Angels' pitcher Garrett Richards took a line drive of his right (throwing) arm and exited the game in the eighth inning of last night's Angels and Mariners game. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com said Richards "should be fine", according to pithing coach Mike Butcher.
Mike Butcher told @jaimemaggio Garrett Richards should be fine. #Angels
— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) August 24, 2013
The Mariners' batter Kyle Seager hit a 1-1 slider right back at Richards (seen here) which struck his forearm. Richards immediately pointed up to the ball so shortstop Erick Aybar could find it and make the play. The right hander did not seem to be in too much pain as he exited seemingly more upset that he could not continue his magnificent start of 7.1 scoreless innings.
Richards was diagnosed with a forearm contusion and will most likely make his next start without any hesitation.
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