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43 Garrett Richards SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/215 | Birthdate: 5/27/1988 | Birthplace: Riverside, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $495,000 | Owned/Started%: 65/14 | Average Draft Position: 204.21
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Garrett Richards potentially still worth keeping


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/21/2014) What a sad day for Garrett Richards and his Fantasy owners. What an unfortunate end to a brilliant season that probably hasn't gotten the pub it deserved.

He was the ace for the best team in baseball at the time of his injury. And because his breakthrough was so unexpected, he was a waiver claim in most Fantasy leagues. With that kind of production at that low of a cost -- and from a dual-eligible pitcher, no less -- you could argue Richards was the most valuable player in Fantasy for the 5 1/2 months he was healthy.

But now, he's not -- and because an injury no one would have expected. We've all learned to brace ourselves for the next torn up elbow, but not knee -- not for a pitcher, anyway -- which means we don't really know what comes next. The timetable for Richards is 6-9 months, which is an extremely wide range. It gives him some hope of returning by opening day but also allows for him to miss up to half the season.

My guess he misses some time -- enough to diminish his keeper value in a league where you keep just a handful of players, and all on equal terms. But if you keep as many as one-third of your players, and you keep them relative to what they cost you, again, given the price tag for Richards coming into the year, I'd hold on to him.


Garrett Richards out six to nine months with knee injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards will have surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon.

The injury is expected to keep Richards out of action for six to nine months. Richards will have surgery next week, and has already been placed on the 60-day disabled list. He injured his knee while running to cover first during Wednesday night's start against the Red Sox. Richards had a 2.61 ERA over 168 2/3 innings this year.


Garrett Richards dealing with a 'significant injury'


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards is dealing with a "significant injury," according to MLB.com.

Manager Mike Scioscia told reporters the injury is serious, though he would not elaborate. Richards will leave the team in order to be re-evaluated in Los Angeles Thursday. Richards left Wednesday night's game with a knee injury.


Garrett Richards dealing with a left patellar injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards left Wednesday's game with a left patellar injury, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The extent of the injury is not known at this time. Richards left during the second inning after injuring himself running to first. The club will release more information after Richards is fully examined. 


Garrett Richards leaves Wednesday's game with leg injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards left Wednesday's game with a leg injury.

Richards injured himself running to cover first on a ground ball. His leg seemed to buckle before he reached the base, causing him to fall to the ground. A team trainer came out to look at Richards for a while, and determined he would need to be taken off the field on a stretcher. It's unclear how long the injury will keep him out.

Richards had given up two runs on five hits over 1 2/3 innings before leaving the game. 


Garrett Richards turns in a quality outing Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards turned in a quality outing Friday against the Rangers.

Richards allowed two runs on seven hits over 7 1/3 innings. He struck out seven and did not issue any walks. Richards found himself in trouble early. In the first inning, Richards allowed a leadoff single. That run wound up coming around to score on an Adrian Beltre single later in the inning. Richards was charged with a second run in the eighth inning. He was pulled after allowing a single. That run came around to score, and was charged to Richards.

With the win, Richards improved to 13-4. He'll take on the Red Sox in his next start.


Angels make adjustments to rotation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) The Angels made some adjustments to their rotation on Sunday, according to MLB.com.

Matt Shoemaker will be pushed back until next Saturday after throwing 102 pitches on Wednesday and 41 in Saturday's 5-4 victory over Boston. As a result, C.J. Wilson will take his spot on Tuesday against the Phillies, followed by Jered Weaver on Wednesday and Garrett Richards on Friday against Texas.

Garrett Richards loses no-hitter in seventh inning Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards didn't factor into the decision Saturday, allowing three runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings and striking out five in his team's extra-innings game against the Red Sox.

Richards actually took a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday, but three consecutive hits to open the inning brought one run home, and the Angels committed back-to-back errors before a sacrifice fly made it 3-2. Richards owns a 2.54 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 157:50 K:BB ratio in 159 2/3 innings.


