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Garrett Thomas Richards

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Pitcher Garrett Richards was taken as a supplemental 1st round pick in the 2009 amateur draft by the Los Angeles Angels. He was signed by scout Arnold Brathwaite and made his pro debut that summer for the Orem Owlz. he was in Class A ball in 2010 and spent 2011 in AA, with the Arkansas Travelers of the Texas League. He had a very good season there, going 12-2, 3.15 in 22 games.

Richards made his major league debut with the Angels on August 10, 2011, starting against the New York Yankees. He gave up 6 runs in 5 innings to be tagged with the loss. He pitched seven times for the Angels that season, going 0-2, 5.79. In 2012, he began the season back in the minor leagues, playing for the first time at the AAA level with the Salt Lake Bees in the Pacific Coast League. He made 10 starts, with a record of 5-2, 4.51, before being called back to Los Angeles when ace Jered Weaver was placed on the disabled list. After one scoreless inning of relief on May 30th, he started against the Seattle Mariners on June 5th and earned his first big league victory with a very solid performance: he gave up one run in 7 innings and struck out 8 in a 6-1 win.

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