Retired major league pitcher Barry Zito has been pursuing a music career since retiring from baseball after the 2015 season. He just put out a music video for the single, titled “Secret to Life,” from his upcoming country music album.
Zito’s music chops aren’t a secret. His father worked with Nat King Cole in the 1960’s and his mother was a singer who also worked with Cole. Zito himself co-wrote a song used in A Thousand Words, a film starring Eddie Murphy that came out four years ago.
The Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent outfielder Carlos Gomez to a one-year deal worth $4 million.
Gomez hit .255/.340/.462 with 17 homers in 105 games for the Rangers last year. He missed time due to various ailments, as he has frequently over the past several years, playing 118 games in 2016 and 115 games in 2015. He’s useful when healthy. He just has to find a way to stay healthy.
The Rays just traded away Steven Souza and designated Corey Dickerson for assignment, making room for Gomez. Dickerson was slated to make $5.95 million and, if he is not traded, the Rays will be on the hook for $1 million of that. Souza was making $3.55 million. Gomez will work in the outfield corner rotation with Denard Span and Mallex Smith, while Kevin Kiermaier will cover center.