|Mar. 1 11:32 AM PT12:32 PM MT1:32 PM CT2:32 PM ET14:32 ET19:32 GMT3:32 12:32 PM MST2:32 PM EST3:02 PM VEN23:32 UAE1:32 PM CT-Richards is expected to begin pitcher fielding drills in about a week as he makes progress from August knee surgery, and the club remains hopeful he could be pitching in games two to three weeks into the regular season for the reigning AL West champions.
Analysis: Manager Mike Scioscia said that Richards would throw a bullpen session of 40-50 pitches and do some simulated work Sunday to prepare for fully fielding his position, weather permitting with rain forecast all weekend in the Arizona desert.
|Feb. 20 2:16 PM PT3:16 PM MT4:16 PM CT5:16 PM ET17:16 ET22:16 GMT6:16 3:16 PM MST5:16 PM EST5:46 PM VEN2:16 UAE (+1)4:16 PM CT-Richards hopes to ready to pitch for the Los Angeles Angels by opening day, ahead of the schedule projected when hurt his left knee last summer.
Analysis: Richards tore the patellar tendon in his left knee on Aug. 20 and had surgery two days later. Richards threw his second bullpen session since the injury on Friday, when pitchers and catchers reported to camp, and said he is at about 75 percent. The right-hander was 13-4 with a 2.61 ERA in 26 starts when he got hurt, a turnaround from his 7-8 record the previous year.
|2011||LAA||0||2||0 - 0||7||3||0||14.0||16||11||9||4||7||0||9||1.64||5.79|
|2012||LAA||4||3||1 - 3||30||9||0||71.0||77||46||37||7||34||1||47||1.56||4.69|
|2013||LAA||7||8||1 - 2||47||17||1||145.0||151||73||67||12||44||4||101||1.34||4.16|
|2014||LAA||13||4||0 - 0||26||26||1||168.2||124||51||49||5||51||1||164||1.04||2.61|
|Career||24||17||2 - 5||110||55||2||398.2||368||181||162||28||136||6||321||1.26||3.66|