Clayton Richard SP SD 9 Months

Clayton Richard has elected free agency.

Richard had been outrighted off the Padres' 40-man roster. He was going to be non-tendered eventually, so it's just a matter of him hitting free agency sooner. The left-hander posted a 7.01 ERA over 52 2/3 innings this season before undergoing surgery to shave down part of his left clavicle. He's expected to be fine for spring training and should land in someone's rotation.

Clayton Richard SP SD Jul 20 '13

Clayton Richard underwent successful left shoulder surgery on July 15.

Richard is expected to begin a throwing program in three months. The 29-year-old left-hander is entering his final year of arbitration and will likely be a non-tender candidate this offseason.

Clayton Richard SP SD Jul 11 '13

Clayton Richard will undergo season-ending surgery to shave down part of his left clavicle.

The procedure is being done so that he doesn't encounter future problems with his acromioclavicular joint. The good news is that an MRI showed no damage to the AC joint in Richard's shoulder, and he should be fine for spring training next year. The left-hander is entering his final year of arbitration this winter and is probably a non-tender candidate.

Clayton Richard SP SD Jun 25 '13

Clayton Richard underwent an MRI which showed no damage to his shoulder joint.

While that's good news, Richard has a possible inflamed bursa sac pressing on a nerve. He was given a cortisone shot in the shoulder in attempt to help with the inflammation. There's no timetable for his return.

Clayton Richard SP SD Jun 22 '13

Padres placed LHP Clayton Richard on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury.

Richard made an early exit from his start Friday against the Dodgers after experiencing pain in his left AC joint. The Padres will likely have him visit a specialist.

Clayton Richard SP SD Jun 22 '13

Clayton Richard (shoulder) is expected to be placed on the disabled list.

Richard was removed his start Friday after just two pitches with pain in his left AC joint. The injury is to the same shoulder he had surgery on in 2011. Burch Smith, Tyson Ross, and Robbie Erlin are candidates to replace him in the starting rotation.

Clayton Richard SP SD Jun 21 '13

Clayton Richard was removed from Friday's game with left AC joint pain.

The injury is to the same shoulder that Richard had surgery on in 2011. The Padres will have him undergo further evaluation before determining the extent of the damage, but a stint on the disabled list is very possible.

Clayton Richard SP SD Jun 21 '13

Clayton Richard left Friday's game with an apparent injury.

He was removed after just three pitches. Tim Stauffer has taken over for him in the first inning. The Padres should provide an update on his status soon.

Clayton Richard SP SD Jun 16 '13

Clayton Richard allowed just one run on seven hits over eight innings in Sunday's win against the Diamondbacks.

Richard was pitching on six days rest after he was scratched from his start on Saturday. It was a solid bounce back effort, but he only had one strikeout and still has a 7.01 ERA over 53 innings this season.

Clayton Richard SP SD Jun 15 '13

Clayton Richard has been scratched from his start Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

No word yet on why he isn't available, but Richard is expected to be pushed back to start Sunday. Jason Marquis will move up one day and start in his place.