Angels will not shut down Garrett Richards


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Following his complete-game shutout Monday against the Dodgers, Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards is now up to 153 1/3 innings on the season. He's on pace for 32 starts and more than 200 innings, which would easily surpass his career high of 157 innings (2011).

Even though Richards is reaching unchartered territory as far as innings pitched, the Angels have no plans to shut him down, according to The Los Angeles Times.

"We'll shut him down in November," manager Mike Scioscia joked. 

"Their health in the long run is more important to us than any one start," Scioscia added. "If we need to adjust it at some point, we will. We're not going to artificially do it and we're not going to throw him out there to the wolves if he needs to be pushed back."


Garrett Richards posts first career complete game shutout


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards went the distance and posted his first career complete game shutout Monday night against the Dodgers, improving to 12-4 on the year. The right-hander permitted five hits and two walks while striking out nine in nine scoreless frame to secure a 5-0 victory. He tossed a career-high 122 pitches, 76 of which went for strikes.

Over his last six starts covering 44 innings, Richards has allowed only 10 earned runs. He owns a 2.58 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP over 23 starts (153 1/3 innings). He will look to keep rolling Saturday at home against Boston. He is 5-2 with a 3.41 ERA in 10 starts at home.


Garrett Richards allows four runs in loss vs. Orioles


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards was hung with a loss Wednesday, surrendering four earned runs on six hits in seven innings and striking out four in his team's 4-3 defeat against the Orioles.

Richards (11-4) gave up a two-run home run in the first inning and another pair of runs in the fourth to post his second straight start with four runs allowed. He hadn't given up more than three runs in an outing in his previous nine starts before his recent two-game stretch. Richards owns a 2.74 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 143:46 K:BB ratio in 144 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Dodgers Monday.


Garrett Richards suffers first loss since May 30


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards was not at his best on Thursday against the Tigers, dropping to 11-3 on the year. The right-hander permitted four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five over six innings of a 6-4 defeat.

Richards dropped his first decision since May 30. Over his last four starts covering 28 1/3 innings, Richards has allowed six earned runs. He owns a 2.62 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP over 21 starts (137 1/3 innings). He will look to get back on track Wednesday at Baltimore.

Angels not planning to shut down Garrett Richards


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Though Angels pitcher Garrett Richards is on pace to shatter his previous career high in innings, the team is not planning to temporarily shut him down to limit his workload, MLB.com reports.

"Not at all," general manager Jerry Dipoto said Monday. "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 has been at the top of his game since the start of June, going 7-0 with a 1.25 ERA and 70:17 K:BB ratio in 64 2/3 innings over nine starts. He hasn't pitched more than 154 innings in a season during his career, but Richards is already at 131 1/3 innings this year and has the potential to reach 200 innings if no limiting measures are taken.


Garrett Richards tosses eight one-run innings Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards wasn't a factor in Saturday's decision after surrendering just one earned run on three hits and one walk in eight innings and striking out seven in his team's 3-2, 12-inning loss to the Mariners.

Richards was dealing early on Saturday, tossing five perfect innings before giving up a leadoff double in the sixth. That runner would come around to score on a groundout and a single, and it was enough to deny him his sixth straight win. Richards owns a 2.47 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 134:44 K:BB ratio in 131 1/3 innings going into Thursday's start against the Tigers.


Garrett Richards stays dominant in final start before ASG


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Angels starter Garrett Richards remained dominant in his final start before the break, picking up his 11th win of the season. The right-hander yielded five hits and two walks while striking out eight over seven innings of a 3-0 victory.

Over his last three starts covering 21 1/3 innings, Richards has allowed only one earned run. He heads into the break with a 2.55 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP over 19 starts (123 1/3 innings).


Chris Sale earns final AL All-Star spot


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) White Sox starter Chris Sale has been named to the American League All-Star team, beating out pitchers Garrett Richards, Rick Porcello, Corey Kluber, Dallas Keuchel for the final spot. Sale is 8-1 with a 2.08 ERA, a 0.84 WHIP and 102:16 K:BB ratio over 14 starts (95 innings).

