Oct 28 3:05p
Richard (shoulder) cleared outright waivers and elected free agency Monday, MLB.com reports.
Richard's 2013 campaign was abbreviated due to a left shoulder injury, which required surgery in mid-July. Prior to the ailment, he made 12 underwhelming appearances, to say the least, going 2-5 with a 7.01 ERA, 1.633 WHIP, and 24:21 K:BB ratio in 52.2 innings. Due to his performance, a minor league contract may be in the cards, if he desires holding down an MLB roster spot at some point next season.