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

Not Your Average Spring Training Fluff Piece

Finding the Wife a New Fluffer By Billy Lybarger I’m old. No really, I’m just old. The sooner I came to grips with this fact, the easier my life became. Full blown acceptance of this fact has come with its perks, but also with its heartaches. I now park in the handicap parking spaces. I’ve been disabled for nine years. I didn’t get a placard for the first 6 years of my disability...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

On paper, Padres rotation springs forward

A different group of pitchers reported to the Peoria Sports Complex on Thursday for the start of spring training. In 2013, only Edinson Volquez and Clayton Richard entered the Padres’ camp with probable spots in the rotation. Volquez, the Opening Day starter, finished the season with the Dodgers. Richard, the No. 2, finished on the disabled list, soon to become a free agent. ...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Steps Yankees could take to retool for 2014

Credit: Rant Sports A quick 2013 review: The Yankees didn’t out-homer their opponents, which is rare since usually they lead the league in delivering carnage to the seats. Since 2002 NYY has outhomered their opponents in every season . It is safe to say injuries exposed their hitting and lack of depth at the MLB level. But the Pinstripes’ Pitching lacked performance even with...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

2013-14 Off-Season: Extra Value Meal or Dollar Menu?

Padres fans’ disappointment in the Padres 2012-13 off-season, when they did nothing to upgrade anything about the roster, has been well documented. But, that was last year. What does this off-season hold in terms of potential free agent signings? We’ve already seen changes, as Clayton Richard was shown the door (but there is always the chance that he comes back) last week. Colt...
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November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

NL West Rumor Mill: 10/31/13

Now that the 2013 MLB season has officially come to a close, the offseason is finally here. With the offseason comes many rumors, and for all things regarding the Padres and the NL West, we’ll keep you updated. Here’s what is being whispered already: > Earlier this week, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reported that the Padres have interest in Angels first baseman Mark...
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
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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...
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October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Clayton Richard opts for free agency

getty images Clayton Richard has opted for free agency after he was outrighted off of the San Diego Padres 40-man roster. It appeared that the Padres would release Richard sooner or later so this simply gives the left hander a head start on free agency. Richard, 30, appeared in 12 games for the Padres this season posting a 7.01 ERA and a 1.63 WHIP over 52 2/3 innings of work. In...
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...
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

DL Stint Prompts Moves

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June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres Clayton Richard Likely to DL with Shoulder Injury

San Diego Padres Clayton Richard will be headed to the disabled list after feeling pain in his AC joint (down his neck and into the upper part of his chest) in Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.Richard had only thrown two pitches (the first a ball and the second a strike to leadoff hitter Mark Ellis) before he felt discomfort in his shoulder.Padres manager Bud Black...
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June 22, 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...
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June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking: Game 74 (SD vs. LA)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres beat the the Dodgers in game two of the series by a score of 5-2. Clayton Richard left the game after two pitches due to injury but was picked up by the relief work of Tim Staufffer, Tyson Ross, Dale Thayer, and Huston Street...
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June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres 5, Dodgers 2

Chris Denorfia and Chase Headley each had two RBIs as the Padres roughed up Clayton Kershaw and four relievers shut down the Dodgers after Clayton Richard left two pitches into his start with shoulder pain, leading San Diego to a 5-2 victory over Los Angeles on Friday night. Tim Stauffer (1-0) gave up one run in four innings for his first win since Sept. 16, 2011, and closer Huston...
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June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

A Point Of Contention

On Thursday, during the Padres’ off day, after they’d finished off a sweep of the NL East leading Braves, I started reading some Twitter musings about how few games back the Padres were from first place and how close contention actually was for this team. So I tweeted this: Negative Nancy tweet: let's see the Padres get over .500 before we wonder if they are possible contenders...
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June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 69: What You Need to Know

The Padres defeated Arizona yesterday (4-1) to complete consecutive sweeps at home against first place teams. Clayton Richard pitched for his career yesterday and got the win in 8 fantastic innings of work moving the team to 35-34 . . . which is amazing!  The Padres head to San Francisco to begin a series today. Recaps: Blanks’ blast gives Padres 6th straight win – Scott Bair...
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June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Game Score Update

The Padres 17-inning outlasting of Toronto last Friday was made possible by many things, including Clayton Richard’s pitching.  He threw the final two innings in relief and got the win very early Saturday morning.  Richard threw only 26 pitches, but it would have been fool-hardy to ask him to turn around 18 hours later and start, so the Padres called up Robbie Erlin. Erlin exceeded...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Rabble Rabble Rabble

Remember when Clayton Richard had potential? I mean, not potential all-star potential, but solid middle of the rotation starter potential? I remember it like it was 3 years ago. It was 3 years ago. In 2010, Richard threw 200 innings for the first time. It was also the last time he struck out more 5 batters per 9 innings. That year Richard struck out nearly 7 per 9, gave up home runs...
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June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres 4, Blue Jays 3

Robbie Erlin won his first major league start after being called up to help a depleted staff, Everth Cabrera had three hits and two RBIs, and the San Diego Padres beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 for the second time Saturday. Erlin (1-0) was recalled from Triple-A Tucson because scheduled starter Clayton Richard was forced to pitch two innings in relief in the Padres' 17-inning...
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June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres 4, Blue Jays 3(17)

Clayton Richard earned his first win of the season by pitching two innings in relief and Jesus Guzman singled home the winning run with two outs in the 17th to give the San Diego Padres a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays early Saturday. Richard (1-5), who had been scheduled to start Saturday night, came on to start the 16th. He came in 0-5 with an 8.35 ERA in seven starts...
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June 01, 2013  |  Discuss

MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: May 16

Clayton Richard made his first start since going on the DL, and finally pitched like the Padres number two starter. Keyvius Sampson and Justing Hancock also tossed marvelous starts to help their teams.
May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres place Richard on DL, activate Ross

The San Diego Padres placed winless left-hander Clayton Richard on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with an intestinal virus and activated right-hander Tyson Ross. Manager Bud Black said Richard has lost 12 pounds since getting sick during a series at San Francisco two weekends ago, although he's started to gain it back. The move came a day after Richard fell to 0-4 with an...
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May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Virus Sidelines Left-hander

Hot News for SP Clayton Richard
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Slumping D-backs look to solve Richard, Padres

Chase Headley says talks regarding a potential contract extension to stay in San Diego were becoming a distraction, so he's decided to wait until the offseason to focus on the negotiations. He hasn't seemed too distracted at the plate, though. The Padres seeks a sixth consecutive home victory Saturday night when they take on the Diamondbacks, who have lost four straight...
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May 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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