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Cubs Designate Clayton Richard For Assignment

The Cubs have designated left-hander Clayton Richard for assignment in order to clear a spot on the roster for the newly acquired Aroldis Chapman, per ESPN Chicago’s Jesse Rogers (Twitter link). The organization’s hope, according to Rogers, is that Richards will clear waivers and remain in the organization to be further stretched out at the Triple-A level. Richard, 32, enjoyed...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

La Stella, Richard join Iowa for rehab assignments

Cubs infielder Tommy La Stella and reliever Clayton Richard joined Triple-A Iowa on Sunday to begin a Minor League rehab assignment. La Stella has been sidelined since June 8 with a right hamstring strain, while Richard went on the disabled list June 21 with a blister on his left middle finger.
Via Cubs.com
June 26, 2016

Richard to DL as Cubs make roster moves

Chicago placed left-handed reliever Clayton Richard on the 15-day disabled list with a blister on his left middle finger, and righty Adam Warren was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Spencer Patton and Gerardo Concepcion were both promoted to the Majors.
Via Cubs.com
June 21, 2016

Clayton Richard Could be Dependable Option in Cubs’ Bullpen

In the midst of loading and reloading one of baseball’s most storied franchises, the Chicago Cubs’ brass meticulously went about signing what may be their overall weapon out of the bullpen. He was signed by the Cubs in 2015 (after spending most of 2014 and 2015 in rehab from a second shoulder surgery) and impressed many naysayers and critics with his 3:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio...
Via Baseball Essential
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Pirates not worried about pitching depth

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded Clayton Richard, but the organization still feels it has enough pitching depth. "We've lost surplus. We lost depth in our depth," Hurdle told Pirates.com. "But I still think we're in a place where we're covered. If we lose two starters, that might change." There is no such thing as having to much pitching so having a healthy Richard in the mix would...
Via FOX Sports
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates lose game to Indians, Clayton Richard to Cubs, Jameson Taillon to hernia

If I had time to write a preview for yesterday’s game, I would have said that I was a bit concerned about this Pirates/Indians series as the Indians have a pitching staff that strikes hitters out like crazy and the Pirates have an offense that tends to stall out against high-strikeout pitchers by striking out like crazy. The Pirates had some trouble with Trevor Bauer yesterday...
Via WHYGAVS?
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates trade Richard to Cubs

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded left-hander Clayton Richard to the Chicago Cubs for cash considerations, according to Pirates.com. "It was a challenging decision," Pittsburgh general manager Neal Huntington told Pirates.com. "We really like Clayton a lot, and we feel he can and will help a Major League team. [When] he exercised the clause, the Cubs called, and we could have called...
Via FOX Sports
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates sign pitcher Richard to minor league deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed pitcher Clayton Richard to a minor league contract and invited him to big league camp. The 31-year-old Richard has a 46-47 career record with the Chicago White Sox and San Diego Padres. He last pitched in the majors in 2013, going 2-5 with a 7.01 ERA in 12 games with the Padres. Richard spent 2014 in Arizona's minor league system...
Via Associated Press
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Sign Clayton Richard to Minor League Deal

In an effort to help possibly bring in another veteran arm to their rotation or bullpen, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Clayton Richard to a minor league deal with a spring training invite, the team announced via it’s Twitter account Wednesday morning. The #Pirates have signed LHP Clayton Richard to a minor league contract with an invitation to big league camp. — Pittsburgh...
Via Baseball Essential
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks sign Clayton Richard to a minor league deal

The Arizona Diamondbacks have reached an agreement with left-handed pitcher Clayton Richard on a minor-league deal. He has been sidelined the whole season, so far, while recovering from thoracic outlet syndrome. Richard will make his first start with the organization this weekend, according to reports. His deal with Arizona will be finalized once he passes […]
Via Baseball Essential
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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