco Giants became official.

The former AL Cy Young Award winner passed his physical Friday, the last step in the process for the star left-hander ...

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