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Name  Clayton Richard
Born  9/12/1983
Height  6-5
Weight  245
Number  30
Position  SP
Bats  L
Throws  L
7/12/2013 8:28:00 PM
Description: Clayton Richard will be shut down for the remainder of this season. SOURCE:
Insight: The Padres lefthander is having surgery on his left clavicle. Assuming there aren't any setbacks, he should be ready to go by spring training.
6/25/2013 4:55:00 PM
Description: Padres lefty Clayton Richard's MRI showed no damage to his shoulder joint, according to Lee Hamilton of The Mighty 1090 AM San Diego.
Insight: Richard possibly has an inflamed bursa sac pressing on a nerve but doesn't appear to have bone joint damage. He's out indefinitely.
6/22/2013 8:15:00 PM
Description: San Diego lefthander Clayton Richard has officially been placed on the DL.
Insight: Richard has been struggling with pain his left AC joint, which is similar to the injury that landed Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz on the DL a few days ago. The Padres haven't announced who will take Richard's spot in the rotation Wednesday against the Phillies.
6/22/2013 9:28:00 AM
Description: Padres starter Clayton Richard left Friday night's game after throwing just two pitched and is expected to be placed on the disabled list with a shoulder injury.
Insight: Richard hasn't been a viable fantasy option with his 2-5 record, 7.01 ERA and 1.63 WHIP so this injury shouldn't effect many rosters.
6/15/2013 5:56:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Clayton Richard was scratched from Saturday's start.
Insight: Richard doesn't have an injury, the Padres have just decided to flip him with Jason Marquis. He'll start Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
5/14/2013 6:47:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Clayton Richard (intestinal virus) will make a rehab start with Triple-A Tucson Thursday.
Insight: Richard battled the virus in April and lost 12 pounds. That might explain why he has allowed 37 hits, seven homers and 25 earned runs and walked 17 batters in 26 1/3 innings this season.
5/5/2013 5:07:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Clayton Richard (intestinal virus) has been placed on the disabled list, according to
Insight: Richard lost 12 pounds since battling flu-like symptoms in April, according to manager Bud Black. Perhaps that explains why he has allowed 37 hits and 25 earned runs in 26 1/3 innings this season. Tyson Ross has been activated, but he will serve as a reliver since he cannot currently swing a bat due to the partial dislocation of his left shoulder that he suffered last month. San Diego will go with a four-man rotation for the next week.
4/20/2013 6:07:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Clayton Richard was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday because of the flu. Andrew Cashner will start in his place. SOURCE: Corey Brock,
Insight: Richard gave up seven earned runs in 4 1/3 innings to the Mets in his first start but has allowed just two over his last 11 innings. The left-hander should be fine for his next turn.
4/3/2013 10:30:00 PM
Description: San Diego lefty Clayton Richard was crushed by the Mets Wednesday for seven earned runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. He allowed three homers, walked two and struck out one.
Insight: Richard had a 3.99 ERA last season but that was aided by a 3.02 mark at Petco Park. He went 6-9 with a 4.74 ERA on the road.
2/16/2013 9:40:00 PM
Description: The Padres have come to a one-year agreement with starting pitcher Clayton Richard.
Insight: Now the two sides won't have to go to arbitration. Richard put together a solid 3.99 ERA last season but that was obviously aided by the pitcher-friendly conditions at Petco Park (8-5, 3.02 ERA at Petco, 6-9, 4.74 everywhere else).
Hot8/19/2012 10:07:00 PM
Description: The Giants just couldn't keep up with San Diego starter Clayton Richard on Sunday. In eight innings of work, the lefthander gave up just five hits and one unearned run.
Insight: This effort marked Richard's 10th win of the season. He's now 3-1 with a 1.78 ERA over his last four starts.
Hot8/8/2012 9:00:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Clayton Richard fired a complete game five-hit shutout Wednesday against the Cubs.
Insight: Of course, it came at Petco Park, where Richard is now 6-4 with a 3.05 ERA in 11 starts, compared to 3-7 with a 4.45 on the road.
Hot6/27/2012 11:28:00 AM
Description: Padres starter Clayton Richard may be just 5-7 with a 3.95 ERA and 1.29 WHIP, but he's been masterful in his last three outings, all wins.
Insight: Richard's last three starts have totaled 21 1/3 IP with a 1.69 ERA and 1.17 WHIP. He's faced Seattle twice and Oakland once, so the numbers may be a bit skewed, but he's certainly pitching better than his overall numbers and could be a useful fantasy starter.
6/21/2012 7:20:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Clayton Richard will oppose Kevin Millwood and the Mariners at home Friday coming off two straight wins on the road. Richard, owned in eight percent of Yahoo! leagues, is someone deep leaguers should consider streaming.
Insight: Richard (4-7, 3.94) has allowed just one run on 13 hits in 14 2/3 innings over his last two starts, including one against Seattle on June 12. Richard is 2-3 with a 2.72 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP in six home starts this season, and 13-14 with a 2.72 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and .219 BAA in 37 career starts at Petco Park. The lefty has also dominated Seattle in five career starts, going 3-1 with a 1.97 ERA and 1.22 WHIP.
6/17/2012 7:28:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Clayton Richard shut out Oakland on five hits in 7 2/3 innings Sunday. Richard walked two and struck out six.
Insight: Richard (4-7, 3.94) has allowed just one run on 13 hits in 14 2/3 innings over his last two starts, both wins. However, those starts came against Seattle and Oakland, so don't get too excited about Richard's fantasy prospects.
3/27/2011 7:48:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Clayton Richard got torched today by the Angels, giving up nine runs in five innings.
Insight: Richard has been off and on this spring. He was good last year at Petco and should still give you some good production. Don't read too much into this one at this point.
3/18/2011 6:17:00 AM
Description: Clayton Richard allowed one run over four innings yesterday in his second spring start.
Insight: He didn't look good in his first start so this was nice to see. Richard should be pretty comparable to last season when he was an end-of-rotation pitcher in mixed leagues.
3/6/2011 12:52:00 PM
Description: Clayton Richard hasn't pitched in any games this spring because of a "cranky shoulder". SOURCE: SIGN ON SAN DIEGO
Insight: This story hasn't been given much press but it's concerning that Richard is behind this spring. He was a workhorse for San Diego last year but his poor strikeout rate only makes him a week-to-week option in mixed leagues.
10/2/2010 10:04:00 AM
Description: Richard allowed three runs on seven hits over 5.1 innings on Friday against the Giants. He walked two and struck out one.
Insight: Richard picked up his 14th win of the season as he kept the Padres in contention for the playoffs. He is 14-9 with a 3.75 ERA this year. (
9/26/2010 6:26:00 PM
Description: Clayton Richard gave up six runs in five innings today as the Padres lost the division lead.
Insight: This start followed up a complete game shutout earlier in the week. Richard isn't a great option for his final start - at San Francisco against Matt Cain.

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