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Garrett Richards | Starting Pitcher | #43

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2009 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Angels and RHP Garrett Richards avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7.3 million contract.
It's a modest raise for Richards, who missed most of 2017 while rehabbing a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. He'll be entering his walk year in 2018. Jan 12 - 11:46 AM

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Garrett Richards yielded three runs in 3 2/3 innings Wednesday against the White Sox.

Richards had no issues in the first three innings tonight, but he just couldn't get through the fourth. It was a disappointing end to a pretty impressive comeback this month, but even with the shaky outing, he still finished with a 2.74 ERA and 23/6 K/BB ratio in 23 innings in September. Health questions will continue to dog him into 2018, and it's really difficult to know what to expect from him next year.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 12:34:00 AM

Garrett Richards allowed just one hit over six scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Astros on Friday.

Richards struck out six and walked just one while throwing 51 out of 85 pitches for strikes. The only hit was a double from Josh Reddick in the first inning. The Angels have to thrilled with how Richards has looked since returning. He should be ready for something approaching a normal starter’s workload when he pitches against the White Sox next week.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 02:11:00 AM

Garrett Richards racked up seven strikeouts over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.

The right-hander surrendered three runs (two earned) on two hits and a walk over his five frames. The Rangers scratched out a pair of runs in the first inning then added on a solo homer from Joey Gallo in the second. Richards will carry a 2.00 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 18/3 K/BB ratio into his start against the Astros in Houston on Friday.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 07:09:00 PM

Garrett Richards allowed an earned run, four hits and no walks with four strikeouts across five innings in a loss against the Astros on Tuesday.

Richards was a hard-luck loser after throwing 45 of his 63 pitches for strikes. His offense provided him with zero support against Justin Verlander, who was untouchable in this one. Richards will look to find that elusive first win on Sunday against the Rangers.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 02:18:00 AM

Garrett Richards allowed an earned run, four hits and a walk with three strikeouts over 3 1/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday in Oakland.

It was the first start in exactly five months for Richards, who was sidelined due to a strained right biceps. He's a nice addition for the playoff-hopeful Angels, and deep-league fantasy owners should also stash him away. After he knocks off the rust and builds his stamina he could be quite the boon for those looking for pitching assistance.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 04:32:00 AM

Angels activated RHP Garrett Richards from the 60-day disabled list.

Richards will start for the Angels on Tuesday night against the Athletics after missing five months with a right biceps strain. He'll be on a 50-pitch limit in his first major league appearance since April 5.
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 07:17:00 PM

The Angels confirmed that Garrett Richards (biceps) would start Tuesday against the A's.

He'll be limited to 50 pitches in his return, which should amount to about three innings. We wouldn't be too excited about activating him in fantasy leagues right away.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 11:53:00 PM

Garrett Richards (biceps) says he's ready to go after throwing a 40-pitch bullpen session Saturday.

The Angels are planning on starting Richards either Monday or Tuesday, even though he pitched just two innings in his lone rehab start after a near five-month absence. "Everything feels great," Richards said said. "I'm ready."
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 05:26:00 PM

Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports that Garrett Richards (biceps) will be activated this weekend and could start for the Angels as soon as Monday in Oakland.

Richards has been sidelined since early April with a nerve issue in his right biceps muscle, but he tossed two scoreless innings in a rehab start with Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday and Moura says he touched 98 mph on the radar gun. The righty will obviously be on a pitch count initially and it's tough to know what to expect after a long layoff, but the upside makes Richard worth gambling on in deeper leagues.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 10:36:00 AM

Garrett Richards (biceps) threw two scoreless innings in the first game of a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday.

The Angels had been hoping that Richards would be able to go three innings. That did not come to pass, but he did throw 40 pitches, right on the money for what the Halos were aiming for on that front. This is the first time he has taken the mound at any level of professional ball since he was sidelined by a nerve issue in his right biceps muscle during his first start of the season. He will likely need a few more rehab outings before rejoining the big league rotation.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 11:09:00 PM

Garrett Richards (biceps) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday.

Richards threw three innings in a simulated game Friday and is set to go three innings again Wednesday in what will be his first game action since he left his first start of the season with a nerve issue in his right biceps muscle. He would figure to need at least a couple additional rehab outings after Wednesday before being an option for the Angels' rotation.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 06:28:00 PM

Garrett Richards (biceps) will throw a three-inning simulated game on Friday at the Angels' spring training complex.

Richards faced hitters Sunday for the first time since April and will do it again Friday. "Hopefully get into the 40-, 45-pitch range and find out where he is," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Monday. There's no timetable for Richards' return, but the Halos hope he can make it back sometime next month.
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 10:43:00 PM

Garrett Richards (biceps) faced hitters on Sunday.

It's the first time he's done so since he landed on the disabled list with a nerve issue in his right biceps muscle all the way back in early April. Richards could rejoin the Angels' rotation sometime next month, although obviously there's no clear timetable yet.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 12:03:00 PM

Garrett Richards (biceps) is expected to face live hitters this week.

Richards already has a couple of bullpen sessions under his belt and is ready to take the next step in his rehabilitation from a nerve issue in his right biceps muscle. The 29-year-old right-hander has been on the shelf since early April but could be ready to return to the Angels' rotation sometime in September.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 05:56:00 PM

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