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33 Clayton Richard SP
Height/Weight: 6-5/245 | Birthdate: 9/12/1983 | Birthplace: Lafayette, IN | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Chicago | College: Michigan | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $5,240,000 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Cubs place Rafael Soriano on DL, re-sign Clayton Richard


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2015) The Cubs placed reliever Rafael Soriano on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday due to right shoulder inflammation.

To take his spot on the roster, reliever Clayton Richard was re-signed after he elected free agency. The left-hander was designated for assignment Monday.


Cubs call up Matt Szczur; DFA Clayton Richard


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2015) The Cubs promoted outfielder Matt Szczur from Triple-A on Monday, reports ESPNChicago.com. Szczur hit .211 with one home and eight RBI in 32 games earlier this season.

To make room for Szczur, the team designated pitcher Clayton Richard for assignment. Richard went 2-0 with a 4.29 ERA over three starts this season.


Cubs' Clayton Richard wins second of season


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2015) Cubs starter Clayton Richard moved to 2-0 on the year with a win over Milwaukee on Sunday. 

In his fourth start of the year, Richard allowed a season-low one run over six innings. He didn't walk a batter for the first time this year and struck out three. 


SP Clayton Richard up, C Tyler Teagarden down for Cubs


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2015) The Cubs have demoted catcher Taylor Teagarden to Triple-A Iowa to make room for left-hander Clayton Richard, who starts Sunday in Milwaukee, per the Chicago Sun-Times.

Richard pitched three times for Chicago in July with two starts. A strong outing was followed by two poor ones and he ended up back in the minors with a 5.40 ERA.


Cubs recall RP Medina, designate SP Richard


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/22/2015) The Cubs announced Wednesday they have recalled reliever Yoervis Medina from Triple-A Iowa and designated starter Clayton Richard for assignment, per CSNChicago.

With a doubleheader on tap, the Cubs needed an extra arm, so they turned to Medina, who has pitched five innings in three appearances with the team this season. 

Richard was 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA in two starts and three games this season for the Cubs, his first in the majors since 2013. 


Cubs SP Clayton Richard receives no-decision in Monday's start


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2015) Cubs pitcher Clayton Richard was one out away from recording a quality start during Monday's 5-4 loss to the Reds.

Richard allowed three runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings of work and received a no-decision. He walked one and struck out one. His biggest mistakes were giving up home runs to Todd Frazier in the first inning and Marlon Byrd in the fourth.

Monday was Richard's second start of the season. He now has a 5.40 ERA.


Comeback Kid Clayton Richard shines for Cubs in Saturday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2015) Clayton Richard hasn't vaulted himself into the Comeback Player of the Year conversation, but he certainly took an encouraging step forward Saturday night against Miami.

Richard pitched well in his first start with the Cubs, yielding two runs on eight hits with one walk and four strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings to earn the victory. It marked his first major league start since June 2013.

He allowed at least one baserunner in every inning but the sixth, yet continued to pitch out of jams. He did retire the last six batters he faced.


Cubs recall Clayton Richard to start on Saturday; Roach optioned


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/4/2015) New Cubs left-hander Clayton Richard has officially been recalled from Triple-A Iowa in order to start Saturday's game against the Marlins. Richard was acquired from the Pirates on Friday in exachange for cash.

Right-hander Donn Roach was sent to Triple-A to clear room on the roster.


Cubs acquire pitcher Clayton Richard from Pirates


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/3/2015) The Cubs have acquired left-hander Clayton Richard from the Pirates in exchange for cash. Richard hasn't appeared in the Major Leagues since 2013 with the Padres.

He was signed by the Pirates as a free agent during this past offseason, and split this season with Class A Bradenton and Triple-A Indianapolis. In all, Richard made 10 starts in the Pirates' system, going 4-3 with a 1.89 ERA. 

Richard is expected to start on Saturday for the Cubs against the Marlins, the Daily Herald reports.


Pirates pitcher Clayton Richard declines opt-out clause


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Pirates pitcher Clayton Richard had the choice to leave Pittsburgh and join another team  if he was not on the 40-man roster by March 31 or stay with the club for the upcoming season. The veteran decided Wednesday he will stay on board with the Pirates, reports MLB.com.

Richard has posted a 3.12 ERA with seven strikeouts and two walks in four appearances this spring.


Pirates' Hurdle on Richard: 'There's some confidence building'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Pirates pitcher Clayton Richard took the loss Thursday, giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits in 2 2/3 innings while striking out two in his team's 7-5 defeat against the Braves.

"He has been making progress with each outing. It's been incremental progress," manager Clint Hurdle said after the outing, per MLB.com. "He's still fighting his way back and finding his way back. I think with each outing, there's some confidence building."

Richard owns an April 1 opt-out in his contract if he's not placed on the 40-man roster. He's delivered a 3.12 ERA and 7:2 K:BB ratio in 8 2/3 spring innings.


Pitcher Clayton Richard hoping for revival with Pirates in 2015


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2015) Pirates pitcher Clayton Richard isn't a lock to make the team for opening day. As a non-roster invite to spring training, Richard is looking to turn some heads and find himself on the roster in a month, reports MLB.com.

"It felt good, strong. The main thing now is repeating my delivery, and I think I was able to do that with the fastball," Richard said after racking up four strikeouts in a two-inning "B" game stint on Monday."

Manager Clint Hurdle likes what he's seen from Richard early on.

"He looked good. He's getting comfortable with the adjustments in his mechanics," said Hurdle, who took in the "B" game at Pirate City in person. "He repeated his delivery, and his velocity even picked up as he went on. A very good outing."


