|Jan. 13 11:57 AM PT12:57 PM MT1:57 PM CT2:57 PM ET14:57 ET19:57 GMT3:57 12:57 PM MST2:57 PM EST3:27 PM VEN23:57 UAE1:57 PM CT-Richards and the Angels have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.85 million contract.
Analysis: The Anaheim ace received a minimal salary increase after having his 2016 season cut short after six starts by a partially torn elbow ligament. The right-hander did avoid surgery and is expected to be ready for spring training. Richards went 15-12 with a 3.65 ERA and 176 strikeouts in 2015.
|Oct. 15 9:56 PM PT10:56 PM MT11:56 PM CT12:56 AM ET0:56 ET4:56 GMT12:56 9:56 PM MST11:56 PM EST12:26 AM VEN8:56 UAE11:56 PM CT-Richards is expected to be ready for spring training after the Angels right-hander completed his instructional league work with no problems in his right elbow. Richards had a platelet-rich plasma injection on Friday, the Angels announced. Richards also was examined by Dr. Steve Yoon, who saw continued healing in the pitcher's partially torn elbow ligament.
Analysis: Richards will rest his arm for the next 8 to 10 weeks before starting his regular offseason program in January. After starting for the Angels on opening day, Richards made just six appearances before he was shut down in May.
|Sep. 18 9:01 AM PT10:01 AM MT11:01 AM CT12:01 PM ET12:01 ET16:01 GMT0:01 9:01 AM MST11:01 AM EST11:31 AM VEN20:01 UAE11:01 AM CT-Richards threw off the mound for the first time since being tearing his right ulnar collateral ligament on May 1.
Analysis: He threw 20 pitches in the bullpen and is confident that continued stem cell treatments will allow him to avoid Tommy John surgery and be healthy by spring training.
|May 4 4:40 PM PT5:40 PM MT6:40 PM CT7:40 PM ET19:40 ET23:40 GMT7:40 4:40 PM MST6:40 PM EST7:10 PM VEN3:40 UAE (+1)6:40 PM CT-Richards threw off the mound to hitters for the first time since tearing his ulnar collateral ligament May 1.
Analysis: Richards, who has been throwing for a month after stem cell treatments showed significant healing in the ligament, will throw another bullpen this weekend before continuing his season in the instructional league.
|Apr. 26 4:01 PM PT5:01 PM MT6:01 PM CT7:01 PM ET19:01 ET23:01 GMT7:01 4:01 PM MST6:01 PM EST6:31 PM VEN3:01 UAE (+1)6:01 PM CT-Richards yielded one unearned run on three hits over 6 2/3 innings of Monday's win over Kansas City.
Analysis: Richards didn't have a win in his first four starts but has been good in his last three, posting a 1.42 ERA and holding opposing hitters to a .167 average.
|Apr. 5 3:51 PM PT4:51 PM MT5:51 PM CT6:51 PM ET18:51 ET22:51 GMT6:51 3:51 PM MST5:51 PM EST6:21 PM VEN2:51 UAE (+1)5:51 PM CT-Richards struggled to contain a deep Cubs lineup in Monday's opener, giving up three runs in five innings of a 9-0 loss.
Analysis: He surrendered six hits while walking three and striking out seven.
|2011||LAA||0||2||0 - 0||7||3||0||14.0||16||11||9||4||7||0||9||1.64||5.79|
|2012||LAA||4||3||1 - 3||30||9||0||71.0||77||46||37||7||34||1||47||1.56||4.69|
|2013||LAA||7||8||1 - 2||47||17||1||145.0||151||73||67||12||44||4||101||1.34||4.16|
|2014||LAA||13||4||0 - 0||26||26||1||168.2||124||51||49||5||51||1||164||1.04||2.61|
|2015||LAA||15||12||0 - 0||32||32||1||207.1||181||94||84||20||76||2||176||1.24||3.65|
|2016||LAA||1||3||0 - 0||6||6||0||34.2||31||16||9||2||15||1||34||1.33||2.34|
|Career||40||32||2 - 5||148||93||3||640.2||580||291||255||50||227||9||531||1.26||3.58|