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Angels' Richards throws for 1st time after UCL tear

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Angels right-hander Garrett Richards played catch Monday for the first time since being diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament on May 6. Richards has been getting stem cell treatments in hopes of avoiding Tommy John surgery. He made 25 throws from 45 feet without pain. Richards says ''everything felt 100 percent normal.'' Richards began a strength...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels' Garrett Richards throws for first time after UCL tear, calls his recovery 'pretty amazing'

ANAHEIM – Angels right-hander Garrett Richards, who suffered a season-ending tear of his ulnar collateral ligament in early May, was cleared to throw on Monday after imaging tests and an examination showed “significant improvement” in his elbow...
Via The OC Register
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels' ace Richards hopes to be cleared to throw Monday

CHICAGO (AP) Los Angeles Angels ace Garrett Richards hopes to begin throwing next week as he seeks to avoid Tommy John surgery. Richards last pitched on May 1 and was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament five days later. He won't pitch again this season, but he's been undergoing stem-cell treatments in hopes of avoiding surgery that would sideline him through the 2017...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels' Garrett Richards gets good news, still hoping to avoid Tommy John surgery

ANAHEIM – The glimmer of hope Garrett Richards once had continues to get brighter. Garrett Richards got the go-ahead to increase his workouts, perhaps throwing a baseball in a couple weeks, as he continues to try to dodge Tommy John surgery that...
Via The OC Register
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels ace Garrett Richards shut down for season by elbow tear

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels ace Garrett Richards won't pitch again this season because of a tear in his right elbow.Richards last pitched on May 1 and was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral five days later. Manager Mike Scioscia said Friday that Richards was done for the year.Richards is hoping stem-cell treatments can help him avoid Tommy John surgery and be ready...
Via Associated Press
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Garrett Richards picks stem cell treatment over Tommy John

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards has an elbow injury that he has been told will require Tommy John surgery, but the right-hander is trying to avoid the procedure for the time being. Richards received a stem cell injection on Monday and will be reevaluated in six weeks to see how — or if — his torn ulnar collateral ligament is healing. “It’s done just in hopes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Garrett Richards Injury: Angels Pitcher Reportedly Set For Tommy John Surgery

The Los Angeles Angels have suffered a huge setback to their starting rotation. Star pitcher Garrett Richards likely will undergo Tommy John surgery because of a right ulnar collateral ligament, ending his 2016 season, per Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan, who cites a league source. This would be the second major surgery of Richards’ young career. He had season-ending knee surgery...
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Angels' Garrett Richards to undergo Tommy John surgery

The hits keep coming for the struggling Los Angeles Angels. Currently two games under .500 and closer to last place than first place in the American League West, the team is now likely going to be without ace pitcher Garrett Richards for the next year-plus. According to Yahoo Sports MLB insider Jeff Passan, Richards has a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his right elbow...
Via Sportsnaut
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

This Is a Garrett Richards Changeup

There’s not a lot of footage out there of Garrett Richards throwing a changeup. This is because he would pretty much never throw a changeup, and this is because doing so never made him feel all that comfortable. So, in the past, Richards wouldn’t throw many changeups, but, below, you can see Richards throw a changeup from just a few weeks ago. As a bonus, I’ll also include...
Via Fangraphs
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Angels Preview: Garrett Richards

If you had told any Angels fan three years ago that Garrett Richards would eventually put together a 200-inning, 3.65 ERA season in Anaheim, he or she would be beyond elated. Heading to 2014, the high hope for Richards was that he’d pitch well enough to stick in a big-league rotation for a full season. Fast forward two years, and the hope now is that he’ll “rebound” from...
Via Monkey with a Halo
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

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