Dan Haren will start Saturday for the Cubs against the Phillies, and Jason Hammel and Jon Lester will go on Tuesday in a doubleheader against the Pirates. But who starts Sunday in the series finale against the Phillies is to be determined.
Clayton Richard, who was designated for assignment by the Cubs on Monday, rejoined the team on Wednesday when reliever Rafael Soriano was placed on the disabled list with inflammation in his right shoulder.
Chicago Cubs signed free agent LHP Clayton Richard.
August 4, 2015
Chicago Cubs released LHP Clayton Richard.
August 3, 2015
Chicago Cubs designated LHP Clayton Richard for assignment.
August 2, 2015
Chicago Cubs recalled LHP Clayton Richard from Iowa Cubs.
July 23, 2015
Chicago Cubs optioned LHP Clayton Richard to Iowa Cubs.
July 22, 2015
Chicago Cubs designated Clayton Richard for assignment.
July 4, 2015
Chicago Cubs selected the contract of LHP Clayton Richard from Iowa Cubs.
July 3, 2015
Pittsburgh Pirates traded LHP Clayton Richard to Chicago Cubs for cash.
July 3, 2015
LHP Clayton Richard assigned to Iowa Cubs.
May 11, 2015
LHP Clayton Richard assigned to Indianapolis Indians from Bradenton Marauders.
May 7, 2015
LHP Clayton Richard assigned to Bradenton Marauders.
December 3, 2014
Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent Clayton Richard.
September 14, 2014
Clayton Richard assigned to Mobile BayBears from Reno Aces.
August 25, 2014
LHP Clayton Richard assigned to Reno Aces from Mobile BayBears.
August 9, 2014
Mobile BayBears activated LHP Clayton Richard from the 7-day disabled list.
August 1, 2014
Arizona Diamondbacks signed free agent LHP Clayton Richard to a minor league contract.
August 1, 2014
LHP Clayton Richard assigned to Mobile BayBears.
October 28, 2013
LHP Clayton Richard elected free agency.
June 22, 2013
San Diego Padres placed LHP Clayton Richard on the 15-day disabled list. Left shoulder strain.
June 22, 2013
San Diego Padres transferred LHP Clayton Richard from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Left shoulder strain.
May 27, 2013
San Diego Padres activated LHP Clayton Richard from the 15-day disabled list.
May 15, 2013
San Diego Padres sent LHP Clayton Richard on a rehab assignment to Tucson Padres.
May 5, 2013
San Diego Padres placed LHP Clayton Richard on the 15-day disabled list. Intestinal virus.
October 28, 2011
San Diego Padres activated LHP Clayton Richard from the 60-day disabled list.
August 26, 2011
San Diego Padres transferred LHP Clayton Richard from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
July 5, 2011
San Diego Padres placed LHP Clayton Richard on the 15-day disabled list. Strained left shoulder
July 31, 2009
Kannapolis Intimidators Traded RHP Dexter Carter to Fort Wayne TinCaps; Chicago White Sox Traded LHP Aaron Poreda, Adam Russell and LHP Clayton Richard to San Diego Padres and San Diego Padres Traded RHP Jake Peavy to Chicago White Sox.
Clayton Colby Richard...he and his wife, Ashley, reside in Lafayette, Ind with their son, Cashton...attended
the University of Michigan where he played football and baseball...went 0-1 with a 2.43 ERA and five saves
in 21 games (two starts) for the Wolverines in 2005...became Michigan's first two-sport baseball player
since basketball's Robbie Reid (1998-99)...redshirted during Michigan's 2003 Big Ten championship football
season and did not play baseball in 2004...was 8-15 for 52 yards as a backup quarterback in 2004 and earned
Big Ten all-academic honors...a 2003 graduate of McCutcheon High School in Lafayette, Ind...originally
signed by White Sox scouts Nathan Durst and Mike Shirley.2012Set career-highs in innings pitched (218.2) and tied his
career-high in wins (14) and games started (33).
Led the club with 18 quality starts, second-most in his career (20
QS in 2010).
His 218.2 innings pitched were fourth-most among NL pitchers
and ninth-most among all Major League pitchers.
Allowed a career-high 31 home runs, the most among all National
League pitchers and seventh-most among Big League pitchers.
Held left-handed hitters to a .241 (48-for-199) opponents batting
average with just two home runs to left-handed hitters.
Tossed a five-hit shutout on 8/8 vs. CHI, the second shutout of
his career (also, 9/21/10 at LAD) and third complete game of his
career, second complete game of 9.0 innings.