Relief emergency forces Angels rotation changes


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) The Angels have pushed Hector Santiago to start Thursday's game against the Rangers according to MLB.com, after Matt Shoemaker was pressed into emergency relief duty Monday.

Santiago was expected to start Friday, but has been available in the bullpen Tuesday if needed. He will be followed by Garrett Richards, Jered Weaver and Tyler Skaggs to close out the Rangers series, while Shoemaker is not expected to start  before the break. 


Garrett Richards fans 11 in dominant outing vs. Astros


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards turned in a gem on Sunday against the Astros, improving to 10-2 on the year. The right-hander permitted one run on six hits and one walk while striking out 11 over 7 1/3 innings of a 6-1 victory.

Richards has struck out nine-plus in three of his last four starts. He owns a 2.71 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP over 18 starts (116 1/3 innings). He will look to keep rolling Friday at Texas.

Garrett Richards fans nine in fifth straight win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards won his fifth decision in a row Tuesday, as he took down the White Sox, 8-4.

Richards tossed eight strong innings, allowing just two hits in the game. One of those hits brought in three runs, on a first-inning home run by Jose Abreu, but Richards was basically untouchable from that point on. He struck out nine batters and walked two on 115 pitches over eight innings in the win.

Richards just finished the month of June with a 5-0 record and 1.05 ERA, and will look to continue his strong pitching moving forward. He carries a 9-2 record and 2.81 ERA into his next start, set for Sunday against the Astros. 


Angels-White Sox postponed Monday, set for DH Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Monday's game between the Angels and White Sox has been postponed due to inclement weather.

The teams will play a straight doubleheader Tuesday, with the second game set to start 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game. Garrett Richards and Hector Noesi, who were both scheduled to pitch Monday, figure to have their starts pushed back a day and each start one of Tuesday's games.


Garrett Richards walks five in win vs. Twins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards picked up a win after giving up two earned runs on four hits and five walks in 7 1/3 innings and striking out five in his team's 6-2 victory over the Twins Wednesday.

Richards (8-2) has walked three or more batters in each of his last three despite largely keeping teams off the scoreboard. He's surrendered just four runs in 34 1/3 innings over his last five starts, going 4-0 over that stretch. Richards owns a 2.76 ERA and 99:38 K:BB ratio in 101 innings. He's set to take on the White Sox Monday.


Garrett Richards wins third straight


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards extended his winning streak to three decisions Friday, in a 7-3 win over the Rangers.

Richards was charged with just one run in six innings of work, the fourth straight start he has allowed one or no runs. He allowed just four hits and three walks in the game, while striking out seven on a season-high 119 pitches en route to the win.

Richards is now 7-2, and is in the midst of a 3-0 stretch where he has an 0.67 ERA over four starts. He carries a 2.79 overall ERA into his next start, set for Wednesday against the Twins. 


Angels, Indians rained out Wednesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) The Angels and Indians had their game Wednesday postponed due to inclement weather in the area. At this point, it is not clear when the game will be made up.

The Angels did announce their rotation plans, with MLB.com reporting that C.J. Wilson will be moved back to Thursday, with Garrett Richards pushed back to a Friday start against the 


Garrett Richards strikes out 10 in six scoreless innings Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards shined in Saturday's no-decision, giving up four hits and three walks in six scoreless innings and striking out 10 in his team's 11-6 win over the Braves.

Richards has been on a roll in June, giving up one earned run in 21 innings while striking out 23 batters. However, a ninth-inning meltdown by the bullpen prevented him from picking up his third straight win. Richards owns a 2.87 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 87:30 K:BB ratio in 87 2/3 innings. He's on track to face the Indians Thursday.


Garrett Richards stays dominant in win over A's


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards dominated the Athletics on Monday, scattering one run on four hits over seven innings to improve to 6-2 on the year.

Richards struck out four and did not issue a walk. Of his 107 pitches, 67 were strikes. Over his last two starts covering 15 innings, Richards has allowed only one earned run.

Following the 4-1 home win, Richards will make his next start Sunday at Atlanta.