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CLAYTON RICHARD RUMORS

The Four Swingmen of the Cub-pocalypse

Yesterday, my fellow contributor Stan Croussett sketched a picture of the 2016 season in which the Cubs give a decent amount of starts to three of their swingmen: Trevor Cahill, Clayton Richard, and Adam Warren. A combination of contract incentives, comments from the front office about their prospective usage, a need to rest the workhorse […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Away From The Lights, Humanity

The first thing I noticed was how big they were. I’m not a short person—5-foot-11 on a good day, 5-foot-10 on a bad one—but I felt small as Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, and Clayton Richard pushed past me, carrying with them styrofoam plates of food, joking with one another as they headed to tables scattered throughout the […]
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September 24, 2015  |  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...
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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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