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Top Richard Lovelady News

  • Rays' Richard Lovelady: Shipped to Tampa Bay

    The Cubs traded Lovelady to the Rays on Saturday in exchange for Jeff Belge.

    Lovelady was cast off the Cubs' 40-man roster Tuesday following the acquisition of Tyson Miller, but he will get another shot with a big-league club as he joins Tampa Bay. Lovelady hasn't found much success in the majors this season, allowing five earned runs across 5.2 innings since being selected from Triple-A in late April. Jacob Waguespack (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day IL in a corresponding move.

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  • Cubs' Richard Lovelady: Removed from 40-man roster

    Lovelady was designated for assignment by the Cubs on Tuesday, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    The Cubs needed to free up a spot on their 40-man roster for new acquisition Tyson Miller. Lovelady had allowed five runs over his last four appearances before being booted off the roster.

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  • Cubs' Richard Lovelady: Contract selected

    The Cubs selected Lovelady's contract from Triple-Iowa on Sunday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    The left-hander failed to make Chicago's season-opening roster but will join the big club a month into the season. Lovelady struggled out of the bullpen at Iowa with a 5.84 ERA and 1.90 WHIP, though he did have a 20:1 K:BB across 12.1 innings.

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  • Cubs' Richard Lovelady: Fails to make cut

    The Cubs reassigned Lovelady to minor-league camp Thursday.

    Lovelady attended camp as a non-roster invitee after joining the Cubs on a minor-league deal over the winter. The right-hander logged a 4.63 ERA and 1.07 WHIP across 23.1 innings in 27 appearances out of Oakland's bullpen in 2023, but he fell short in his bid for a spot in the Cubs' Opening Day relief corps.

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  • Cubs' Richard Lovelady: Signs MiLB deal with Cubs

    Lovelady signed a minor-league contract with the Cubs on Monday, Driveline Baseball reports.

    Lovelady had a throwing session at Driveline on Monday and came out of it with a deal from the Cubs. The left-handed reliever missed a chunk of the 2023 season with a strained forearm, but it would appear he is now healthy. Lovelady holds a career 5.26 ERA and 64:25 K:BB over 65 innings covering parts of four major-league seasons.

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  • Athletics' Richard Lovelady: Outrighted to Triple-A

    The Athletics outrighted Lovelady (forearm) to Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.

    Lovelady held a 4.63 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 24:10 K:BB through 23.1 innings of relief this season with the A's before missing the entire second half because of a severe left forearm strain. The 28-year-old southpaw is officially off the 40-man roster in Oakland, though he'll remain part of the organization for the time being.

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  • Athletics' Richard Lovelady: Goes to 60-day IL

    The Athletics transferred Lovelady (forearm) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Wednesday.

    Lovelady's move to the 60-day IL was merely a formality after he had already been ruled out for the season with a strained left forearm. The transaction opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for left-hander Sean Newcomb, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.

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  • Athletics' Richard Lovelady: Shut down for season

    Athletics manager Mark Kotsay announced Saturday that Lovelady (forearm) has been shut down for the remainder of the season, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

    Kotsay didn't provide any other information, but Lovelady's weekend visit with Dr. Neal ElAttrache apparently didn't yield encouraging news regarding the reliever's recovery from a strained left forearm. The 28-year-old reliever finishes the 2023 campaign with a 4.63 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 24:10 K:BB in 23.1 innings.

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  • Athletics' Richard Lovelady: Undergoing further evaluation

    Lovelady is slated to undergo further evaluation on his injured forearm with Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles, the team's official site reports.

    The details surrounding Lovelady's forearm issues have been somewhat murky, and the fact he'll be undergoing further consultation suggests they may be a bit more complex than initially believed. The southpaw was placed on the injured list July 14, retroactive to July 11, and he remains shut down from throwing for the time being.

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  • Athletics' Richard Lovelady: Back on IL

    Lovelady was placed on the 15-day injured list with an undisclosed injury Friday.

    He was just reinstated less than two weeks ago after missing time with an elbow strain, so his arm likely started barking again. Freddy Tarnok was recalled from Triple-A to take Lovelady's place on the active roster.

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  • Athletics' Richard Lovelady: Back from injured list

    Lovelady (elbow) was reinstated from the 15-day injured list Sunday.

    Lovelady landed on the shelf in mid-June with a left-elbow strain, but he spent just one day over the 15-day minimum on the IL. He's been a solid late-inning option for Oakland this year with four holds and a 3.86 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 20:10 K:BB across 21 innings.

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  • Athletics' Richard Lovelady: Throws 20-pitch bullpen session

    Lovelady (elbow) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session before Tuesday's game versus the Yankees, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

    Lovelady has been on the 15-day injured list with a strain in his left elbow since June 16. The left-hander will likely need to throw a couple more sessions and may need a rehab assignment before having a chance to rejoin the Oakland bullpen in the early portion of July.

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  • Athletics' Richard Lovelady: Placed on 15-day IL

    Oakland placed Lovelady on the 15-day injured list Friday with a left elbow strain.

    Lovelady suffered the injury while making a relief appearance Thursday against the Rays, and the Athletics have yet to project a recovery timeline. Chad Smith will join the A's bullpen in a corresponding move.

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  • Athletics' Richard Lovelady: Pulled with apparent arm injury

    Lovelady was removed from Thursday's game against the Rays with an apparent left arm injury, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

    Lovelady was grabbing his left forearm after throwing a pitch and was instantly removed by trainers. The A's will take a look at him and should provide an official update relatively soon.

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  • Athletics' Richard Lovelady: Could be in mix for saves

    Lovelady (0-3) allowed one earned run on a walk and no hits while striking out one across 0.2 innings to take the loss Thursday against the Mariners.

    Lovelady entered the game in the bottom of the eighth inning with the score knotted at 2-2. He retired two of the three batters he faced but was pulled for Garrett Acton, who was on the mound when the winning run crossed the plate. Lovelady began the season in the minors, but he has pitched well since being recalled, turning in 13 scoreless outings in 16 appearances. It's difficult to decipher the Athletics bullpen due to their lack of wins and standout talent, but Lovelady could see some save chances moving forward -- particularly while Zach Jackson (elbow) is sidelined.

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  • Athletics' Richard Lovelady: Recalled from Triple-A

    Lovelady was recalled Saturday from Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Oakland claimed Lovelady off waivers from Atlanta on Thursday, and now he'll jump into the bullpen Saturday afternoon against the visiting Mets. Hogan Harris has been optioned.

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  • Athletics' Richard Lovelady: Claimed off waivers by OAK

    Lovelady was claimed off waivers from Atlanta on Thursday and assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Lovelady had allowed four earned runs through five innings of relief this season at Triple-A Gwinnett. The 27-year-old left-hander hasn't appeared in a major-league game since 2021 and will function as minor-league bullpen depth for Oakland.

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  • Braves' Richard Lovelady: Headed to Atlanta

    Atlanta acquired Lovelady from the Royals on Thursday in exchange for cash considerations. He was then optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Lovelady failed to make the Royals' Opening Day roster and is now headed to a new organization. He'll provide Atlanta with some left-handed relief depth at Gwinnett.

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  • Royals' Richard Lovelady: Sent to Triple-A

    Lovelady was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday.

    Lovelady had an excellent spring, pitching eight innings without allowing an earned run or a walk while striking out 10. Despite the strong showing, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports the Royals want Lovelady to work on building up arm strength after missing most of 2022 while recovering from Tommy John surgery. If the southpaw can continue his strong pitching into the minor-league regular season, it shouldn't be long before he's an option for the major-league roster.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Hinesville, GA
Age: 28
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: L, L