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Fri, 10 May 2013 14:08:57 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim placed SP Tommy Hanson (personal) on the restricted list Friday, May 10, and recalled RP Michael Roth in a corresponding move. Hanson is still dealing with the death of his step brother.
Fantasy Tip: It's unknown how long Hanson will be out this time. If it's an extended absence, Garrett Richards makes the most sense to take Hanson's spot in the rotation. Richards struggled during his brief time in the rotation earlier this year, but he'll deserve a look in AL-only leagues if he gets another shot.
Fri, 03 May 2013 16:16:59 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards is being moved to the back end of the team's bullpen, which likely means SP Jerome Williams will be used in the starting rotation.
Fantasy Tip: Richards can now be dumped in all mixed leagues, and Williams should only be a stream option based on matchups. Remember, Jered Weaver (elbow) will be returning to the rotation in the near future, too.
Sat, 20 Apr 2013 20:30:18 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards allowed just two hits and no walks with eight strikeouts over seven scoreless innings in a win Saturday, April 20, against the Detroit Tigers. He has worked into the seventh inning in both of his starts filling in for SP Jered Weaver (forearm), the only pitcher on the staff to make it past the sixth in the team's first 16 games.
Fantasy Tip: It helped Richards was staked to a 9-0 lead after the first inning in Saturday's game, but he showed something by keeping his focus and not getting sloppy with the big lead. He has emerged as a useful fantasy option in AL-only formats. He faces a favorable matchup Thursday, April 25, in his next scheduled start against the Seattle Mariners and SP Brandon Maurer.
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:03:55 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards will take SP Jered Weaver's (elbow) spot in the starting rotation.
Fantasy Tip: Richards likely is nothing more than a spot starter in AL-only leagues at this point but could become an option in all AL-only leagues and some mixed leagues if he pitches well in his starts.
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:27:28 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards could earn one of the final two spots in the bullpen.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:11:15 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards has been working with pitching coach Mike Butcher on keeping his posture straight as he drives toward the batter, and Richards thinks the adjustment gives him better control of his fastball. "Last year, I felt like I was a little bit herky jerky," Richards said. "Now, I just feel like I'm free and easy. I'm throwing the ball about 80 percent and I don't feel like I'm losing any velocity or any sharpness on my ball. I feel really good right now." He allowed an unearned run while giving up two hits, walking none and striking out one in two innings Monday, Feb. 25.
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:02:54 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jason Vargas is expected to join a rotation next year that includes SPs Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson, Tommy Hanson and Joe Blanton. SP Jerome Williams is likely to return to a long-relief role and SP Garrett Richards is likely to begin the year at Class AAA.
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:59:47 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim general manager Jerry Dipoto seems comfortable with SP Garrett Richards in the rotation next season. "He just needs time," Dipoto said. "He's had spectacular major league starts and some starts where he's looked like he's just cutting his teeth. That's what you are going to go through. We feel the upside is extremely high, but we don't want to put him in position where he has to pitch in the No. 2 or No. 3 hole. We want him to break into a major league rotation (at the back)."
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 23:58:19 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards is likely to rejoin the rotation for the 2013 season, barring any setbacks. "Garrett handled himself well at various points this season as a starter. He's got the pitch mix, he's got the delivery," Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said.
Thu, 27 Sep 2012 23:37:57 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Garrett Richards surrendered three runs in a four-run seventh inning for the Seattle Mariners on Thursday, Sept. 27. The Mariners went on to win 9-4.