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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
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Garrett Richards (biceps) resumed playing catch on Friday.
He also played catch on Saturday. Richards has struggled with nerve issues in his right bicep since late April but seems to have finally turned a corner. He had previously hoped to return in August but that might be pushing it. Jul 15 - 8:02 PM

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Garrett Richards was told by a neurologist Friday that the irritated nerve in his right bicep is improving.

It's not completely healed yet, though, and he won'd be cleared to resume a throwing program until it is. Richards' timetable remains very much up in the air.
Jul 7 - 6:10 PM

Garrett Richards (biceps) will be put through a complete medical examination on Monday.

If Richards checks out during the exam, he could then potentially be cleared to start up a throwing program. Since the start of the 2016 season, Richards has been limited to seven starts due to various arm issues. He made all of one start before being sidelined by biceps nerve irritation this season.
Jul 5 - 4:31 PM

Garrett Richards (biceps) will be re-evaluated next week and if all goes well he could be cleared to begin a throwing program.

Richards continues to hold out hope for an August return and appears to be on track. The oft-injured right-hander has made just seven starts for the Angels since the beginning of the 2016 season.
Jun 30 - 7:38 PM

Garrett Richards (biceps) is hoping to return in August.

"Looking at the schedule right now, I think that’s realistic," said Richards on Saturday. The right-hander said he feels weakness in his biceps but no pain. He's done some weight lifting but isn't close to throwing yet. Injuries have limited Richards to just seven starts since the beginning of 2016.
May 13 - 11:54 PM

Garrett Richards (biceps) said Sunday that he's continuing to feel better, but there's no timetable for when he'll resume a throwing program.

Richards exited his first outing of the season with right biceps nerve irritation. While it's good that he's improving, but we can't get serious about a timetable for him until he's throwing off a mound, which will obviously be a while.
May 7 - 1:29 PM

Angels transferred RHP Garrett Richards (biceps) from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

His biceps injury hasn’t improved much and the Angels believe a nerve issue could be to blame. Richards was able to avoid Tommy John surgery after suffering an elbow injury last season, but made it just one game into 2017 before getting hurt again. We won't see him until June at the earliest.
Apr 22 - 8:55 PM

Garrett Richards (biceps) is progressing in his recovery but still hasn't been cleared to begin throwing.

The Angels are still attempting to determine the cause for the weakness in Richards' biceps and are going to take every precaution with their prized right-hander. There's currently no timetable for his potential return to the Halos.
Apr 21 - 7:53 PM

Garrett Richards (biceps) underwent a cervical MRI on Thursday.

Angels' general manager Billy Eppler announced that the results of the exam ruled out any cervical disc issues. The reason for the exam, is that the Angels are still trying to figure out the reason for the lack of strength in Richards' biceps. There is still no timetable for him to resume throwing.
Apr 14 - 11:54 PM

The Angels have yet to set a timetable for Garrett Richards (biceps) to begin throwing.

Richards was hoping to throw on Tuesday, but that did not come to pass. Until he boots up a throwing program, it is not certain when he will be able to return action with the big league club. The hard-throwing right-hander has a history of arm injuries and the Angels will no doubt play things cautiously with him early.
Apr 12 - 8:53 PM

Angels placed RHP Garrett Richards on the 10-day disabled list with a right biceps strain.

With the new DL rules, the Angels can get an extra bullpen arm for a few days even if Richards is going to miss just the one start that they expect at the moment. The Halos will have to rely on a bullpen arm or someone from Triple-A to start in the right-hander's place on Saturday.
Apr 7 - 6:42 PM

An MRI on Garrett Richards' right elbow came back negative, but he has nerve irritation in his biceps and is likely to miss his next start.

It certainly could be much worse, so the Angels are relieved with this news. Richards tossed 4 2/3 scoreless innings against the A's on Wednesday before being lifted due to discomfort in his biceps. It's unclear whether the right-hander will be placed on the disabled list, but the Angels could just push him back until next weekend with Monday's off day.
Apr 7 - 6:00 PM

Garrett Richards (biceps) will undergo an MRI on Friday.

The Angels insist that it's only a precaution. Richards was lifted from Wednesday's game with a biceps cramp. It doesn't sound like anything serious but given Richards' injury history, it makes sense for the Angels to exercise as much caution as possible. Richards looked great before his cramp kicked in, holding the A's to three hits over 4 2/3 scoreless innings.
Apr 6 - 7:10 PM

Garrett Richards was removed from Wednesday's start versus the athletics due to a right biceps cramp.

Alarm bells were immediately sounded when it appeared Richards, who is pitching with a slightly torn ulnar collateral ligament, has to be pulled with an apparent arm injury. However, it appears there isn't any major concern here. Angels manager Mike Scioscia said there are no plans at this time for Richards to undergo an MRI. He'll be re-evaluated Thursday.
Apr 6 - 8:16 AM

Garrett Richards was lifted from Wednesday's start against the A's due to a possible arm injury.

Richards was making his first regular-season start since the beginning of the 2016 season. He missed the bulk of the past campaign with a partially torn elbow ligament. On Wednesday, he was hitting the upper 90's on the radar gun to open against the A's and kept them off the scoreboard through the first 4 2/3 innings. Then, trouble, as the trainer was called out, with Richards pointing toward his right elbow. He will be reevaluated on Thursday.
Apr 6 - 12:09 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Juan Graterol
1B1Luis Valbuena
2C.J. Cron
2B1Nick Franklin
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Cameron Maybin
2Ben Revere
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Garrett Richards
2Ricky Nolasco
3Matt Shoemaker
4Tyler Skaggs
5Jesse Chavez
6J.C. Ramirez
7Parker Bridwell
8Andrew Heaney
9Nick Tropeano
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Bud Norris
2Cam Bedrosian
3Blake Parker
4Huston Street
5Andrew Bailey
6David Hernandez
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Keynan Middleton
9Jose Alvarez
10Eduardo Paredes