Pirates' Clayton Richard working on changing bad delivery habits


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) Pirates pitcher Clayton Richard is working with the club to correct his delivery, according to MLB.com. The 31-year-old left-hander picked up some "bad habits" in his delivery while working his way back from a shoulder injury. He's working with pitching coach Ray Searage and special assistant Jim Benedict to correct his mistakes.

"It kind of comes piece by piece, because it's a lot easier said than done," Richard said. "You think, 'Just let it go.' But there's habits that I've created for so many years trying to protect the pain that it just takes repetitions and adjustments to get back to normal.

"I'm going to have to take care of what I can take care of and make my adjustments and be a better pitcher every day," he said. "Where that takes us, I don't know -- and I'm not going to worry about where that takes us."


Pirates sign Clayton Richard to minor-league deal


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) The Pirates announced Monday they signed free agent pitcher Clayton Richard to a minor-league contract, which includes an invite to spring training.

Richard, who underwent shoulder surgery in July 2013, did not pitch in the majors in 2014. He did make four starts in the minors with the Diamondbacks organization, going 1-2 with a 5.91 ERA. The left-handed hurler is 46-47 with a 4.33 ERA over six major-league seasons for the White Sox and Padres.


Diamonbacks add Clayton Richard on minors deal


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) The Diamondbacks have signed pitcher Clayton Richard to a minor-league deal, according to the Lafayette Journal & Courier.

Richard, who is working his way back from a pair of surgeries, has ye tto pitch this season. He has been throwing off a mound since late June, and will pitch for the team's Arizona League team this weekend. Richard has a 46-47 career record with a 4.33 ERA in 773 major-league innings. 


Clayton Richard opts for free agency


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2013) Clayton Richard has opted to become a free agent after being outrighted by the Padres, CBS Sports Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports. 

Richard went 2-5 last season with a 7.01 ERA over 52 2/3 innings. He underwent shoulder surgery July 15. 


Clayton Richard undergoes successful surgery


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2013) Padres pitcher Clayton Richard underwent successful shoulder surgery July 15 and will likely begin throwing in three months, MLB.com reports. Richard's season ends with a 2-5 record and 7.01 ERA in 52 2/3 innings.

Clayton Richard's season ends with surgery


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2013) Padres starting pitcher Clayton Richard is set to undergo surgery on his left shoulder next week, ending his season after just 11 starts.

Though an MRI showed no damage to the AC joint in Richard's shoulder, he will still need to have surgery to shave down part of his left clavicle according to MLB.com. The surgery is expected to bring relief to Richard's shoulder joint, and should keep him from struggling with recurring issues moving forwad.

Richard is expected to be placed on the 60-disabled list Friday, opening room on the 40-man roster. He finishes the season with a 2-5 record and 7.01 ERA, and is expected to be ready for the start of next season. 


MRI shows clean shoulder joint for Clayton Richard


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2013) An MRI on Padres pitcher Clayton Richard revealed an inflamed bursa sac, but a clean shoulder joint

Richard hit the disabled list Saturday, after leaving Friday's game with the injury. He received a cortisone shot in his shoulder. Richard has no timetable for his recovery at this time. He had a 7.01 ERA through 52 2/3 innings prior to the injury.


Clayton Richard hits the shelf


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2013) The Padres made a flurry of moves Saturday, most notably moving starting pitcher Clayton Richard to the 15-day disabled list. 

Richard suffered a shoulder injury during the course of his Friday start against the Dodgers. He currently does not have a timeline for his possible return to the rotation.

Jaff Decker was optioned to Triple-A Tucson as well, while Anthony Bass and Brad Boxberger were recalled from the minors. 


Clayton Richard likely heading to DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2013) Padres manager Bud Black told reporters starter Clayton Richard will likely be placed on the disabled list Saturday, according to MLB.com.

Richard left his start Friday against the Dodgers after two pitches with inflammation in the AC joint. He went 2-5 with a 7.01 ERA and a 1.63 WHIP in 12 appearances (11 starts) before landing on the shelf.

Clayton Richard exits early with shoulder injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2013) Padres starter Clayton Richard was forced out of Friday's start against the Dodgers in the first inning with a left shoulder injury. He left the game after his first two pitches and was replaced by Tim Stauffer.

Richard is 2-5 with a 7.01 ERA and a 1.63 WHIP in 12 appearances (11 starts) before getting hurt. His status for his next start Wednesday at home against the Phillies is uncertain.

Clayton Richard bounces back with win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2013) Padres starter Clayton Richard earned his second win Sunday afternoon against the Diamondbacks, allowing a run-scoring single to opposing starter Ian Kennedy in the third inning. The left-hander permitted the run and seven hits while striking out one in eight innings of a 4-1 win. 

Richard has not lost since May 27 and has lowered his ERA from 8.35 to 7.01 over his last four starts. He is scheduled to make his next start Friday at home against the Dodgers.


Jason Marquis, Clayton Richard switch places


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2013) The Padres will flip-flop their Saturday and Sunday starters against Arizona, MLB.com reports. Jason Marquis will start Saturday with Clayton Richard starting Sunday's game. 

There is no word as to the reason for the switch. Richard is coming off a no-decision at Colorado in which he allowed four runs over six innings. He's 1-5 on the year with an 8.06 ERA and ugly 1.77 WHIP. 

Marquis, pushed up a day, has won his last seven consecutive decisions and hasn't lost since April 22 against Milwaukee. He's 8-2 on the year with a 3.59 ERA and 1.42 WHIP. 


Clayton Richard escapes with no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2013) Padres pitcher Clayton Richard escape with a no-decision Sunday afternoon against the Padres despite allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk with three strike out three in six innings pitched in an 8-7 defeat.

Richard has allowed 10 runs in his last 10 1/3 innings and has not won in June. He is scheduled to make his next start Saturday at home against Arizona. He is 1-2 with a 6.38 ERA in five appearances (four starts) at Petco Park.