Play the ultimate Fantasy Baseball Game featuring exclusive Player Rewards & Benefits
Fantasy Baseball for Cash
Join now and play for up to $5,000!
|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||170.00||11.00||10.00||0.00||3.81||1.37||121.00||57.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Knee - Doubtful for start of season|
|vs Kansas City|| 7.0||0||0|| 3.86||0||2||7|
|vs LHB|| 94.0||0||0|| 2.78||0||27||91|
|vs RHB|| 74.2||0||0|| 2.41||0||24||73|
|Last 10 Games|
Angels' Garrett Richards to begin throwing off mound in February
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(1/27/15) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards is ahead of schedule in his return from left-knee surgery and will begin throwing off a mound in the second week of February, reports the Los Angeles Times.
General manager Jerry Dipoto said they have been pleased with the progress Richards has made from the surgery.
"Ordinarily, he'd have thrown off a mound a couple times at this point in January, so he's not too far behind where he'd be in his normal throwing preparation," Dipoto said. "It's a matter of making sure the knee is stable and his lower body is in good shape. We're very optimistic, as we have been throughout."
In 2014, Richards went 13-4 with a 2.61 ERA.
Report: Angels, Garrett Richards set arbitration date
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(1/27/15) The Angels and pitcher Garrett Richards have reportedly set an arbitration date for Feb. 11, according to the L.A. Times.
Talks for the new contract have been moving slowly with no discussion of a multi-year deal coming, according to the report. Richards asked for $3.8 million, but the team only offered $2.4 million.
Richards went 13-4 with a 2.61 ERA in 2014, amassing 164 strikeouts in 168 2/3 innings.
Angels hopeful Garrett Richards will be ready for opening day
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(1/26/15) The Angels are hopeful that pitcher Garrett Richards will be ready by opening day, according to the Orange County Register.
If Richards isn't ready for the start of the season, the team expects him to be back shortly after that. Richards had knee surgery in August, but he's been able to make progress. General manager Jerry DiPoto said he was "optimistic" about Richards' status. Richards has been able to increase his running on a treadmill, and hasn't experienced any issues with his throwing program, according to DiPoto. Richards is currently throwing from 125 to 150 feet about five times per week.
Richards posted a 2.61 ERA over 168 2/3 innings last year.
Report: Angels exchange arbitration figures with three players
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(1/16/15) The Angels have exchanged arbitration figures with pitcher Garrett Richards, outfielder Matt Joyce and third baseman David Freese, MLB.com reports.
Richards, who is in the first of four years of arbitration eligibility, filed for $3.8 million, while the team offered $2.4 million. Joyce, who is in his final year of arbitration eligibility, filed for $5.2 million, with the team offering $4.2 million. Freese, also arbitration eligible for the final time, filed for $7.6 million, with the team offering $5.25 million.
Report: Angels SP Garrett Richards (knee) to start running Monday
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/12/15) Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards, who is coming off August knee surgery, is set to begin running Monday, according to FOX Sports. He has been throwing since December.
The Angels are not expecting Richards to be ready by opening day. They are hopeful he will return within the first six weeks of the season.
|2014 summary: Garrett Richards always had the stuff of an ace and finally figured out what to do with it in 2014, revealing no discernible shortcoming in the five months he was healthy. His strikeout rate was up. His walk rate was down. His home run rate led all of baseball. In terms of Head-to-Head points per game, he was a top-10 starting pitcher, ranking up there with David Price and Max Scherzer, and the underlying numbers gave every reason to believe it was legitimate. But then ...|
Playing time status: Yes, then Richards tore the patellar tendon in his left knee covering first base in late August, ending his season and beginning a lengthy rehabilitation that could last as long as nine months. Early reports suggest it'll come closer to six, giving him a reasonable shot of being ready for the start of the Angels season, but the threat of him missing an extended period will certainly cause him to fall in drafts.
2015 outlook: Richards' dominance is easy to quantify. He had the fastest fastball of any starting pitcher in 2014, and because he keeps the ball on the ground and has overcome his past control issues, he doesn't leave much room for nasty surprises ... except injury, of course. The later your league waits to draft, the more accurately you can predict Richards' return, but he's not slipping past the middle rounds regardless.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/5/15||MIL||3:10 pm|| |
|3/6/15||COL||3:10 pm|| |
|3/7/15||@ OAK||3:05 pm|| |
|3/8/15||KC||4:10 pm|| |
|3/9/15||@ CIN||4:05 pm|| |
|3/10/15||TEX||4:10 pm|| |
|3/11/15||@ ARI||4:00 pm|| |
= probable start