Had a career-best tying five-game win streak from 8/19-9/20 over
a six-start span, going 5-0 with a 3.38 ERA(15 ER/40.0 IP) with the Padres 6-0 over that stretch...also had a five-game win streak in 2010 (7/28-8/24/10).
Over six starts in June, went 3-2 with a 2.21 ERA(10 ER/40.2 IP).
Over six starts in August, went 5-1 with a 2.42 ERA (12ER/44.2 IP), tied for the most wins ever by a Padres pitcher
in the month of August, just the third Padre to do so (also,Andy Benes in August 1991 and Jake Peavy in August
2007, both 5-0).
From 6/12 through the end of the season, went 12-7 with a 3.68 ERA (58 ER/142.0 IP) and 64 strikeouts against
21 walks in his final 21 starts...Padres were 13-8 in his final 21 starts.
In 14 starts at Petco Park, went 8-5 with a 3.02 ERA (32ER/95.1 IP), a .245 (90-for-367) opponents batting average
and 51 strikeouts against 15 walks, with the Padres 9-5 in his starts at home. At home,from 5/16-9/12,went 7-2 with a 2.90 ERA (23ER/71.1IP)over 10 starts, with the Padres 8-2 in those starts.
Won five-straight home starts from 7/18-9/12, posting a 1.60 ERA (7 ER/39.1 IP) over that stretch...was the first
Padres pitcher to win five-straight home starts with in the same season since Greg Maddux also did so in 2007(ELIAS).
On 6/22 vs. SEA,went 2-for-2 at the plate with three RBI,earning the victory that day and becoming the first pitcher in
Padres history to get a hit in each of his official at-bats,drive in three runs and get the win in the same game(ELIAS).
On 5/20 vs. LAA, at the plate, had a pinch-hit singleand scored the game-ending run in the bottom of the 13th inning.
On 10/1 at MIL, his last game of 2012, hit his first Major League home run in the third inning off Shaun Marcum,
a solo shot.2011Made 18 starts for the Padres before undergoing season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder on 7/29...Had a career-long five-game losing streak from 5/21-6/17, going 0-5 with a 3.79 ERA (15 ER/35.2 IP)...received just five runs of support total during that span...Received 40 runs of support throughout the season, with 17 of those coming in two outings (4/2 at STL; 5/16 at ARI)...two or fewer runs of support in 12 of his 18 starts (zero runs in six starts; one run in four starts; two runs in two starts)...Won each of his last three starts before landing on the DL, posting a 1.59 ERA (3 ER/17.0 IP) over that stretch...Placed on the 15-day DL 7/5 with a strained left shoulder and transferred to the 60-day DL on 8/26.2010Made a career-high 33 starts for the Padres in
2010, leading the club with a career-high 201.2 IP...also
established career-bests in ERA (3.75), strikeouts (153)
and wins (14).
Ninth time in franchise history a left-handed pitcher has led the team
in innings pitched and first since Bruce Hurst (244.2 IP) in 1989...Tossed his first CG shutout on 9/21 at LAD (9.0, 8, 0, 0, 2, 6)...second
CG of his career and first 9.0-inning CG...first left-handed pitcher to
toss a CG for San Diego since Sterling Hitchcock on 9/7/99 at PIT
(8.0 IP, 3 ER)...first left-handed pitcher to throw a CG shutout for
the Padres since Hitchcock did so on 8/14/98 vs. MIL...Started the season by going 6-4 with a 2.74 ERA (31 ER/102.0 IP)
over his first 16 starts from 4/9-6/30...Struck out a career-high 10 batters on 6/30 vs. COL...tied for the
most strikeouts by a Padre in 2010...Had a career-best five-game winning streak over six starts from 7/28-8/24, posting a 3.48 ERA (13 ER/33.2 IP) over
that span...Went 6-6 with a 3.15 ERA (37 ER/105.2 IP) in 17 starts at PETCO Park and 8-3
with a 4.41 ERA (47 ER/96.0 IP) in 16 starts on the road...Was 10-3 (.769) in 18 starts against National League West opponents, the most
wins against the NL West for any pitcher in 2010...most wins by a Padre against
the NL West since LHP Dennis Rasmussen (12 wins vs. NL West) and RHP
Eric Show (11 wins vs. NL West) in 1988...Held left-handed hitters to a .228 (47-for-206) opponents batting average
while right-handers hit at a .281 (159-for-565) clip...15 of his 16 home
runs allowed to right-handers...Allowed a home run to Joey Votto on 9/26 vs. CIN, his first home run
allowed to a left-handed hitter all season and first since his first start
as a Padre on 8/1/09 vs. MIL (Prince Fielder)...snapped a streak of 241
homerless at-bats to left-handed hitters...only his fifth career home
run allowed to a left-handed hitter...other three homers to left-handers
were 4/10/09 vs. MIN (Justin Morneau), 6/3/09 vs. OAK (Jason Giambi)
and 6/30/09 at CLE (Travis Hafner).2009Split the season between the White Sox and Padres, making a combined 38 appearances (26 starts)...
