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Angels Pitcher Garrett Richards to Visit Pechanga

TEMECULA, Calif. – (July 29, 2015) – Angels fans are invited to meet RHP Garrett Richards at a free meet-and-greet on Thursday, August 6 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Pechanga Resort & Casino Grand Ballroom. Richards will sign one personal item per guest. Signatures are open to the first 500 people. Patrons attending the event must be 18 or older, or accompanied by an adult to enter the Pechanga Grand Ballroom for the autograph session. Members of the media are welcome to cover the meet-and-greet.

Richards spent his early childhood in Riverside, Calif. before moving with his family to Oklahoma. He attended the University of Oklahoma and was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the first round (42nd overall) in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. He set career bests in nearly every major pitching category in 2014 and compiled a 13-4 record with a 2.61 ERA (168.2 IP – 49 ER) and 164 strikeouts before having his season cut short after suffering a season-ending injury in August. On June 4, 2014 at Houston, Richards struck out the side on nine pitches and joined Nolan Ryan as the only Angels to accomplish the rare feat.