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Padres' Richard chooses free agency

Padres left-hander Clayton Richard has decided to become a free agent after clearing outright waivers. San Diego general manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement Monday regarding Richard, who spent two stints on the disabled list during a disappointing 2013 season - first in May with an intestinal virus, then again in June because of a shoulder strain. The 30-year-old Richard went...
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Clayton Richard Elects Free Agency

Clayton Richard has elected free agency after clearing waivers.  The Padres are loaded with arms at the AAA and major league levels right now, which makes this seem like a good move for both sides.  Richard was a non-tender candidate for 2014 heading into 2013 based on his $5.24MM salary (5th highest paid player) and with the arbitration rules as they are, would have been in line...
Via Friarhood
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres' announce Clayton Richard's season-ending surgery, recall Sean O'Sullivan

There is bad news for San Diego Padres pitcher Clayton Richard. His season is over after just 12 games.'s Corey Brock and Jamal Collier report that Richard will undergo season-ending surgery very close to his left shoulder next week; an exact day is not yet known. #Padres Clayton Richard to have season-ending surgery on his left shoulder. Not as bad as it could have...
Via MLB Injury News
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres’ Clayton Richard headed to DL after early exit

San Diego Padres left-hander Clayton Richard exited last night’s contest after throwing only two pitches after experiencing pain in the AC joint of his throwing shoulder. The ailment is expected to send Richard to the disabled list, according to Corey Brock of Richard is set to undergo further evaluation after the early exit, but manager Bud Black told reporters...
Via MLB Injury News
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres scratch Richard from start because of virus

San Diego Padres left-hander Clayton Richard has been scratched from his scheduled start Saturday night against the San Francisco Giants after he came down with a stomach virus. Manager Bud Black says Richard began vomiting after he woke up Saturday morning and has no energy. Andrew Cashner was called upon to make a spot start after serving in long relief. If he is healthy in a...
Via AP on Fox
April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Richard fires rare home shutout for Padres

Left-hander Clayton Richard on Wednesday pitched the second complete-game shutout ever by a San Diego Padre at Petco Park -- and the second in three weeks. Richard allowed five hits, two walks and a hit batter while striking out five as the Padres defeated the Chicago Cubs 2-0 to complete a three-game sweep. He threw 110 pitches, with 71 going for strikes, and he got 11 groundball...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Deadline Trade Candidate - Clayton Richard

With less than 10 days remaining before the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline passes few deals of any real significance have been made. There are a few factors contributing to the relative absence of activity so far. The newly created Wild Card in each league was intended to keep more clubs in contention longer, which has been the case, but because teams winning a Wild Card are...
Via Friarhood
July 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Richard struggles at Coors, Padres lose 8-4

Clayton Richard struggled at Coors Field. He's pretty sure he would have been bad in any ballpark though. In 5 1-3 innings, the Padres starter yielded eight runs on 10 hits, including six doubles and two homers, and the Colorado Rockies beat San Diego 8-4 Wednesday night. ''If I was pitching in San Diego,'' Richard said, ''it would have been a bad night...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Padres Agree to Contract with Clayton RIchard to Avoid Arbitration

According to Bernie Wilson, the Padres have agreed on a contract with lefty pitcher Clayton Richard to avoid arbitration. The contract is worth $2,705,000 and we don't have to go through the messiness of arbitration. Richard is expected to be part of the starting rotation when the season starts and he is coming off of shoulder surgery.   Now the only player that we need to...
Via Friarhood
January 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Padres and Starting Pitcher Clayton Richard Agree to Terms

After a flurry of signings last week the Padres had two remaining players unsigned for 2012, starting pitchers Clayton Richard and Dustin Moseley.  Today the Padres were able to agree to terms with Clayton Richard on a one year contract.  Bernie Wilson of the AP tweeted: "#Padres LHP Clayton Richard agrees to $2,705,000 contract to avoid arbitration." Richard has...
Via Friarhood
January 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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