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Angels could face extended period with Garrett Richards on the disabled list

Angels could face extended period with Garrett Richards on the disabled list

The Angels do not plan to activate ace Garrett Richards from the 10-day disabled list when he is eligible Sunday. Richards has not yet been cleared to resume throwing, and reliever JC Ramirez will replace him in the rotation Friday.

Manager Mike Scioscia said a “best-case scenario” would involve Ramirez pitching well and earning another turn five days later.

Richards has not played catch since he was diagnosed last week with what the team called a strained biceps. He has not pitched in eight days and could require more time to rebuild arm strength and/or complete a minor league rehabilitation assignment, depending on when the Angels’ medical staff clears him to resume...

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