The San Diego Padres have signed RHP Garrett Richards to a two year, $15 million deal.
For the Padres, Richards is a good pitcher that can never stay healthy. He\’s already undergone Tommy John surgery, and has been hurt every year since 2015. But, when healthy, he\’s showed he can be a frontline starter. A love this deal for the Padres if Richards can stay healthy. Mike Trout\’s former roommate, Richards isn\’t much of a strikeout pitcher, but has a good career ERA.
Richards, 30, had a 3.66 ERA, 4.13 FIP and 87 strikeouts in 76.1 innings for the Los Angeles Angels in 2018. His best career season was with the Angels in 2014, when he posted a 2.61 ERA, 2.60 FIP and 164 strikeouts in 168.2 innings. In his MLB career, all in Los Angeles, Richards has an ERA of 3.54, with a 3.62 FIP and 645 strikeouts in 744.2 innings.