Clayton Richard
P SD
1 week ago

Richard (0-2) allowed two runs on three hits and three walks over five innings while striking out three in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Both runs scored on solo shots by Wilmer Flores and Neil Walker, but with Steven Matz talking a no-hitter into the eighth inning any runs Richard gave up would have been too many. The veteran lefty lasted 74 pitches after throwing just 26 in his last appearance, so look for the Padres to give him a longer leash if they can in his next start Saturday at home against the Diamondbacks.

Clayton Richard
P SD
2 weeks ago

Richard will join the Padres' rotation and start Sunday's game at Citi Field, MLB.com's AJ Cassavell reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Padres will go with a six-man rotation for at least a couple weeks with Richard slotting in to help ease the workload on the other five starters. He has not pitched more than one inning since July 12, so it would be surprising if he went deep enough into Sunday's start to qualify for a win. Equally unappealing is Richard's 6.46 ERA and 12.4 percent K-rate in 15.1 innings in the big leagues this year.

Clayton Richard
P SD
2 weeks ago

Richard is a candidate to be used as a sixth starter during an upcoming 16-game stretch, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Padres have a team day off Monday, but after that, begin a 16-game stretch with the first nine on the road. Richard, who was signed by the Padres on Saturday, might get a chance to claim a back-end rotation spot near the end of the stretch. He'll be used out of the bullpen in the upcoming three-game series in Pittsburgh, but after that, the team plans to rest him in case he's needed as a starter. Of course, one long, extra-inning game always risks throwing a wrench in those plans.

Clayton Richard
P SD
3 weeks ago

Richard was re-signed by the Padres on Saturday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Richard will join the Padres bullpen after spending the past year with the Cubs. He was a member of the Padres from 2009 through 2013, but left in free agency that winter. Richard was recently DFA'd by the Cubs on July 26, after only pitching 14 innings out of the bullpen this year, allowing 10 runs with a 2.14 WHIP.

Clayton Richard
P SD
1 month ago

Richard was designated for assignment by the Cubs on Tuesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Richard struggled to find his rhythm with the Cubs this season and allowed 10 runs over just 14 innings of action from the bullpen. Retiring batters was also an issue for Richard, as opponents hit .377 with him on the mound, contributing to an astronomical WHIP of 2.14.

Clayton Richard
P SD
1 month ago

The Cubs activated Richard (knee) from the disabled list Friday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Richard has been sidelined since late June with his knee injury, but he is ready to rejoin the Cubs after completing a four-game rehab assignment. He will work out of the Cubs' bullpen but tossed at least three innings in each of his last three minor-league outings, so he figures to be available for long relief if needed.

Clayton Richard
P SD
1 month ago

Richard (hand) will not likely return to the Cubs until after the All-Star break July 15.

EDGE Analysis

Richard was placed on the 15-day DL on June 21 due to a blister on his hand. He has made three rehab appearances, including a 4.2 inning start Friday with Double-A Tennessee, allowing one earned run on three hits while striking out four. The 32-year-old should be ready to go by the time the All-Star break ends, and could make another rehab appearance in the meantime before rejoining the Cubs' bullpen.

Clayton Richard
P SD
2 months ago

Richard (hand) is set to continue his rehab with Double-A Tennessee, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Triple-A Iowa heading on a road trip, Richard will continue his rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee as he nears his return to the majors. The 32-year-old turned in a strong outing the last time he took the mound for Triple-A Iowa, giving up only a hit and two walks over four scoreless innings. He'll likely make one or two more tune up appearances for Double-A Tennessee and could get called up before the All-Star Break.

Clayton Richard
P SD
2 months ago

Richard (hand) is headed to Triple-A Iowa for a rehab assignment, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Richard was placed on the DL just five days ago, so it appears safe to say the blister that landed him there is minor. Look for a minimum stay on the DL before Richard returns to middle relief.

Clayton Richard
P SD
2 months ago

Richard was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a blister, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Richard has pitched 12.1 innings as a reliever for the Cubs this season, and posted a 7.30 ERA and 2.19 WHIP. He is used mostly for organizational depth in the Cubs bullpen.