Angels Pitcher Garrett Richards Placed On 10-DAY DL

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to an injury to his biceps.

Per’s Maria Guardado, Richards’ DL stint is due to a right biceps strain and is retroactive to April 6.

This is another setback for Richards after he tore a ligament in his elbow last season and made just six starts with a 2.34 ERA and 1.33 WHIP.

When healthy, he is one of the Angels’ best pitchers, but even his breakout effort in 2014 was cut short by a significant knee injury. He finished with a 2.61 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 26 starts that year and followed it up with a 3.65 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 2015.

Mike Morin was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding move. The news on Richards has been generally positive, as an MRI revealed his elbow is structurally sound, yielding a diagnosis of nerve irritation in his biceps. However, the injury, which forced Richards from Wednesday’s game after 4.2 innings, will result in him missing at least one start.

Angels Pitcher Garrett Richards Placed On 10-DAY DL
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