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Padres | Clayton Richard changes arm slot

San Diego Padres assistant general manager A.J. Hinch said SP Clayton Richard (illness) made an adjustment while on his rehab assignment with Triple-A Tucson. "A.J. told me Clayton's arm slot looked higher and he had better sink and velocity on his fastball than we saw in April," said manager Bud Black. "And Clayton feels good today." Richard allowed two runs and six hits while walking none and striking out four with Tucson Tuesday, May 21. Richard could come off the disabled list to start early next week.

Fantasy Tip: Downward movement on his pitches will help Richard be more successful, especially at PETCO Park. It's worth monitoring whether a higher arm slot will generate success for Richard upon his return.

2013-05-23 13:42:49 | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Bill Center

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