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Angels' Richards confident in comeback without Tommy John

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) When doctors found a partial tear in Garrett Richards' elbow ligament early last season, the Los Angeles Angels' ace immediately assumed he had lost two years of his pitching career. Richards grimly figured Tommy John surgery was inevitable. ''When I came in that Monday, I walked into the training room and (said), `Hey, let's schedule this thing as soon as possible...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Richards looks to regain ace form

Much of the success of the 2017 Angels will likely hinge on the health of Garrett Richards, the club's ace who made his final start last season on May 1 due to arm trouble.
6 days ago

The Very Latest On Richards

With Spring Training now officially underway, there is ample reason to be boisterously bouncing up and down like the rally monkey does in-between innings. In other words, it indicates that we’re one step closer to soaking in Angels baseball (finally!). Even supposing that Spring Training has barely kicked off, some noteworthy news has come about. A snippet extracted from cbssports...
Via Halo Headquarters
6 days ago

Should The Angels Sign Garrett Richards Long-Term?

Angels starter Garrett Richards missed most of the 2016 season with an injury. When healthy Richards is one of the top pitchers in the league. Should the Angels consider a long-term contract extension with Richards? Angels ace starter Garrett Richards only pitched in six games in 2016. He went 1-3 2.34 ERA in six starts before a UCL tear in his elbow knocked him out the rest of the...
Via Halo Headquarters
9 days ago

Angels' Richards receives plasma injection for elbow

Angels ace Garrett Richards may be able to avoid Tommy John surgery on his elbow. The Angels pitcher received a plasma injection on Friday, according to the OC Register. The plasma injection is supposed to be the final step in Richards being cleared for spring training next season. Richards posted a 2.34 ERA in six starts this season, but he did not pitch after May 1 because of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 14, 2016  |  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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