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Angels scratch Garrett Richards from Friday start

Angels scratch Garrett Richards from Friday start

Garrett Richards will not start Friday night's series opener against Tampa Bay's Chris Archer, the Angels announced Thursday. Richards has been fatigued since he became dehydrated and experienced cramps during a 33-pitch fourth inning in Texas on Sunday.

He was removed after that inning. Afterward, he said he felt fine. He played catch normally on Monday and Tuesday, but did not throw his between-starts bullpen session Wednesday, citing an overall lack of crispness across his body. 

Richards saw a doctor in Texas on Sunday and again Thursday in Southern California. The Angels said they would make a further announcement on his status Friday.

Reliever Cory Rasmus will...