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Cubs call up OF Matt Szczur, designate pitcher Richard

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Chicago Cubs recalled outfielder Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa and designated left-hander Clayton Richard for assignment Monday night before their game with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Szczur was hitting .295 with seven home runs, 26 RBIs and 19 stolen bases in 58 games with Iowa. In 32 games with the Cubs earlier this season, he batted .211 with one homer, eight...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs @ Brewers: Richard vs. Lohse (Game 104 Thread)

CHC (56-47): LHP Clayton Richard (1-0, 5.40) MIL (44-61): RHP Kyle Lohse (5-12, 6.25) First pitch: 1:10pmCT Fowler# cf Schwarber* c Coghlan* lf Rizzo* 1b Bryant 3b Soler rf Castro ss Richard* p Russell 2b   Segura ss Lucroy c Braun rf Lind* 1b Davis lf Herrera 2b Peterson* cf Perez 3b Lohse p Richard last started on July 20 (5.2 IP, 3 ER) and had a no-decision in Cinci. He’s...
Via Cub Reporter
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates not worried about pitching depth

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded Clayton Richard, but the organization still feels it has enough pitching depth. "We've lost surplus. We lost depth in our depth," Hurdle told "But I still think we're in a place where we're covered. If we lose two starters, that might change." There is no such thing as having to much pitching so having a healthy Richard in the mix would...
Via Fox Sports
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates lose game to Indians, Clayton Richard to Cubs, Jameson Taillon to hernia

If I had time to write a preview for yesterday’s game, I would have said that I was a bit concerned about this Pirates/Indians series as the Indians have a pitching staff that strikes hitters out like crazy and the Pirates have an offense that tends to stall out against high-strikeout pitchers by striking out like crazy. The Pirates had some trouble with Trevor Bauer yesterday...
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Clayton Richard to make Chicago Cubs debut day after being traded

It’s been a crazy 24 hours for Clayton Richard. On Friday, he was a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates Triple-A Indianapolis team. On Saturday, he’ll be making his first major league start since 2013, except it’ll be with the Chicago Cubs, not the Pirates. The Cubs traded for the 31-year-old Richard on Friday, sending the Pirates cash considerations. Richard is set to start Saturday’s...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates Sign Clayton Richard to Minor League Deal

In an effort to help possibly bring in another veteran arm to their rotation or bullpen, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Clayton Richard to a minor league deal with a spring training invite, the team announced via it’s Twitter account Wednesday morning. The #Pirates have signed LHP Clayton Richard to a minor league contract with an invitation to big league camp. — Pittsburgh...
Via Baseball Essential
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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