Rickard was placed on the 45-day injured list with left elbow inflammation Monday.
Rickard's contract was selected by the Giants on Wednesday, but his season will come to an end as a result of an elbow injury. The 29-year-old appeared in four games this season and went hitless with one walk and one run over five at-bats. It's unclear whether he'll be healthy by spring training in 2021.
Rickard's contract was selected by the Giants on Wednesday.
Rickard spent camp on the 60-man roster after signing a minor-league deal with the Giants in January. He'll join the active roster to fill outfield depth, but it's unclear how much playing time he'll receive. During 68 games with the Orioles and Giants last season, Rickard hit .226 with 14 runs and 10 RBI.
Rickard made the Giants' 60-man roster.
The veteran outfielder was in camp on a minor-league deal prior to the shutdown. San Francisco doesn't have the most talented outfield depth chart, but Rickard lacks long-term upside or the potential to generate trade interest, so he should play sparingly.
Rickard signed a contract with the Giants on Monday, which includes an invitation to spring training, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Rickard was cut by San Francisco back in December, but the team announced Monday that he's one of 18 non-roster invitees to spring training. He split time between the Orioles and the Giants last season, hitting .226 with three homers and 10 RBI over 68 games.
Rickard was non-tendered by the Giants on Monday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Rickard spent time in Baltimore and San Francisco during the 2019 campaign, slashing .226/.312/.357 with three home runs and 10 RBI over 68 games.
Rickard started in left field and went 0-for-1 before being removed in an 8-3 win over the Rockies on Thursday.
Rickard was in the starting lineup against a southpaw, but he was removed once Kyle Freeland left the contest after just three innings. Mike Yastrzemski took over in left field and went 2-for-3 with a home run. Rickard has a couple more shots to start this weekend with the Dodgers scheduled to throw left-handed starters Saturday (Hyun-Jin Ryu) and Sunday (Rich Hill), but his pedestrian .226/.314/.360 slash line won't generate much buzz amongst fantasy owners.
Rickard was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Rickard is likely in line for a bench role during his time with the Giants. He's hit .206 with three homers, seven RBI and three stolen bases in the majors this season (48 games).
Rickard was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday.
Rickard's latest stint in the majors lasted a little more than a week, with the outfielder going 3-for-13 with a homer and a double to bring his line for the season to .206/.311/.366. He figures to return when rosters expand in September.
Rickard went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and another run scored in Friday's loss to the Phillies.
Rickard hit his first home run as a Giant off starter Drew Smyly in the third inning. He then walked and scored again in the sixth. The long ball was his third of the season through 44 games while batting .207/.314/.372. The 28-year-old was promoted to the majors August 8 after getting claimed on waivers. He had previously spent time with the Orioles.
Rickard was promoted to the majors Thursday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Steven Duggar (shoulder) was placed on the injured list to make room for Rickard's arrival. The 28-year-old outfielder was claimed off waivers by the Giants on June 21 and will likely serve as the fourth outfielder for his new club. Rickard slashed .358/.406/.568 with 34 runs scored and 20 RBI for Triple-A Sacramento.
Rickard was claimed off waivers by the Giants on Friday and optioned to Triple-A Sacramento, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Rickard has been an adequate fifth outfielder but little more than that over parts of four seasons in Baltimore, hitting .245/.299/.372 in 317 games. The 28-year-old will wait in the minors for his next shot at the big leagues and shouldn't be counted on to produce much of note if and when he does arrive, with the difference in home park between Baltimore and San Francisco likely to take a further bite out of his already unimpressive numbers.
Rickard was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Monday.
Rickard struggled during his time with the Orioles this season, slashing .203/.304/.347 through 42 games. He didn't do much better after being sent to the minors in May, slashing .203/.338/.469 with four homers and a 16:11 K:BB across 17 games with Triple-A Norfolk before being dropped from the Orioles' 40-man roster. Sean Gilmartin had his contract purchased from Norfolk in a corresponding move.
Rickard was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday.
Rickard received 32 at-bats this month and hit .219 with an 8:6 K:BB over that stretch. This clears a roster spot for Keon Broxton, for whom the Orioles traded earlier this week.
Rickard will sit for the second straight game Saturday against the Rays, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Rickard started 11 games in a row but now seems to have fallen out of favor, at least temporarily. Stevie Wilkerson will start again in center field.
Rickard is not in the lineup Friday against the Rays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Rickard sits after making 11 straight starts. He hit just .150 over that stretch and has no hits in his last four games. Stevie Wilkerson will fill in for him in center field.
Rickard went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a two-run home run in Tuesday's 9-1 win over the White Sox.
Rickard's second homer of the season came during the fourth inning to cap off Baltimore's scoring for the evening. The 27-year-old has been quite streaky to begin the season and is slashing .214/.286/.386 with 21 strikeouts through 70 at-bats.
Rickard isn't in the lineup Saturday for the first game of the Orioles' doubleheader with the Twins, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Rickard sits after starting each of the Orioles' past three games, but there's a good chance he'll be back in the lineup for the nightcap of the twin bill. Baltimore will go with an outfield of Trey Mancini, Cedric Mullins and Dwight Smith for the front end of the doubleheader.
Rickard went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, two RBI, a run scored, a stolen base and a walk in Thursday's win over Tampa Bay.
Rickard finally managed to turn things around at the dish, driving home a run in the third on an infield single and plating the winning run in the 11th on a double to left. The 27-year-old had been held hitless in four straight games entering Thursday's contest but put together his third multi-hit effort of the 2019 campaign in a 6-5 victory.
Rickard is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Red Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
The Orioles will deploy an outfield of Trey Mancini, Cedric Mullins and Dwight Smith in the Patriots' Day game, relegating Rickard to the bench for the second time in the series. Rickard has recorded just two hits in 22 at-bats over his last nine appearances and could see his opportunities dwindle if the Orioles are comfortable using Mancini in the outfield on a semi-regular basis.
Rickard is not in the lineup Saturday against the Red Sox, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
Rickard has something between a part-time role and a true starting role this season. He's gotten the nod against each lefty but has started just four of nine games against righties. Trey Mancini starts in right field.
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