Coming off elbow surgical procedure, Richards says he is becoming a member of Padres

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30 Nov 2018, 10:49 IST
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Free agent pitcher Garrett Richards says on Twitter that he is becoming a member of the rebuilding San Diego Padres.

A number of studies point out the right-hander has agreed to a two-year contract value about $15 million. Richards had reconstructive elbow surgical procedure in July whereas with the Los Angeles Angels.

Neither the Padres nor Richards’ company would verify the deal Thursday evening.

The transfer apparently is with an eye fixed towards 2020, when the Padres anticipate to be aggressive.

“At the moment I needed to make one of many hardest selections of my profession,” the 30-year-old Richards tweeted. “The feelings I am feeling are bittersweet. Whereas we’re excited to start out a brand new chapter as a Padre, it isn’t simple to say goodbye to the one crew I’ve know.”

Richards was 5-Four with a 3.66 ERA final 12 months earlier than having surgical procedure. He was 45-38 with a 3.54 ERA with the Angels since 2011.

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