acquired by the Padres 7/31 along with three other pitchers in exchange for Jake Peavy...Combined to go 9-5 with a 4.41 ERA (75 ER/153.0 IP) in his 38 games between Chicago and San Diego...Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 5 prospect in the White Sox organization...Made 12 starts for the Padres, going 5-2 with a 4.08 ERA (29 ER/64.0 IP)...Padres went 9-3 in his starts, including winning
each of his first three and his last four...Began the season in the bullpen, posting a 4.32 ERA (8 ER/16.2 IP) in 12 relief appearances with the White Sox...moved to
Chicago's rotation beginning 5/12 and started the rest of the season...As a starter, combined to go 9-5 with a 4.42 ERA (67 ER/136.1 IP) in his 26 starts between Chicago and San Diego...Tossed 8.0 innings of one-run ball in each of his last two starts with the White Sox (7/21 vs. TB; 7/26 at DET)...both outings
marked career highs for innings pitched...Struck out a career-high eight on two occasions, 5/23 vs. PIT (with CWS) and 9/13 vs. COL (with SD)...Including four Interleague starts with the White Sox and all 12 outings with San Diego, went 6-2 with a 3.94 ERA (36 ER/82.1
IP) vs. the National League...Finished the season going 1-0 with a 0.95 ERA (2 ER/19.0 IP) in his last three outings...worked at least 6.0 innings in each
game, tossing shutout ball twice.2008went 2-5 with a 6.04 era (32 er/47.2 iP) in 13 games (eight
starts) over two stints in his fi rst season with the White Sox ... was 2-5 with
a 6.35 era (28 er/39.2 iP) as a starter and 0-0 with a 4.50 era (4 er/8.0
iP) in relief ... compiled a 2.41 era in three starts when lasting at least 6.0
IP and a 9.86 ERA in fi ve starts with less than 6.0 IP ... did not factor in the
decision in his major-league debut on 7/23 vs. the Rangers (4 ER/4.0 IP) ...
struck out seven, the most by a Sox starter making his debut since Ravelo
Manzanillo fanned eight on 9/25/88 vs. Kansas City ... was optioned to Class
AAA Charlotte on 8/5 and recalled on 8/15 ... made his fi rst relief appearance
on 8/17 at Oakland, striking out two in 1.0 scoreless IP ... earned his fi rst
win on 8/19 vs. Seattle with 6.0 scoreless IP ... won his second straight start
on 8/25 at Baltimore (3 ER/6.0 IP) ... lost his fi nal start on 9/17 at Yankee
Stadium despite allowing only two runs on fi ve hits over 6.2 IP and carrying
a 1-0 lead into the seventh inning ... opponents hit .226 (21-93) the fi rst time through the lineup, compared to
a .351 average (26-74) the second time around and .412 (14-34) the third time ... lefties batted .274 (20-73)
and right-handers .320 (41-128) ... all fi ve of the homers were surrendered to righties ... went 12-6 with a 2.48
era (35 er/127.2 iP) in 20 combined starts between charlotte and class aa Birmingham ... was the starting
pitcher for the united States team in the MlB all-Star Futures game on 7/13 at yankee Stadium, allowing one
unearned run in 1.0 iP ... was selected to the initial u.S. olympic roster, but did not play following his promotion
to the Sox ... began the season with the Barons, going 6-6 with a 2.47 era in 13 starts ... was named Southern
league Pitcher of the week for 5/26-6/1 ... went 6-0 with a 2.45 era in six starts at charlotte ... cited by Baseball
America as possessing the Best control among international league pitchers ...went 9-0 with a 1.72 era (13
er/68.2 iP) in his last 10 minor-league starts.2007Spent the season with Single-A Winston-Salem, going 8-12
with a 3.63 ERA (65 ER/161.1 IP) over 28 games (27 starts)...Finished second in the Carolina League in innings pitched and eighth in
ERA...Ranked among organizational leaders in innings pitched (3rd), complete
games (T3rd) and ERA (6th).2006Combined to go 7-9 with a 3.85 ERA (51 ER/119.1 IP) in 22 games (21 starts) between Single-A
Kannapolis and Single-A Winston-Salem.2005Combined to go 2-2 with a 3.33 ERA (19 ER/51.1 IP) between Rookie-level Great Falls and Single-A
Kannapolis...Named Pioneer league Pitcher of the Week for 6/27-7/3.