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Garrett Richards | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday that he doesn't expect Garrett Richards (knee) to be ready for Opening Day.
Richards underwent surgery in late-August to repair a torn patellar tendon in his left knee. Things are going well in his rehab and he has already resumed a throwing program, but Scioscia believes it's realistic that he'll make his season debut by mid-May. This could actually make him a better value on draft day in fantasy leagues. Dec 10 - 3:07 PM

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Garrett Richards (knee) has been cleared to resume a throwing program on Monday.

The 26-year-old is recovering from surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his left knee. He's coming off a breakout 2014 season where he posted a 2.61 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 164/51 K/BB ratio over 168 2/3 frames. He's expected to be fully healthy and ready to go for spring training and can be safely selected in early fantasy drafts.
Dec 6 - 9:11 AM

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

Richards suffered a torn patellar tendon in his left knee in August and required season-ending surgery. He is expected to begin a light running program by the end of November and has a chance to be ready for the start of the 2015 season if there are no setbacks.
Nov 4 - 9:04 AM

Garrett Richards (knee) has been riding an exercise bike and doing range-of-motion exercises.

Richards, who underwent surgery in August to repair a torn patellar tendon, is expected to begin a light running program by the end of November. He is aiming to be fully recovered by the start of the 2015 campaign, though it's difficult to guarantee such a thing at this point. Richards had a stellar 2.61 ERA and 164 strikeouts in 168 2/3 innings this past season for Anaheim.
Nov 3 - 7:24 PM

Garrett Richards underwent successful surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his left knee Friday.

Richards is done for the season. He'll look to be ready for the beginning of the 2015 season, but with a six to nine month recovery period it's no guarantee.
Aug 22 - 8:23 PM

Angels placed RHP Garrett Richards on the 60-day disabled list with a torn left patellar tendon.

Thursday's MRI results on Richards' knee revealed a torn patellar tendon. This was the worst case scenario, but it was also expected. Richards was shaken to the core after the gruesome injury -- suffered when he attempted to cover second base on Wednesday and his knee gave out -- and you can understand why: Richards was a darkhorse Cy Young candidate, entering Wednesday's start 13-4 with a 2.53 ERA, collecting 164 strikeouts in 167 innings. "Surgery is tentatively scheduled for next week," the Angels twitter feed passes along. "Richards is anticipated to miss 6 to 9 months."
Aug 21 - 4:56 PM

Garrett Richards suffered a left knee patellar injury in Wednesday's game.

Richards was running to cover first base in the second inning when his left knee gave out. He had to be placed on a stretcher and carted off the field. While the Angels haven't given any idea as to his timetable, the right-hander is likely done for the year.
Aug 20 - 8:56 PM

Garrett Richards left Wednesday's start against the Red Sox with a potentially serious right knee injury.

Richards was covering first base when his knee buckled, and he remained on the ground for several minutes. He was eventually carted off the field, an ominous sign. Richards had allowed five hits and two runs in his 1 2/3 innings of work before exiting. The Angels should update his status soon, but it would be a devastating blow if he's lost for a substantial period of time.
Aug 20 - 7:59 PM

Garrett Richards picked up his 13th victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Rangers to just two runs on seven hits over 7 1/3 innings.

Richards racked up seven strikeouts on the night without issuing a walk. He has been dominant for the Halos this season, compiling a 2.53 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 164/50 K/BB ratio over his 167 innings of work. He’ll look to keep things rolling when he does battle against the A's in Oakland on Wednesday.
Aug 15 - 11:41 PM

Garrett Richards took a no-hitter into the seventh Saturday, only to end up allowing three runs -- one earned -- in 6 1/3 innings against the Red Sox.

Richards gave up three straight hits to begin the seventh, then suffered the misfortune of Erick Aybar and Howie Kendrick committing ugly errors on back-to-back plays. Richards stayed in to get one last out and was pulled after 104 pitches. What looked set to be a stellar outing turned into a pretty average one in a hurry.
Aug 10 - 3:03 AM

Garrett Richards struck out nine while tossing a five-hit shutout Monday against the Dodgers.

Richards had lost consecutive starts -- allowing four earned runs in each -- after going 7-0 with a 1.25 ERA in his nine outings before that. The right-hander hadn't won since July 11. Richards, enjoying a breakout season, boasts a 12-4 record, 2.58 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and a 152/48 K/BB ratio. Richards welcomes the Red Sox to La-La Land this weekend.
Aug 5 - 1:08 AM

Garrett Richards fell to 11-4 after allowing four runs over seven innings in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

After nearly two months of stellar pitching, Richards has appeared mortal in his last two starts, having also allowed four runs over six innings in last week's start against the Tigers. On Wednesday, he yielded six hits -- including a two-run home run to Adam Jones -- while walking none and striking out four. The right-hander still has superb numbers, carrying a 2.74 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, and a 143/46 K/BB ratio. He'll try to bounce back on Monday in a road start against the Dodgers.
Jul 30 - 9:54 PM

Garrett Richards surrendered four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five in Thursday's setback against the Tigers.

This was the first time Richards has allowed more than three earned runs in a start since May 30, the first time he's surrendered as many as seven hits since May 19, and the first time he hasn't completed seven innings of work since June 20. The right-hander has dazzled in his breakout campaign to the tune of an 11-3 record and 2.62 ERA. Don't be surprised if his production drops off, however -- Richards has never thrown more than 157 innings in a season, and he now sits at 137 1/3. The good news is that Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said earlier this week that the club has no plans to limit his workload.
Jul 25 - 1:32 AM

Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said Monday that the club has no plans to temporarily shut down Garrett Richards in order to limit his workload.

Richards is already at 131 1/3 innings, just a tad shy of the 145 innings he threw last season. He has never thrown more than 157 innings in a season before in pro ball, but Dipoto said there haven't been any discussions about giving him a break. "Not at all," said Dipoto. "Garrett has thrown from end to end in a season. His innings have not escalated to the point where they're 200-plus, but Garrett throws the ball as easily as anybody you'll ever see. It's not a violent delivery, it's not a violent package. He maintains velocity pretty easily." Richards is currently on pace for 216 2/3 innings and could pitch more if the Angels play deep into October.
Jul 22 - 9:41 AM

Garrett Richards limited the Mariners to one run and three hits in eight innings on Saturday.

Richards wasn't involved in the decision in his latest gem, so his seven-game winning streak is still intact. He's allowed a total of four hits in 15 innings against the Mariners this season, and he's 11-2 with a 2.47 ERA overall. Yeah, he really should have been an All-Star.
Jul 20 - 1:19 AM