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Name  Garrett Richards
Born  5/27/1988
Height  6-3
Weight  215
Number  43
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
6/2/2013 9:02:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles righthander Garrett Richards sprained his ankle Sunday against Houston. SOURCE: Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times
Insight: Richards didn't seem too worried about the injury after the game. The Angels might keep him out as a precaution but we wouldn't expect Richards to miss more than a couple games. Now that Richards (2-3, 5.15 ERA) isn't a starter his fantasy value is pretty limited.
4/20/2013 8:43:00 PM
Description: Angels starter Garrett Richards tossed seven scoreless innings of two-hit ball Saturday against the Tigers. He struck out eight and didn't walk a batter.
Insight: The hard-throwing Richards hasn't been a big strikeout pitcher since moving up from Class A, and he has a BB/9 over four since his first year at Triple-A in 2012. He'll remain in the rotation as long as Jered Weaver is out, but we'll need to see him do this again before we endorse him in fantasy leagues.
4/9/2013 4:10:00 PM
Description: Garrett Richards will replace Jered Weaver in the Angels' rotation, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN. Weaver suffered a fracture in his left elbow Sunday and will miss 4-6 weeks.
Insight: Richards made nine starts last season and posted a 3-2 record, 4.42 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 1.26 K/BB. He can be ignored for now in most leagues.
7/21/2012 4:45:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles starter Garrett Richards will start Tuesday at Kansas City as the Angels have moved the struggling Jerome Williams to the bullpen.
Insight: Richards (3-1, 3.53) has allowed a ton of baserunners (1.55 WHIP) but he's managed to limit the scoring. He's a risky play against better offenses but you can use him Tuesday against the Royals.
7/17/2012 10:45:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles starter Garrett Richards limited the Tigers' offense to just three hits in seven scoreless frames as the Angels won 13-0 Tuesday night in Detroit.
Insight: It's easy to forget about Richards (3-1, 3.53 ERA) with all of the dominant offensive performances on display Tuesday night at Comerica Park but this was one of his better starts of the year. Unfortunately, with Dan Haren close to returning from the DL, this could be the last time Richards sees the mound for a while.
6/17/2012 7:06:00 PM
Description: Angels starter Garrett Richards shut out Arizona over eight four-hit innings Sunday to improve to 2-0. He walked four and struck out five.
Insight: Richards (2-0, 0.86) has been solid in three starts in place of Jered Weaver (back) after going 5-2 with a 4.31 ERA in 10 starts at Triple-A Salt Lake. However, he'll either go back to Triple-A or move to the bullpen when Weaver returns within the next two weeks.
4/21/2012 1:48:00 PM
Description: It's not like the pitching-rich Angels needed more help, but SP Garrett Richards is dominating for Triple-A Salt Lake of the PCL in the early going. In four starts he's got a 1.67 ERA, 0.963 WHIP and 27 Ks against six walks.
Insight: The 42nd pick of the 2009 draft out of the University of Oklahoma was 12-2 last year with a 3.15 ERA with the Arkansas Travelers of the Texas League. Don't expect him with the big team in 2012 unless injuries force their hand, but he's got a bright future as a No. 2 or No. 3 starter.