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Huntington Notes on the Bench Battle, Final Rotation Spot, Kang, Richard, and Stewart

The Pittsburgh Pirates made their latest round of cuts today, sending 12 players to minor league camp. None of the moves were that surprising, as every single player sent down was expected to be cut from big league camp at some point this Spring. The one notable name was Jose Tabata. He wasn’t notable because he had a strong chance to make the team, but he was notable because of...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Notes: Richard’s Role on the Pirates, The Fifth Starter Battle, and Upcoming Cuts

Clayton Richard’s roster status is going to be a hot issue over the next few days. His role with the team will also be a big question mark. The left-hander came in for the seventh inning today, slated to throw 60 pitches. He lasted 2.2 innings, running into trouble in his third inning of work before leaving and throwing some extra pitches in the bullpen. The maximum that Richard...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Searage is Taking the Vance Worley Approach With Clayton Richard

Clayton Richard threw two innings today in the B game at Pirate City against the Minnesota Twins. The lefty gave up two hits, including a solo home run to Jorge Polanco, but also struck out four batters. He said that his fastball command was working today. This was the first day he threw his off-speed stuff, and the curveball looked a bit rusty, with one pitch bouncing in the dirt...
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22 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Sign Left-Hander Clayton Richard to a Minor League Deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed left-hander Clayton Richard to a minor league deal with an invitation to Major League camp. Richard missed a lot of the 2014 season after recovering from AC joint surgery in 2013, and thoracic outlet surgery during the 2013-14 off-season. He signed a minor league deal with Arizona mid-season, but only made four appearances between Double-A and Triple...
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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 […]
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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