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Garrett Richards expected out 6-9 months with knee injury
Garrett Richards expected out 6-9 months with knee injury

Angels pitcher Garrett Richards has a tear in the patellar tendon in his left knee. The extent of his injury was determined after an MRI Thursday in Los Angeles. Richards will undergo surgery, which the Angels said would take place next week. He is expected to be sidelined six to nine months. Richards, 26, crumpled to the infield Wednesday night after he pulled up while covering first base on a ground ball in the second inning of a game against the Red Sox. He spent eight minutes on his back, writhing in pain as medical personnel attended to him and Angels first baseman Albert Pujols tried to comfort him. Richards began the game with a 13-4 record and a 2.53 earned-run average. The...

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