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Angels | Garrett Richards throws off mound

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00:28:58 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards (elbow) threw 20 pitches in the bullpen Saturday, Sept. 17. Richards had been shut down since May 1 after tearing his UCL, but the team remains hopeful he can avoid Tommy John surgery.

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Angels | Halos encouraged with Garrett Richards

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:42:07 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards (elbow) doesn't have any definitive timetable for a possible return this year, but manager Mike Scioscia said they are "encouraged." Richards will be evaluated again in six weeks.

Fantasy Tip: There still isn't a guarantee that Richards will pitch again in 2016 as he attempts to avoid Tommy John surgery. In most mixed leagues you probably shouldn't be waiting around for him and using an extra roster spot on him at this point.

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Angels | MRI coming for Garrett Richards

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 17:13:42 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards (elbow) will have an MRI later this month to determine if his torn elbow ligament is healing, manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday, June 12.

Fantasy Tip: Depending on the results, Richards could be headed for Tommy John surgery. Don't be surprised if he is out until sometime in 2017.

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Angels | MRI coming for Garrett Richards

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 17:13:42 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards (elbow) will have an MRI later this month to determine if his torn elbow ligament is healing, manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday, June 12.

Fantasy Tip: Depending on the results, Richards could be headed for Tommy John surgery. Don't be surprised if he is out until sometime in 2017.

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Angels | Garrett Richards won't wait around

Wed, 18 May 2016 17:04:56 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards (elbow) said he's not going to linger with his current stem cell treatment. It sounds like he will have Tommy John surgery in six to eight weeks if it doesn't work.

Fantasy Tip: That would basically ensure Richards misses all of 2017, which is a shame, as the 27-year-old had really come into his own over the past couple of seasons. It's also another blow to the Angels' pitching staff, which is also without Andrew Heaney and C.J. Wilson for an extended period. Youngster Nick Tropeano is probably the best bet to step up and provide the most value for fantasy owners in their absence.

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Angels | Garrett Richards update

Tue, 17 May 2016 09:08:52 -0700

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards (elbow) received a stem-cell injection Monday, May 16, and manager Mike Scioscia said there's no timetable for Richards' return. Richards is trying to avoid Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, but it'll be weeks before he knows if the injection was successful. Scioscia said Richards could be out the rest of this year and possibly all of next if he needs surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Oftentimes these injections to put off Tommy John surgery don't work, so Richards could be facing a long recovery if he requires surgery. Most of his owners likely already dropped him. In deeper leagues, you may want to stash him away if you have room in case he does return to pitcher later this season. But the odds are we don't see Richards until sometime next year. Even if he does come back in 2016, there's no guarantee he'll be very effective.

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Angels | Garrett Richards trying to avoid surgery

Mon, 16 May 2016 16:19:49 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards (elbow) will not undergo Tommy John surgery and will instead receive something similar to a platelet-rich plasma injection Monday, May 16. He will be shut down for six weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Well, this is a bit of a surprise. There's no guarantee that Richards will avoid potential Tommy John surgery down the road with rest and rehab, so he may wind up missing all of the 2017 season if the rehab doesn't work. There's a slim chance he could pitch later this season, but it's highly unlikely. Don't expect to realistically be able to use Richards in fantasy leagues until the second half of next season.

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Angels | Garrett Richards seeking other opinions

Tue, 10 May 2016 17:08:43 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards (elbow) is seeking other opinions on his arm before committing to Tommy John surgery. Dr. David Altchek is reviewing Richards' MRI next.

Fantasy Tip: It's likely inevitable that Richards will need elbow reconstruction, which will keep him out the rest of this year and some of next. Most owners have probably already dropped Richards in redraft leagues. You may want to hold off in the deepest of leagues, but you're probably delaying the inevitable.

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Angels | Garrett Richards placed on DL

Fri, 06 May 2016 16:53:55 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 6.

Fantasy Tip: Richards is seeking a second opinion on his torn ulnar collateral ligament, but he's expected to need Tommy John surgery, which will sideline him the rest of this year and part of next. He could choose to rehab, but even then he'd likely miss most of the rest of the year. It's probably safe to jettison him to the waiver wire and search for another starter to replace him.

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Angels | Garrett Richards seeking another opinion

Fri, 06 May 2016 15:42:19 -0700

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards (elbow) will seek a second medical opinion before making a decision on whether he will undergo Tommy John surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners should be preparing to be without Richards. At best, he attempts to rehab through the injury and misses a significant chunk of the season. However, rarely do pitchers not opt for Tommy John surgery when they have a torn ulnar collateral ligament. In deep formats, Matt Shoemaker is a speculative grab, as he'll likely see some starts going forward, and Tyler Skaggs will enter the rotation at some point, too. Stay tuned for a final word on Richards and the moving pieces within the Los Angeles rotation.

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