San Diego Padres left-handed starter Clayton Richard was placed on the disabled list with an intestinal virus, and he has been reinstated to the Padres, as expected, following a quality second rehab start at Triple-A Tucson in which Richard held the opposition to two runs in six innings.
Richard has had a, quite frankly, awful season for the Padres to this point with an 0-4 record and an awful 8.54 ERA in six starts. Through those six first starts, Richard totaled 26.1 innings, which is less than five innings per start. Hopefully for the Padres, Clayton Richard can turn it around after his DL stint, and let’s hope he turns things around significantly at that. Richard has a 2.05 WHIP this season as well, and he has four more walks than strikeouts (17 to 13).
In order to bring back the 29-year-old southpaw starter, the San Diego Padres sent down fellow southpaw Tom Layne to Triple-A Tucson. The 28-year-0ld reliever was called up to the Padres MLB squad just a few days ago and allowed three hits and one run in 2.1 innings during his sole appearance for the Padres. Layne should be able to get back on the Padres Major League roster later on this season if somebody else goes down, and it should be noted that he also managed to strikeout two batters without walking any in that appearance against the NL West rival Arizona Diamondbacks. However, Layne was also charged with the loss in that contest.