Garrett Richards is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously played in MLB for the Los Angeles Angels, San Diego Padres, and Boston Red Sox.
Richards appeared in 47 games (17 starts) in 2013, going 7–8 with a 4.16 ERA.
Chris Carter, Jon Singleton, and Matt Dominguez each struck out on a single pitch in the ninth inning for the Houston Astros.
When it came to the 2014 All-Star Game, Richards finished second in the voting behind Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox.
Richards’ first career shutout came against the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 4, 2014, when he allowed only five hits and no runs in nine innings.
In a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on August 20, 2014, Richards sustained a knee injury while attempting to complete a double play at first base.
He was taken off the field on a stretcher. Richards’ 2014 season was cut short due to a torn patellar tendon in his left knee, which was discovered after the fact. On August 22, he underwent a procedure to remove his appendix.
What Is Garrett Richards Contract?
After signing a one-year deal with the Texas Rangers, former starter Garrett Richards is expected to take on a role as a long reliever.
For the remainder of this season, Richards will be paid $4.5 million, according to the terms of his contract.