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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||185.00||14.00||7.00||0.00||3.36||1.19||173.00||64.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Knee - Out until at least early April|
|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 will not be ready by Opening Day
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(3/1/15) Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Garrett Richards is progressing well in his rehab from knee surgery, but he will not ready by Opening Day, reports MLB.com.
Garrett Richards is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday, but Scioscia said he will not be ready until two-to-three weeks after the season begins.
"He knows it," Scioscia said. "He knows it. He's not going to be able to rush it because our medical staff is not going to let him. There's a progression. He has to pass every plateau. It's great that he's going to shoot for being ready by Opening Day, he's working very hard to be ready by Opening Day -- but he's not going to be ready Opening Day."
Angels' Garrett Richards mixes offspeed pitches in latest 'pen session
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/26/15) Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards took a big step forward in his recovery from August knee surgery during his fourth bullpen session on Thursday, according to MLB.com.
"Looked good, man," pitching coach Mike Butcher said. "Real good. Stable, repeated well."
Richards, who logged 50 pitches in his latest session, mixed in offspeed pitches from the stretch and windup. He is scheduled to throw again on Sunday.
Angels' Garrett Richards: 'Opening day is still very possible'
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(2/25/15) Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards told reporters Wednesday his goal is to be ready for opening day, regardless of the team's expectations. The team is expecting Richards, who is coming off August knee surgery, to be ready shortly after the start of the season.
"I don't know why I would change my mind now," he said, per the Los Angeles Times. "In my mind, opening day is still very possible."
Richards added that his arm feels normal. He is scheduled to throw his fourth bullpen session Thursday and will pitch out of the windup for the first time. He is slated to begin pitcher's fielding practice (PFP) in 10 days, per The Orange County Register.
Richards was in the midst of a breakout season in 2014 before suffering a ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee. He went 13-4 with a 2.61 ERA in 26 starts last season.
Angels' Garrett Richards throws again, 10 days from fielding
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(2/23/15) Angels RHP Garrett Richards continued his comeback from Tommy John surgery. Richards threw for the fourth time this spring on Monday, logging 40 fastballs in a bullpen session.
Richards is still pitching from the stretch, exclusively. The next step will be to throw from the windup. Pitching coach Mike Butcher said Richards looked "outstanding" during the session, according to MLB.com. "He looked really good," Butcher added.
Manager Mike Scioscia told Angel Gonzalez of MLB.com that Richards is 10 days away from fielding drills, another milestone in his comeback. He won't pitch the first time through the rotation in spring.
Scioscia: Garrett Richards should be ready shortly after start of season
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(2/23/15) Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Monday he expects starting pitcher Garrett Richards (knee) to return "very shortly after the start of the season." However, he will not be ready by the season opener, per the Los Angeles Times.
|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.
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