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Angels' Garrett Richards ahead of schedule in return from knee surgery
Angels' Garrett Richards ahead of schedule in return from knee surgery

Garrett Richards is scheduled to begin throwing off a mound in the second week of February, putting the Angels right-hander slightly ahead of schedule in his return from the left-knee surgery that ended his season last August. General Manager Jerry Dipoto said Richards has been throwing five times a week at a distance of 130-150 feet and jogging on a “de-weighted” treadmill at about 75% of his body weight. The hard-throwing 26-year-old right-hander, who went 13-4 with a 2.61 earned-run average last season, is expected to begin jogging on his own by the end of next week, at which point he will begin throwing off a mound. “Ordinarily, he’d have thrown off a...

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